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Educator Spotlight: Designing Sustainable Cities

Reggie Vasquez challenged his fifth-graders to design a future city incorporating sustainable and alternative energy sources. Students used the inquiry process and education technology, such as green screen, virtual reality, and mapping tools, to create public service announcements explaining their sustainable cities. What inspired you to create a National Geographic Educator Certification project focused on designing sustainable cities? My young children, my students, my passion … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Designing Sustainable Cities

Strategy Share: Building Empathy Through Virtual Immersion

The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Ali Farlow-Troy, a middle- and high-school science and physical education teacher in Toronto, Ontario, after her expedition to the Arctic. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for pre-K–12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Hanging off the bow of a ship called the National Geographic Explorer, watching a polar bear guide … Continue reading Strategy Share: Building Empathy Through Virtual Immersion

At the Explorers Festival: Peg Keiner

Peg Keiner was one of the educators who joined us at the 2018 Explorers Festival. As a technology and innovation leader, she has had the opportunity to bring unique ways of learning and exploring to her community. Through the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program, she was able to share her journey to Antarctica with her school community. Peg sat down with us to talk about all things science, technology, and … Continue reading At the Explorers Festival: Peg Keiner

Reading, Writing, and Code

TECHNOLOGY Computer coding instruction is growing at Internet speeds. Since December, 20,000 teachers have introduced coding lessons, according to Code.org, a group backed by the tech industry that offers free curriculums. In addition, some 30 school districts, including New York City and Chicago, have agreed to add coding classes. And policy makers in nine states have begun awarding the same credits for computer science classes … Continue reading Reading, Writing, and Code

The Great Nature Project

National Geographic invites you to share pictures of plants and animals from your world with the whole world. Last night, National Geographic received the 2013 Risorgimento Award from Destination Imagination, an organization that gives students the opportunity to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. In National Geographic’s acceptance speech, Melina Bellows of National Geographic Kids officially kicked off the Great Nature … Continue reading The Great Nature Project