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Which resources will / have you used in your classroom?  

I'm curious to know which resources that were presented on today's webinar you will or have used in your classroom? When I was teaching in FL I used many of the hurricane resources in a webquest with students. They were very helpful, especially in helping students use real data to make conclusions about what they were learning.

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Hi. I think I really understood one of her main goals which was to keep people safe. Being from Florida I can tell you hurricanes are apart of regular life. My personal safety tips are for before, during, and after the storm. Before... GET GAS! Hurricanes can take a swing and become a closer direct hit and if you decide to leave last minute... with the rest of your local population... you will not find gas. Be prepared to evacuate. Meaning... gas, HOTELS with PETS, cash, snack food, water, extra clothes and pillows, PET FOOD, and cell phone chargers... they will be your life line for checking local weather and weather back home (deciding when to go back home) and to find out how your loved ones are and how your home weathered through.. down branches...etc. and google maps to help you arrive and navigate through your unknown new destination and best ways there...board up your windows before all the stores are out of wood... really invest in hurricane shutters. You will be so thankful. (Peace of mind if you evacuate) and prevent the massive amounts of financial harm due to water damage. Flooring being first. Also, put towels in front of your doors so that water doesn't rush in. In Florida we are nearly at sea level... actually beach side is... so guarantee water is going to come in. During the storm... have flashlights! Guarantee your power will go out during the storm and days after. It's so naural to walk into a room and turn on the light switch and realize again... you don't have electric. Water. Keep cool while you don't have ac. Also pick up any branches in the yard because they could fly into your screen porch and put patio furniture inside.. as they can hit your windows. After, help your neighbors out... their phones died and need to call family and let them know they are ok. Give them leftover water or come over until their power is turned back on and sit in the ac.. because it's really hot after a storm. That's just something I've learned my whole life here and hope it helps anyone and their loved ones. Best

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I missed the original airing of the webinar but was so grateful to receive these easy to use and very knowledgeable resources. Of course I went to the "water cycle " first and that was awesome... but then I saw a link about "glaciers". I've always been naurally curious about glaciers, so I linked it and was really educated. I went to the "extention" section first. I really learned the science behind glaciers such as how they form (from the surroundings they pass through) and was really shocked to learn they can grow for centuries. Thank you again for your great presentation and all the time and care you gave. Best

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Originally Posted by Heidi Jungovic


I missed the original airing of the webinar but was so grateful to receive these easy to use and very knowledgeable resources. Of course I went to the "water cycle " first and that was awesome... but then I saw a link about "glaciers". I've always been naurally curious about glaciers, so I linked it and was really educated. I went to the "extention" section first. I really learned the science behind glaciers such as how they form (from the surroundings they pass through) and was really shocked to learn they can grow for centuries. Thank you again for your great presentation and all the time and care you gave. Best



Heidi ... it would be great if you would share how you might use the new resources you discovered in your classroom! Do you have ideas?

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I am an environmental educator and did some programs with summer camps this year. I used NOAA resources to help them understand severe weather and how to be ready for weather emergencies. We did a program specifically about thunderstorm safety and made instruments to "become a thunderstorm" at the end of the lesson. The students were very interested in learning about how storms form and were surprised at how powerful water is!

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I have been looking at the "owlie" portion of the website.
This is amazing! I will use some of these lessons in my teaching from now on.
What an awesome resource for someone just getting started in lesson planning. Thanks so much!

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Originally Posted by Pamela Price


I have been looking at the "owlie" portion of the website.
This is amazing! I will use some of these lessons in my teaching from now on.
What an awesome resource for someone just getting started in lesson planning. Thanks so much!



Pamela ... Glad you are going to use the resources. Please report on your experiences!

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