Tornadoes Touch Down Near Portsmouth–E3 Category

Property of the Va. Pilot @ http://hamptonroads.com/photos/gallery/WeatherRemember how on March 18th we had Tornado Preparedness Day? Remember how some students rolled their eyes, giggled, and took it as a joke ? Now is the time to reinforce how to prepare for emergencies, and if you’re a Science teacher, think about keeping some resources handy from this experience. I found some things that are interesting:
All of the following are on the Virginian Pilot website:
===>Look how close it came to Portsmouth: Satellite map
===>Videos: Go (warning: commercial content)
===>Photos of the tornado and damage afterwards: Gofrom the Virginian Pilot…tornado near my house

Free Videos to the Rescue

logoIf you are a user of United Streaming, you’ll understand the great benefit of video-on-demand for your classroom instruction. Although this is a FABULOUS resources for classroom teachers, it does cost a lot of money. What if you can’t afford it? There are other options out there.

WGBH (Boston) has a free service for teachers named Teachers’ Domain: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development. This website offers videos for Early Reading and Science teachers in Grades K-12. For more information, click here: go.

Another offering from WGBH is Sandbox: “The Sandbox is the Lab’s way of sharing high-quality video clips with you – for free. Use our clips to make a mash-up, documentary, music video, or whatever!” So, if you produce videos, or need clips to put in a PowerPoint, or an addition to a student project, why not see what they have to offer? There are a lot of history clips, as well as Science, nature, and the like. See examples here: Go