Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Differences Between Colds and the Flu

For the last four days I've been knocked down by the flu. This experience has reminded me of a few videos about the flu and colds.

What is the difference between having a cold and having the flu? DNews has a relatively concise explanation in the video embedded below.

How is a cold or flu passed from person to person and what exactly is it doing to your body? NPR answers those questions in the following animated video.

If you wanted to use either or both of these videos in a flipped lesson, EduCanon and are good platforms for doing that. The videos embedded below will show you how to use those tools to create flipped lessons.

Week in Review - In Bed With the Flu

Good evening from Woodstock, Maine where I have been in bed or on the couch trying to get over the flu for the last four days. This is the first time since early Thursday morning that I've had the energy to open my laptop and even think about blog posts. But it's not all doom and gloom here. The Patriots are in the AFC Championship game tomorrow night. So I do have something fun to look forward to. I hope that all of you are in better health than me this weekend and have fun things in your future too.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. Google Launches Google Classroom Mobile Apps
2. Three Efficient Ways to Keep Parents Informed About Your Class and Their Children
3. Chromebook Creation: Slides, ThingLink, & Snagit
4. 10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools
5. Explore the World with the Google Cultural Institute
6. How to Create Flipped Lessons on eduCanon
7. Create, Share, and Find Online Courses on Versal

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