March 24, 2011

Site of the Week

Filed under: March 2011 — mbrown @ 9:33 am

teachers’ domain
Teachers’ Domain is a completely free database of educational media, support materials, and tools to enhance classroom lessons and professional development activities. You can search this vast database of resources by subject and state standard. The digital media available is provided by several public broadcasting entities and their partners. Teachers’ Domain is funded by the National Science Foundation.

March 18, 2011

Disaster in Japan: An opportunity to teach

Filed under: March 2011 — mbrown @ 10:07 am

On March 11, 2011 a massive earthquake occurred near the northeastern coast of Japan, creating enormous tsunami waves that left a path of destruction that has affected millions. Thousands are confirmed dead, injured, or missing and millions are without water, electricity, or transportation.

In the wake of this terrible disaster, as people all over the world reach out to help, teachers can use this as a teaching opportunity. Students can study tsunamis, earthquakes, and other natural disasters, learn about how to get involved, follow the story and create timelines of events, map the destruction, and study the economic impact of this disaster on Japan and countries around the world. Here is a list of Web sites dedicated to providing teacher resources related to the disaster in Japan. (more…)

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