Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Health Without Borders - The Immune System

Check out our latest lesson on the Immune System in Health Without Borders, a student created MOOC in iTunes U.  Our course currently has close to 30,000 subscribers from around the world.  So far we have heard from Cambodia, Venezuela, Ukraine, and Australia, not to mention all the schools in the U.S. 

We would love to have you join us in our global classroom.   

This course is being developed by high school students in Coppell, Texas.
Our target audience is 3rd - 5th grade, but all are welcome!

Health Without Borders-A Healthy Body and The Immune System

All resources, links, and apps are found in iTunes U Health Without Borders.  All you need to do is subscribe to our course to access everything.  Click the section called Healthy Body for this lesson. If you do not have an iPad or iPhone for access to iTunes U, contact me at jdeinhammer@coppellisd.com for other ways to participate.

INTRODUCTION: Blogger Challenge!
Take a health challenge with your class.  How can you prevent the spread of infectious disease in your community?  How can you prevent getting sick?  Challenge your friends and family to make a change to create a healthier society.  What will you do?  At the conclusion of the challenge, have each student (depending on their age) write a brief reflection of what they did and what they thought about it.  Take the best student responses and post them to our blog and we will respond to your students.  You can post as many responses as you would like or students can post themselves.  Click here for a direct link to our class BLOG.

EXPLORE:  The Immune System and Germ Spread
Try this demonstration by Scholastic to show your class how quickly germs spread around the room and school.  Its messy...but fun! :)

LEARN:  Tutorials, books, presentations!
Use the READ and WATCH section in iTunes U to access student developed tutorials and teaching materials.

DESIGN:  Can you change your environment for the better?  
Use the DESIGN section in iTunes U to have your students design a wellness campaign for your school. Your students could create promotional material for their plan and share with us!  

REVIEW:  Fun apps and websites
Use the provided fun apps and websites to review the immune system and healthy lifestyles choices. The Adventures of Doc Flu is our favorite app this time!

SKYPE:  Want to talk to us?
We would love your feedback on the lesson.  What did you learn? What questions do you still have?  We would also love to discuss how your society is different than ours in Texas!!  Skype name: jdeinhammer

P.S...its all free :)
Take pictures and share them with us on Twitter using #chsAP or @jdeinhammer!

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