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Next Virtual Field Trip Stop: The Deep Blue

The ocean is our planet’s life support system. It covers over 70 percent of Earth’s surface, supplies over half its oxygen, and shelters an incredible diversity of life. To gear up for Earth Day, join the National Geographic Society on a virtual field trip! Register today to tune in on April 21 at 1 p.m. ET.  In this virtual field trip, dive into learning about … Continue reading Next Virtual Field Trip Stop: The Deep Blue

Embark on a National Geographic virtual expedition in celebration of Black History

Every place has a story. Storytelling has the power to transport a listener back in time or foster a deeper appreciation of places and communities today. Explore fascinating locations and stories from the comfort of your home with National Geographic’s new Virtual Field Trips. Each trip features video segments, trivia quizzes, and a Q&A with featured Explorers.  This month, National Geographic Explorers Candacy Taylor and … Continue reading Embark on a National Geographic virtual expedition in celebration of Black History

A Year in Review: The 10 Good Things That Inspired Us in 2020

This post was written by Chief Education Officer Vicki Phillips. This year was like nothing we’ve ever experienced before. Just as 2020 changed our world, it changed education as well. The global pandemic shut down schools prompting an enormous transition to remote and hybrid learning. Along the way, another epidemic continued—of violence against the Black community—sparking a long-overdue reckoning over racial injustice. For these reasons … Continue reading A Year in Review: The 10 Good Things That Inspired Us in 2020

#ThatsGeography: How I use VR in Cross-Curricular Teaching (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

This post was written by educator Katie Harnish. Near the school where I teach, the kids live in a lot of high-density housing and have limited access to green space. My school sits on a big campus and I thought it was a real opportunity for students to go out and explore, take an explorer mindset, and make a guidebook to teach others about our … Continue reading #ThatsGeography: How I use VR in Cross-Curricular Teaching (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

Strategy Share: Using 360-Degree Technology to Engage Student Explorers

Immersive technology speaks to how my ninth-graders experience the world. Students drive their own learning, curiosity, and exploration. I can hear students yell with excitement as they discover new things and make connections to what they already know. Those who have a hard time sitting still can use motion as an asset to their learning. Continue reading Strategy Share: Using 360-Degree Technology to Engage Student Explorers