This blog is written by National Geographic Education Social Media & Promotion Intern, Amelia Tidona, as a part of the Geography Awareness blog-a-thon.  GeoPivot is a fun, fresh, highly visual e-magazine with a focus on newcomers to geography and GIS. It is a place for students, young professionals, and career flippers to connect with each other and share stories about their geo journeys. A newly launched online magazine and community, … Continue reading GeoPivot

#GreatNature: Celebrate Your Neighbors this September

This blog post was written by Justine Kendall, National Geographic Education staff. We’re sharing National Geographic staff and friends’ stories about nature to celebrate the Great Nature Project. To share your own nature photos of plants and animals with National Geographic, visit  What is Great Nature? To some of our explorers it’s a very, very close-up picture of a snake. To others it’s a regal … Continue reading #GreatNature: Celebrate Your Neighbors this September

Deciphering Teenage Grunts. DUH.

SCIENCE Linguists Try to Decipher Teenage Grunts Clearly, linguistics exists just so we can give a technical description of those hard-to-spell sounds that erupt from callow youths. yeeah. The eye-rolls are vital. Discussion Ideas: Alveolar glides, affricates, glottal stops. Do students think linguists invented these terms to better understand teenage speech patterns? Unlikely. These are words or descriptions that apply to very specific sounds made … Continue reading Deciphering Teenage Grunts. DUH.