Showing posts with label Safety. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Safety. Show all posts

Friday, March 23, 2018

Stop Making Videos While Driving

YouTube and Facebook are filled with people publishing selfie videos that were recorded while driving. I don't know why this type of video is popular. I do know that every time I see one I think about how dangerous that is. Tom Scott visited the University of Iowa's National Advanced Driving Simulator to find out how dangerous it is to talk to a camera while driving. Watch his video to find out what happens when you record a selfie video while driving.

Applications for Education
Please share this video with the teenage drivers in your life. If nothing else, show them the last minute of the video.

On a related note, Gauging Your Distraction is an excellent online game that show students how difficult it is to navigate traffic while reading and replying to text messages.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween Safety Sites and a History Game

The highlight of the fall for many young students, Halloween, is quickly approaching. Anne Marie at Talking SMART Boards has shared a couple of good sites for teaching students about Halloween safety. Halloween Magazine has a safety game for students as well as a list of safety tips for students and parents. The Hershey's candy company has also produced a fun quiz about Halloween safety. If you're looking for some websites about the history of Halloween, Larry Ferlazzo has assembled a nice list of resources that you may want to check out.

On a related note, once again I'll be dressing as Martin Luther (the German monk) on October 31st and once again only a handful of history geeks will get the joke. Send me a Twitter or leave a comment if you get the joke. Here's a hint, the date October 31 is significant for more than just Halloween. The first person to figure it out wins... bragging rights and a link to their blog. (Actually, I'll link to anyone that gets the joke).

Update: Mrs. Emma Haygood, who authors The Scientific Shamrock, is the first person to respond correctly. See the comments for the answer.