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Martin Burrett

EarthEcho Expeditions: What's the Catch? - 5 views

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    "Teachers in England are being invited to join a professional development opportunity through EarthEcho International sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Foundation. The 'EarthEcho Expeditions: What's the Catch?' programme leverages the rich Cousteau legacy of exploration and discovery to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education alive for today's 21st-century learners and their educators. The free, expenses-paid opportunity is planned to allow secondary school teachers to participate as Expedition Fellows to learn first-hand from scientists and engineers the consequences of fisheries mismanagement and how this can be changed for the better with new technological approaches and discoveries."
Martin Burrett

Stop Laminating! - Schools challenged to go single-use plastic free by 2022 - 13 views

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    "The Education Secretary has today urged all schools to eliminate their use of single use plastics by 2022. Damian Hinds has called on senior leaders in schools to stop using items such as plastic bags, straws, bottles and food packaging in favour of sustainable alternatives, and invited them to start a conversation with pupils about the effects discarded plastics have on the environment and wildlife."
Martin Burrett

Video: Orangutan In My Bedroom - 12 views

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    "Poignant environmental video featuring a destructive orangutan and a little girl. The cartoon highlights how the products we buy have an impact on the environment - in this example, on the rainforests."
piemann39

Sobering Finds in Most Comprehensive Study Ever on Antarctic Ice Loss - 7 views

  • Scientists are calling it the most complete picture ever of ice loss on the southern continent.
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      With the heat in the last wee, it is time for business to start accepting this new reality and take the necessary steps to reduce emissions
  • Antarctica was melting at a steady rate — one-fifth of a millimeter per year — before 2012, when the rate suddenly tripled and stayed at that pace. The current melt rate is now faster than at any time over the past quarter century.
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      Polar Bear starved a few months ago because the the glaciers were no longer stocked with seals.
  • Their findings showed that the decisions we make over the next decade will determine whether or not Earth is locked into an additional 3 feet of sea level rise.
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      Watch an Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore)
Martin Burrett

Every Last Drop - 21 views

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    "A well designed water awareness site. Scroll down the page to reveal how the average person uses water everyday and ideas for reducing it."
Martin Burrett

School environment key to retaining teachers - 19 views

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    A school is more likely to retain effective teachers, a new study reports, if it is led by a head-teacher who promotes professional development for teachers, is characterised by collaborative relationships among teachers, has a safe and orderly learning environment and sets high expectations for academic achievement among students, a new study reports...
drmaddin

Unsafe Waters | Free Lesson Plans | Teachers | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned ... - 0 views

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    This would be a good lesson plan to use when we get to the unit on environmental hazards.
Kelly Riley

SLNSW: Sydney Harbour Bridge - S1 History - 6 views

  • Students explore, recognise and appreciate the history of their local area by examining remains of the past and considering why they should be preserved.
  • identify its main features
  • Examine Sources 2 and 3 which are designs for Sydney Harbour Bridge that did not win the competition. 
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  •  Identify another famous symbol of Sydney
  • Explain why Sydney Harbour Bridge is important to our community
  • Students: identify an historical site or sites in the local community. Discuss their significance, why these sites have survived and the importance of preserving them identify a significant person, building, site or part of the natural environment in the local community and discuss what they reveal about the past and why they are considered important
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    History tasks for Stage 1 (Year 2) students to do with place, using the resources of the State Library of NSW. This lesson looks at the history of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Martin Burrett

Koda Quest - 18 views

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    A great eco Apple/Android app featuring a polar bear. With plenty of games and environmental lessons, it is a good resource for helping your pupils go green.
Roland Gesthuizen

When the Computer Takes Over for the Teacher - The Atlantic - 9 views

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    When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do? The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher is something we need to discuss amongst each other now.
Deborah Baillesderr

TitanPad: Easy Classroom Management and a Powerful Learning Environment in One iPad Tool - 92 views

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    Just watched a webinar on OTUS Moblile Learning Environment and I just might have to start using this instead of Edmodo. Here are some tutorials on how it works http://otusplus.com/tutorials/
Michael Sheehan

Create a better learning environment with Enthusiasm - 52 views

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    Teach with enthusiasm and transform your classroom.
Martin Burrett

Let's get Growing Schools - 30 views

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    Outdoor learning and eco schools
Martin Burrett

Enercities - 36 views

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    This is a superb environmental game which is reminiscent of the early SimCity games. Build a wonderful town, manage your fossil fuels wisely and keep the inhabitants happy. A free sign up is required. ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental
anabelb

Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments - 37 views

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    Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments
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    From Talis
S Berrend

Climate Commons - 54 views

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    Climate Commons is a map-based interactive platform that contains layers of news and information on climate change in the US. It is designed to provide academics, policymakers, journalists, and the general public with the latest data and stories on the causes and impacts of, and responses to climate change across the country. The map combines the most recently available data on climate change indicators, such as temperature, precipitation, and emissions, with the latest, geo-tagged stories on climate change in the United States.
Carla Shinn

Help for the High Seas: The Terramar Project - 3 views

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    Who owns the seas? For 64 percent of the world's oceans-the amount that lies beyond national jurisdictions-the answer is no one. The high seas, as they're known, are like the planet's commons: since they don't really belong to anyone, no nation invests enough in offering them the protection they deserve, even though they constitute 45 percent of the planet's surface area.
bkrh4boys

TED-Ed | The Survival of the Sea Turtle - 1 views

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    environment and sea turtle video about pollution too. 
Martin Burrett

Citizen Science - 81 views

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    A role-playing game which highlights what we can do to make a better world by being citizen scientists. Take the character on a science adventure and follow the clues to complete the missions. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science
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