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 (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations

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