Thursday, March 24, 2011

Information from the netTrekker Newsletter!


Upcoming Webinar!

The netTrekker Training Team will be sharing valuable tips during a webinar Monday, March 28 at 4:30 PM EST. The webinar, "My Community," will be focused on the new Teacher-only widget that easily connects you with the rest of the netTrekker community. Learn about the various resources available to help you make the most of your netTrekker subscription! Click here for more information and to sign up for this Learning for Today event!

Explore... Learn... Connect... and Build with NT101

Are you new to netTrekker? Do you want to connect with other netTrekker teachers? Are you looking to deepen your understanding of netTrekker? Do you have limited time to devote to professional development?
If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, click here to find out about the many benefits of enrolling in NT101!

Guest Blogger: Sharon Kaffen Incorporates netTrekker at Akron Early College High School

Do you want to prepare your high school students for college research? Discover how Sharon Kaffen uses netTrekker to help her 9th grade Physical Science students augment English skills, while learning to write college-level research papers. Click here to read more from this netTrekker teacher!

Free Access to Defined STEM Resources

Defined STEM is Defined Learning's solution for providing real-world relevance to students and teachers for exploring connections between 21st century learning skills and all subjects. All netTrekker subscribers have FREE access through March to Defined STEM's 1,000+ resources, which stimulate student understanding of science, math, engineering, and technology studies, and demonstrate how these subjects can be applied across the curriculum.

Following the March free trial, netTrekker subscribers will continue to have access to three select Defined STEM resources, which can be found by doing a keyword search for Defined STEM:

Defined STEM: The Business of Optics With this Defined STEM activity, students will view a video on optics and then answer questions on how optics are used and what business opportunities are presented by them.

Defined STEM: Lunar Gravity and Mathematics Students will use mathematics to explore the difference between the force of gravity on the moon versus other objects in the solar system.

Defined STEM: Wind Turbines and Society Defined STEM provides a video and activities in which students will examine the societal arguments for and against wind farms.

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