Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Distance Learning

Project ASK provides opportunities for distance learning and is sponsored through the IT/Distance Learning Department at the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD). My 8th grade reading enhancement students participated in a videoconference with meteorologist and specialist Dave Kook. We just finished reading the book “Night of the Twisters” by Ivy Ruckman, and this videoconference allowed students to learn about the National Weather Service. It was interesting to hear about severe weather, tornadoes, hurricanes, wind, flooding, and winter storms. We found out about the different types of forecasts issued and how they use radar, satellites, computer models, and weather balloons to produce these forecasts. Thank you MISD for offering this program, and Dave Kook for taking the time to talk to the kids. My students are looking forward to watching the movie "Twister" this week for their first time.