Archive for month: March, 2017

Turn your classroom into a citizen science lab with GlobalXplorer

“Citizen science” projects can boost student engagement by giving kids the opportunity to help solve real-world problems, in fields ranging from archaeology to zoology. One citizen science option that we recommend is GlobalXplorer, a new platform launched by archaeologist (and [...]

10 questions to ask your family around the table

Sometime between the first bite of turkey and the last slice of pie, it’ll happen: a lull in the dinner conversation. What will you do next? If you’re breaking bread with acquaintances, you might turn small talk into smart conversation or choose [...]

7 ideas about finding the work you were meant to do

You don’t “find your calling,” you fight for it — and other lessons from people who found their passion (sometimes late in life). Whether it was during a career aptitude test or in a heart-to-heart chat, chances are someone has talked to you about [...]

So you want to be an archaeologist….

Sarah Parcak has one of the coolest jobs in the world. As a modern-day Indiana Jones, she looks at infrared satellite images of Earth to help identify lost pyramids and ancient cities across North Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean. Then, she grabs [...]

How anonymous companies hurt young people

This animated video collaboration with TED Prize shines a light on anonymous companies and the negative effects that they can have on people around the world. Here’s what you need to know: Anonymous companies are often used to cover up crime. Global Witness, [...]

Make history by recording it with StoryCorps

Everyone has a story. What’s yours? What about your parents and teachers? Your elders and mentors? Now is a great time to add all of these stories to the largest living archive of human voices on the planet: StoryCorps The [...]