Showing posts with label Swine Flu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Swine Flu. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

An Inside Look at H1N1 Vaccine Production

On Sunday, 60 Minutes ran a fairly in-depth story about H1N1 vaccine production, distribution, and safety. You can watch the entire story (embedded below) or segments of the story here. CBS News has a few companion resources linked to the story and video on their website. One of the companion resources is a parents' guide to prevention of H1N1 contraction and what to do if you suspect that your child has H1N1.

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Applications for Education
This video or portions of it could be used in a high school health class and or a current events course. The video may clear up some confusion that your students have about H1N1 vaccinations.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Simple K-12 Offers Webinar on H1N1 Prevention

Simple K12, a company that offers a nice technology integration newsletter, is hosting a webinar next week about H1N1 prevention in schools. The webinar will cover topics including the US DOE's guidelines for H1N1 prevention as well as free and cost-effective ways to meet the US DOE's requirements. This could be a good webinar for school nurses as well as school administrators. You can register for the webinar here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bill Nye Tells Kids to Wash Their Hands

Clif Mims posted this video yesterday I just had to pass it along. It's a quick music video reminding kids to wash their hands to prevent the spread of germs. The video goes nicely with these ten videos that I linked to last week. The video also goes well with these lesson plans about preventing the spread of germs.

Monday, August 31, 2009

10 Good Videos About Flu Prevention

The US Department of Health and Human Services recently held a contest for people to create public service announcements about influenza prevention. The ten finalists have been selected and the voting for the top video is now open. You can see all ten of the finalist videos on Department of Health and Human Service's YouTube channel. I've embedded one of the videos below.

Applications for Education
These videos about flu awareness are a great way to spread the message to students and parents about the things they can do to stay healthy and prevent the spread of illnesses in their schools.

I particularly like this video, the H1N1 rap.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Learning About the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

The Great Pandemic is a website created by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The Great Pandemic is designed to educate visitors about the influenza pandemic of 1918. One of the better features of the site is a state-by-state description of how the pandemic affected each state in the US.

To give visitors a good sense of what life was like during the influenza pandemic, the site provides visitors with an overview of life in 1918. The Great Pandemic website has a good collection of documents and media from 1918 and 1919. In this collection visitors to the site can find posters, documents, and newspaper reports about the influenza pandemic.

Applications for Education
The Great Pandemic is a good website for current events and history teachers trying to provide students with a historical comparison to the current swine flu outbreak. You may want to use this website in conjunction with a showing of this video from CNN Student News about the swine flu outbreak.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

What is Swine Flu?

If you have students that are news watchers, you'll probably have some students ask about the Swine Flu today. Today's episode of CNN Student News leads off with a segment about Swine Flu.
The episode is embedded below.

For a long list of news resources for teaching about the Swine Flu, please visit Larry Ferlazzo's excellent list.

Google Maps Mania has posted a Google Earth Map and timeline about the Swine Flu outbreak which you can view here. (You will need the Google Earth browser plug-in to view it).

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