So many great health and science lesson plans running around. This is from the American Heart Association and is three lessons to help kids. This from the site:
"Sudden Cardiac Arrest can strike anyone, anywhere – and a victim's chance of survival depends on the people around them. Be the Beat offers free games, music, videos and giveaways to educate teens about recognizing a cardiac arrest, calling 911, CPR and using an AED, while they have fun!
Schools play a vital role in this movement to train teen lifesavers. As a complement to your CPR and AED program, or other curriculum, check out our free resources and register now so we can keep you updated on the latest news. Then, encourage your students to play and learn on Be the Beat. Together we can create the next generation of lifesavers!"
With summer approaching in the USA and the inevitable tragic drownings that always happen - your teaching could save someone's life!
Foreign language learning social network. There is also tutoring available on this site. From the creators in my inbox today:
"We've revamped our site to make social networking easier, where you basically get feeds of what your friends on the site are doing. Plus, we've added a new feature, the Notebook, where members can submit their writing and get it corrected by other members of italki. It's a great way to practice and perfect writing skills. We think this is a very valuable tool for mastering another language, in addition to the oral practice you can get on our site with language exchange partners, and the chance to hire a personal 1-to-1 language instructor in our Marketplace."
This is sort of an "RSS reader" / newspaper-ish kind of format. It may be a non-intimidating way for some to start reading and customizing the web. I'm still learning about how it works, but some may really like this format.