- Matt Shackleford from DTE will be joining us to present a Biologists perspective of the project.
- We would encourage you to participate in the GLOBE/NSTA Web Seminar Earth Climate Course to be held on November 16, 2010. The topic is “What factors have the greatest influence on the temperature of a planet?” It is online and will be held from 6:30 – 8:00 and it is free. To register, please visit: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NES/webseminar2.aspx
- We know we have done a little GLOBE work with GPS and atmosphere, but we hope you are getting a better feel of GLOBE. We have activated your GLOBE ID’s so that you can get the GLOBE emails, resources and join the GLOBE Student Climate Research Campaign. We will have your login ID’s ready for you on Monday. You can join by visiting: http://globe.gov/scrc Try and join in as soon as you can.
- We will have a new kite for each school on Monday, a nine-foot Levitation. You will also get your Kestrel on Monday. Check it out at: http://www.kestrelmeters.com/Kestrel-4500-Weather-Meter.pro?gclid=CLLm986TiqUCFQgKKgodxEC3NQ
- Don’t forget to schedule our PLC meetings from December-June. They will be on the second Monday of the month from 4:30-5:30. You can access them via phone and a computer would be helpful. Our first PLC meeting is December 13.
- Many of you have said you can use additional training. Andy and I will be producing tutorials and that should help. But what do you need additional training on? Let us know the topics and we can build a schedule of optional trainings. We could meet at your schools, meet at RESA, do phone trainings, whatever you like. So let us know how we can help you!
- By Monday, there will be lots of new resources in the eCollaboratory. Xiaoliang is working on adding all of the things we want. RSS feeds have been added. These are great ways to view the most current information on climate change and remote sensing. You can also put the URL’s in your iPad using an RSS reader like Early Edition. It makes the news easier and more fun to read.
- Don’t forget that we will be talking about your project ideas on Monday. Also, bring any assessments that you have on climate change.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Reflections from Week 5 Training (11-1-10)
Reflections from Week 5
Well, we have completed five weeks of the training for the ICCARS project, but it feels like we could use 5-10 more weeksJ But there is only so much time, so we hope things are starting to come together. At our last meeting we primarily focused in on aerokats imaging. I know it was difficult and somewhat confusing, but we wanted you to start understanding the process and we will have more PD for you during the year. By the time we bring new teachers into the project, we will have a manual that will be easy to follow. We are glad we were able to work with some of you after the meeting on the iPad. I hope that the iPad is becoming a useful tool to you. Have you checked out the new Apps: Project Noah and WildObs? These will give you an idea of what our App will eventually do with data. Here are some thoughts before our next meeting on Monday, November 8:
We look forward to your comments. Let us know what you think. See you on Monday,
Andy and Dave