Wow Them with the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21st!

“Men should take their knowledge from the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

In my newest book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom, I’ve dedicated one of the missions to citizen science projects. One of the most amazing citizen projects, the Eclipse Ballooning Project, will allow you and your students to watch the livestream of the historic total solar eclipse on Aug. 21st. Mark your calendars, because no student or educator should miss this historic event! The Eclipse Ballooning Project is a citizen science project organized by NASA. Over 50 student teams (middle school to college) across the US are sending high-altitude balloons to test the ability of life to survive beyond Earth as well as live stream the total solar eclipse.  Below, find citizen science projects, lesson plans and activities to prepare you for this momentous learning opportunity! Citizen science projects span all subjects. Through citizen science your students’ learning makes a real impact on the world.

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Lessons and Resources

Challenge: Use one of these ideas to excite students about the total solar eclipse.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, instructional designer, adjunct professor, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, the Ministry of Education in Spain, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as an innovator in the movement of teacher-driven professional development and education technology. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, the Twitter chat that spurred over 400 teacher chats. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 25 countries and has consulted with organizations worldwide such as UNESCO Bangkok, The European Union aPLaNet Project, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, and VenTESOL. She shares regularly via TeacherRebootCamp.com, Twitter (@ShellTerrell), and Facebook.com/shellyterrell. Her greatest joy is being the mother of Rosco the pug.

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