Take Action Fridays – what I hoped for, and what I got

For the past few years, Taking Action has been my thing. Our Walk for Water campaign raised over $30,000 over three years and more importantly, raised awareness of hundreds of students and their families about the global water crisis.We got written up in the local newspaper, stories on the public access channel, and I ended … Continue reading Take Action Fridays – what I hoped for, and what I got

#worldgeochat Preview – Ditching the Textbook

This week we tackle one of the most requested topics in the worldgeochat community - ditching textbooks. There's a lot of research on this topic - A LOT. (My Masters thesis compared how well students did with and without textbooks.) A lot of that research suggests that textbooks are an essential tool for students, while … Continue reading #worldgeochat Preview – Ditching the Textbook

3 things we could do tomorrow to make Americans geoliterate

We've all seen YouTube videos of Jay Leno asking geography questions to average Americans and getting ridiculously stupid answers. Wait.  You haven't see it? Just remember, once you've seen it, you can't unsee it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m8H7-gv2yA   Our friends from @NatGeoEducation also shared the article "Most Young Americans Can't Pass a Test on Global Affairs" last … Continue reading 3 things we could do tomorrow to make Americans geoliterate