What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word…. VIRUS?
I used to think it was Bugbear, Blaster, Nimda… you know — all those pesky computer viruses that drive tech support staff crazy! By the way… check out the CRSC for help with those nasty bugs!
This time of year I tend to think of the FLU! I was one of the lucky ones to get the OTHER type of VIRUS — the flu… early!
Pretty ugly… looks almost like an alien infection from some other world!!
Murphy’s Law is my best friend. It had to hit me on the worst possible days – training days while working with New Berlin, Eau Claire and La Crosse Lincoln MS educators. Nice of me to make sure they were exposed just before the holidays!
Lucky for them they could tap into a GREAT Discovery Channel School 4-star video program called "Body Story: the Flu" found at www.unitedstreaming.com Thanks to one of my DEN members for sharing this video with me when I was "down and out!" (he knows who he is!)
This is a great resource for all of us… even if we are not teaching a just in time lesson on avoiding the ravages of viral infections like the flu. This great set of clips (grades 9-12) covers everything from transmission of viruses, cloning of the virus, how the immune system goes to work fighting the invasion, symptoms, T-cells, B-cells and more! Hey…it’s a great video to have your substitute share on the day you are spending lots of time at home in bed! There’s even an excellent teacher’s guide (pdf format) which makes for a very quick lesson plan if you are getting those first signs of the flu! Who says us teachers aren’t creative! If you teach elementary or middle school level there are 6 more flu-related videos to check out so don’t feel left out!
Do you have a favorite winter unitedstreaming video? If you share your favorites via the comment section, your name is entered in this week’s new (and just now announced! sneaky, aren’t I!) contest for WI DEN members and non-members alike –WIN a DEN USB flash drive! (256MB) Post your favorite’s unitedstreaming video program titles now and what’s so great about them or how you use them in your classroom!