National Geographic Explorer Mindset Framework

Here you will find info on the Explorer Mindset, which includes types of knowledge, traits, and skills. It’s a useful structure for imagining projects that take students from formulating questions to taking informed action, while harnessing or rebuilding their capacity for curiosity.

Storytelling for Impact

If you are interested in learning how to incorporate storytelling into your curriculum with audio, video, photography, and/or infographics, these free, self-paced National Geographic courses may be just what you’re looking for.


For anyone looking for an open-source GIS program with a dedicated developer community, this is the one for you. It is as powerful as ESRI’s ArcGIS without the yearly licensing.

QGIS Tutorials

The QGIS community has developed a very extensive tutorial to show you the foundations of GIS., which you can find here.

Fred Gibbs is a historian with extensive experience in the digital humanities. He has a three-part tutorial here that is very easy to follow.