Speaking of Blogs—How about Glogs? "A glog is like a poster, only better. A glog is an online poster that allows students to add images, video files, sound files, text and hyperlinks. Glogs address multiple learning styles and easily incorporate student research and educational content into a web publication. They are free, use no ink and are fun!" Jan McGee. Why Glog? How about Glogster EDU for a starter?! Glogster developers, much like VoiceThread, have made a commitment to provide teachers and their students with a tool for 21st century teaching and learning.”
Learn more and give it a try!
http://edu.glogster.com/ and http://toolkit4blogwalker.wikispaces.com/Glogster
Project Food, Land & People, hosted by the National Association of Conservation Districts, promotes approaches to learning to help people better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment and people of the world. Find free lessons for pre-K through 12th grade. This is a great resource for Food for America activities, Partners in Active Learning Support (PALS) lessons, and classroom instruction. http://www.foodlandpeople.org/index.html
Parliamentary procedure teaching packages, free for downloading and printing. Some include a worksheet and test. The site includes numerous resources for teaching parliamentary law and training Career Development Event (CDE) teams. Written by Shane Dunbar, a professional parliamentarian.
Southern States Cooperative Stores to Launch FFA Emblem Campaign--From March 1-15 Southern States stores will be doing an FFA promotional campaign and collecting donations for local, state and national FFA. Participating Southern States locations will sell FFA paper emblems to customers. Retail price for each emblem is $1, but customers can donate as much as they like. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be returned to FFA with 50 percent going to the local FFA chapter(s) identified by each retail location. All Southern States and AgWay stores are eligible to participate. FFA chapters can get involved and help ensure the success of the program by encouraging Southern States stores to participate. If you have questions about this program or want to get involved, contact Will Fett, firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-802-4415.
Help Them Find a Field They’ll Love--Associations from across the country have united to create a national green industry website targeted toward high school students and designed to spark interest in the variety of careers that the green industry has to offer. The website features careers and career pathways in everything from landscape design to horticulture production. The site also contains information for parents, teachers and guidance counselors. Check it out, www.thelandlovers.org.
Education World Tech Team Favorite Educational Gadget--Great article from Education World’s online magazine about the latest and greatest technology tools to help increase student learning. The article explains the gadget, its use in the classroom and provides links. http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech249.shtml
Food Safety Channel on YouTube--You’ll probably have to get your IT person to grant you rights to the page, but it is well worth the effort. Great videos demonstrating safe handling practices in a variety of settings including tailgate parties and thanksgiving preparations. Also informative video on food safety during power outages. http://www.youtube.com/user/USDAFoodSafety
Personal Finance Lessons, great for an ag-business class or any time you need to address personal finance. Check out the Jump$tart Coalition’s page for free materials. http://www.jumpstart.org/bp.cfm
In Virtual Lab, students walk through a lab exercise to explore sex-linked genetic traits. Engage students at http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs/BL_15/BL_15.html
World Food Prize Global Youth Institute--Each year, more than 100 exceptional high school students from across the United States and other countries are selected to participate in the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation. Selected students and their teacher mentors travel to Des Moines, Iowa, in mid-October to attend this exciting three-day event at which they interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and discuss pressing food security and agricultural issues with international experts. At the Global Youth Institute, student delegates present and discuss their findings with international experts and their peers, connect with other students from around the world, tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities, and take part in symposium discussions with global leaders in science, industry and policy. Jump-start your students’ career with global connections by getting them to the Youth Institute. It’s an amazing opportunity that we’re missing for our agricultural education students!!!! http://www.worldfoodprize.org/youth/.