Where Does Thanksgiving Grow? is a neat data set produced by Linda Zellmer at Western Illinois State University. The data sets contain information about where the main ingredients in Thanksgiving meal come from. The data sets are displayed on maps showing you which states produce the most and least of each ingredient. For example, click on the turkey production data set and you will see that in 2007 Minnesota and North Carolina were the leading producers of turkeys. You can access the data sets individually or as a comprehensive PDF poster.Applications for EducationThe maps and data in Whers Does Thanksgiving Grow could be the basis for a lesson in which students explore why different parts of the country produce a lot of one ingredient in a Thanksgiving dinner while other regions do not produce that same ingredient. … [Read more...] about Where Does Thanksgiving Grow?
Watch the North American Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio unveiling live plus on demand after the show here on Fiat500USA.com! The event starts Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 8:25 AM PST / 11:25 AM EST! Alfa Romeo is bringing a stunning array of cars to the 2015 LA Auto Show and the Giulia unveiling promises to be something special - just like the car! We'll have full details on the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio continuously starting Wednesday at 12:01 AM EST, plus keep checking on the Fiat 500 USA Forum and our Facebook page throughout the day! Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio Unveiling begins Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 8:25 AM PST / 11:25 AM EST. Stop by early to get a seat!* Fiat 500 USA ForumFiat500USA.com Facebook Page * 11/21/15 Updated story with the full launch video for those who missed the live event Images courtesy of FCA. … [Read more...] about Watch the Alfa Romeo Giulia Debut Live!
Created With the ‘Mechanics of Emotion,’ the All-new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Delivers Italian Style With Benchmark-level Performance and Precision to the Premium Mid-size Sedan Segment Built in Italy, the Giulia Quadrifoglio Delivers Class-leading 505 Horsepower, 0-60 in 3.8 Seconds and a Record-setting 7:39 Nürburgring Lap Time – the Fastest Ever by a Four-door Production Sedan Alfa Romeo – the heart and soul of the automotive industry – is returning to the U.S. with an all-new lineup of vehicles, starting with the award-winning 4C Coupe and 4C Spider, inspired by the timeless 33 Stradale, and now the all-new Giulia premium mid-size sedan All-new Giulia Quadrifoglio is the first of a new lineup of vehicles built off an all-new world-class rear-wheel-drive platform that embodies La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) Built in Italy, the all-new Giulia grouped together the best resources and talent within a highly focused … [Read more...] about Alfa Romeo Giulia North American Overview
The International Olympic Committee in partnership with YouTube has launched a new site called The Best of Us Challenge. The Best of Us Challenge is designed to give average people a chance to test their unique athletic abilities against those of real Olympians. Through The Best of Us Challenge, participants "compete" against Olympians in unique physical challenges such as spinning an umbrella or balancing a stick your foot. To enter, select a challenge, create a short video of yourself completing the challenge, then upload the video to the YouTube The Best of Us Challege page. Winners of the contest can win t-shirts, video games, posters, and possibly a trip to the 2010 Winter Olympics. The contest is open to participants age 13 and older (under 18 needs parental consent). Read all of the contest details here.The video below is Asafa Powell's challenge to balance a stick on your foot.Thanks to Mashable for the information about this fun challenge. Applications for EducationThe Best of … [Read more...] about A Fun Physical Education and Video Activity
I teased this earlier in the month, but now I'm ready to officially announce a new series of Practical Ed Tech webinars that I'm calling Wednesday Webinars. Wednesday Webinars is a series of one-hour webinars designed to give you practical ideas that you can use in your classroom right away. Each webinar will provide you with five concrete ideas that you can use as your own in your classroom. You will learn how to use the free ed tech tools necessary to conduct each activity by participating in each webinar. Unlike many webinars in which you just sit back and watch, in these webinars you will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities as if you were a student in my classroom. All webinars take place at 4pm EST. If scheduling doesn’t allow you to participate live, don’t worry because every webinar is recorded and emailed to everyone who registers. The cost for each Wednesday Webinar is $20. But if you register by Monday at 9pm you can save 50% by using … [Read more...] about Wednesday Webinars