Browsing Posts tagged health

Google Flu Trends tracks the flu across the globe by using data from search queries to track where the flu is most intense.

The United States Department of Agriculture has given us MyPyramid.gov as a resource to address personal health, as well as tools to reach students. The site has tools that are useful for kids ages 6 and up.

From explaining how they get from a farm to your plate to videos showing egg farms across the country, The Good Egg Project pretty much covers all aspects of everything you could want to know about eggs.

Part informational and part networking building, Let’s Move offers a wealth of nutrition and health information while trying to lay the foundation for a network of health-conscious citizens to work together to fight childhood obesity.

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Need some global statistics to emphasize a point you’re trying to make in an ecology or civics lesson plan? Trying to drive home the point in a health-related lesson about the spread of disease or the scope of our ever-growing obesity epidemic? Then check out Worldometers, a real-time online ticker that […]

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE In light of the recent earthquake in Haiti, it seems appropriate to offer up tools for teaching about the possibilities of natural disasters and preparations that can be done locally in our schools which may better prepare students for coping with the situation should it occur. To that end, the Red […]

BY BILL FERRIS America runs on electricity. And coal, and wind power, and hydroelectric, and Dunkin Donuts. Powering a Nation, a multimedia project from the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication, looks at the cost of our current energy situation, the possible alternatives, as well as the consequences of making the […]

BY BILL FERRIS During a recent flu outbreak, I only let 1400 people die. Go me! I’ve just played The Great Flu, an online game designed to teach people about flu pandemics and how to control them. Your task: try to control a flu pandemic somewhere in the world. At your disposal: an array of […]

BY MELISSA THIBAULT Picture this. You just finished teaching your third lesson on prime factors, photosynthesis or fractions, and there are some students who need more visuals and more practice. Wouldn’t it be great if you had free, quality-assured courseware in math, science, health, reading and keyboarding you could use to reinforce hard-to-grasp topics? e-Learning […]

BY BILL FERRIS When I grew up, playing video games was the opposite of a healthy lifestyle — hours of sitting on my butt, staring at the TV, and not socializing (I did, however, rescue various princesses and punch out Mike Tyson). Humana Games for Health wants to erase the stereotype of the chubby weakling […]