Join our Student Citizen Science Challenge

Join The European Citizen Science Association and MapWorks Learning's Student Citizen Science Challenge. Students & teachers are invited to use visual storytelling to reflect on and share their student citizen science projects exploring aspects of environmental monitoring and sustainability. Whether it’s students collaborating on existing environmental monitoring citizen science projects or student-led projects investigating environmental sustainability, student groups and their mentors are invited to creatively and visually present their environmental exploration. Click on the blue box to share your story about environmental monitoring and sustainability.

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What is Narrative Atlas?

Narrative Atlas connects learners around the world to share their own stories and solutions to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Narrative Atlas is a project by MapWorks Learning, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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THREE PARTNERS

MapWorks Learning, Teachers Without Borders, and Ushahidi have pooled their expertise to provide a robust environment for student and teacher engagement and problem-based inquiry.

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STUDENT PROJECTS

Student projects involve collaborative problem-solving and tangible, measurable learning outcomes to address the pressing global challenges of the 21st century articulated in the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals, such as climate change, poverty, energy, and environment. Narrative Atlas deepens the personal, social, cultural, global, and academic dimensions of 21st century learning.

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TEACHERS AND COLLABORATION

Narrative Atlas assists teachers by pairing them with overseas partners, providing ongoing guidance, and collecting, creating, and curating open educational resources (OERs), such as curricula, lesson plans, and instructional templates.

REGISTER

Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in joining Narrative Atlas

PROFILE

Fill out your profile, tell us where you’re from, your interests, add a photo or two!

CONNECT

Find a group on Narrative Atlas that is working on a topic of interest or create your own and invite others to join

LEARN

Find out what others know and are doing – offer your own perspective

COLLABORATE & CREATE

Work with others around the world and design local solutions to one of our world’s most pressing issues

SHARE

Tell your story to the world! You and your friends can share your solution and how you came up with it.  

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

Resources for Being a Human: Homo Sapiens—the Storytelling Animal

What traits distinguish human beings from the millions of other animal species on Earth, including the 5,000+ mammal species and 200 hundred or so primate species? Many traits once believed to be uniquely human, such as language, complex social organization, and warfare, have been found elsewhere in the animal kingdom. But we alone write books, make movies---tell stories. And we alone do science. And aren’t storytelling and science related? In both, we imagine things about the world and develop a narrative that is coherent, consistent, and in some sense explains something. Today our technology allows all of us to become instant authors and film directors. We can tell our stories to people all around the world—and we can find stories from people all around the world. But storytelling is an art—even when the story is about science. Here are some resources that will help you learn the art of science and storytelling.

Pixar in a Box | Partner content | Khan Academy

Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn in school — math, science, computer science, and humanities — are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney.

YouthLearn ” Digital Storytelling

This curriculum was developed by the YouthLearn team for the Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) program. AYV was a ten-year, philanthropic effort of the Adobe Foundation to increase creativity in education. The entire collection of curriculum and resources developed for the AYV program can be found on the Adobe Education Exchange – Youth Media.

Digital Storytelling Lesson Plans

More sites to help you find success in your classroom Rubric Maker Create custom rubrics for your classroom. Graphic Organizer Maker Create custom graphic organizers for your classroom. Pics4Learning A curated, copyright-friendly image library that is safe and free for education.

8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling – EdTechTeacher

Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling.

Teach Youth Radio: Storytelling Resources For Educators.

Free storytelling resources for educators from Youth Radio, NPR’s youth desk.

Circle of Stories | PBS

Circle of Stories uses documentary film, photography, artwork and music to honor and explore Native American storytelling.

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