Khan Academy

Have you ever heard of Khan Academy? If not, then you can be sure that your students have. Khan Academy operates a popular learning website that uses short learning videos to breakdown complex ideas in simple, bitesize learning opportunities. Does this sound exciting? Well, you can now recreate this in your classroom using Microsoft’s free Snip program. Check both out […]

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s Education Programs

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s Education Department’s goal is to educate the public on important issues affecting the Pontchartrain Basin. With increased awareness of water quality and coastal issues, citizens of the basin become better stewards of the region where they live. For teachers of students K-12, the education staff provides an Educator’s Packet for lessons offered at the New […]

mPING: Crowdsourcing Weather Reports

Have your students become citizen scientists! The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory is collecting public weather reports through a free app available for smart phones or mobile devices. The app is called “mPING,” for Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground. The app allows anyone with a smartphone to send in reports of large hail, damaging winds, low visibility, and other hazardous weather […]

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