Depending on the chosen activity, it would be helpful but not necessary for instructors to have teaching experience. In particular, it would be valuable to understand how to take advantage of and/or create collaborative learning opportunities with the Xpeditions activities.
Planning and Preparation
These activities are designed to be easily implemented and do not require extensive preparation. Educators should become familiar with the different steps and might like to research the specific topic to gain a basic understanding of the issues in advance. Similarly, if the activity involves computer software and/or media production, facilitators can work with these tools ahead of time to anticipate issues and questions.
- Software: Multimedia, etc., as needed
- Computers: The main activity may not require computers, but computers with Internet access are essential for the special features linked within each activity.
- Cameras: Helpful for some of the projects that involve documentation and media production.
All of the National Geographic Activities are available for free on the website. No registration is required.