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Look Up! Educator Network links to aviation-inspired educational resources for kids and their instructors and mentors - web sites, articles, lesson plans, do-it-yourself videos. A project of BuildAPlane.org - the organization that donates actual airplanes to schools across the United States for students to build or refurbish. Help Look Up! capture links to the 1000s of great aviation sites.
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Build A Plane.org LookUp! - Educational aerospace resources to improve educational proficiency in the areas of math and science, using relevant aviation based learning.
Look Up! Educator Network is project of BuildAPlane.org - the organization that donates actual airplanes to schools across the United States for students to build or refurbish.
- resources - BuildAPLane.org Look Up! Educator Network library includes links to educational resources for kids and their instructors and mentors - web sites, articles, lesson plans, do-it-yourself videos.
- news - BuildAPLane.org LookUp! blog - news and information for educators. Updates on the progress of the 70+ Build A Plane projects throughout the U.S. as students learn first-hand how science and math relate to aviation and the world beyond the classroom.
Look Up! is just getting off the ground. <smile> Please spread the word and help us reach a broad audience and make a difference in the lives of young people who wouldn't otherwise know about the aerospace adventure.
Using the Look Up! resources library
The BuildAPLane.org Look Up! Educator Network library is maintained in Diigo as BuildAPlane group. Please visit and look around.
- browse - Links to interesting educational aviation-related web pages are provided along with a brief description or a quote from the web page. The most recently discovered entries appear at the top if the list.
- search - Each entry in the library is "tagged" with one or more categories or keywords to help you zero in on web pages of interest. Looking for a video that can be used in conjunction with a science lesson. Search for tags "science" and "video" and the list now includes Cloud Creations and Balloon Blow Up
- join - Create your own Diigo account and join the [BuildAPlane Look Up! group. You can set your preferences to get updates as new information is added to the Look Up! group library.
- contribute - As you search the web and come across interesting information that you want others to know about, add it to your own Diigo library and share with the Look Up! Educator Network group.
- BuildAPLane.org Look Up! Educator Network library http://groups.diigo.com/group/build-a-plane
- Diigo http://diigo.com
Expanding the Look Up! resources library
To expand the BuildAPlane library, we are reviewing and sharing information about aviation and education as a database of links. Rather than build and maintain something, we are using Diigo - the social bookmarks site. It provides all the capabilities we need - public access, user accounts, groups, tags, descriptions, subscriptions, and allows for any number of contributors.
Look Up! links to educational education resources for kids and their instructors and mentors - web sites, articles, lesson plans, do-it-yourself videos. A project of buildaplane.org - the organization that donates actual airplanes to schools across the United States for students to build or refurbish. Help Look Up! capture links to the 1000s of great aviation sites.
Library - collection and annotation
The resource library is maintained in Diigo as BuildAPlane group. Our goal is to be the "go to" directory for finding the best aviation sites! We specialize in identifying resources that educators can use.
- Anyone can access the library - search, follow links, copy information.
- To add to the library, create a Diigo account, and request membership in the group BuildAPlane.
- Add links and share with BuildAPlane group. Please include a brief description of the linked resource.
- Amelia Earhart - first women to fly across the Atlantic and the Pacific, participated in the first Women's Air Derby, founder of the Ninety-Nines. During an attempted around-the-world flight at the Equator, vanished near Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean in 1937
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New "tags" may be added but to ensure the best search / retrieval results, tags used should be ones from this "list"
buildaplane - all entries in the library (Diigo group)
- build - how-to, materials
- projects - BAP planes web sites, news
- airframe - wings, controls, surfaces, electrical system, interior, paint
- powerplant - engines
- flight - pilot training, navigation
- STEM - advanced - physics, math, electronic field trips, outlines, learning plans and maps
- schools - degree, certificate, license, scholarships,
- k-12 - curriculum, activity - hands-on learning experiences
- teaching, learning, retention
- people, places, events, history - Wright brothers, Bernoulli
- organizations - AOPA, EAA, NASA, WIA,
- resources - directories, libraries, video, animation, pictures
Many of these resources have been reviewed and are annotated as follows:
- --reviewed by (link to User), g-general interest, n-grade-specific curriculum, +-images and illustrations, *-media (sound, video, animation), &-advanced material and additional resources, @-activities and projects
We are also working on finding and sharing information about aviation and education as a database of links. Rather than build and maintain something, we are using Diigo - the social bookmarks site. It provides all the capabilities we need - public access, user accounts, groups, tags, descriptions, subscriptions, and allows for any number of contributors. http://groups.diigo.com/group/build-a-plane
Is this useful to you and your students? Is there something like this that would be? Do you and/or your students want to contribute to the "library" - we are looking for help adding interesting and useful links.
This is leading up to a collaborate development project for educational aviation content and curriculum to be available as open source. I am on the community advisory board for WikiEducatior, so that is the logical place to publish materials associated with this project. http://wikieducator.org/Build_A_Plane.org_LookUp!
One possibility is to develop aviation-related activities to compliment the lessons in the Khan Academy video series. http://www.khanacademy.org/ As you work through the topics in your math lessons, we will work with you to suggest materials and activities to highlight aviation applications. Over time, these collaborations will expand to cover a broad range of topics and interests.
We are looking to work with Build A Plane project groups to determine how to proceed. We think this is a need for information, and are open to suggestions. We can do the leg work - research, working with subject matter experts, writing, editing, publishing, but we want it to be useful to actual educators and their students - that would be you. --9 December 2010
About Look Up! Educator Network
Build A Plane donates actual airplanes to schools across the United States for students to build or refurbish. Visit the BuildAPlane main web site at http://buildaplane.org/
LOOK UP! – Educators Network
In the golden age of aviation, airplane enthusiasts looked up when a pilot flew overhead. In the 21st century, students continuously are looking down to their cellphones, video games, and other technologies. At Build A Plane, educators and students can recapture their appreciation for aerospace/aviation and improve academic achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
In the LOOK UP! blog, educators have access to the following:
- A community of aerospace/aviation educators
- Build A Plane aerospace/education resources
- Aerospace/aviation resources from partners
- Events where members can collaborate such as Airventure
- Barnstorming meetings when possible
An objective of the Look Up! blog is to build some connections between Build A Plane project groups. We encourage teams to publish their progress, too. We hope that there will be interaction between the teams – sharing information, asking questions, …
There is also an educational objective, too. We would like to provide resources to teams and their instructors and mentors. As we learn about web sites, articles, lesson plans, do-it-yourself videos that are appropriate to the Build A Plane projects teams and others interested in aviation and aerospace applications of math, science and engineering, we will pass those along.
Look Up! educational resources collection
If you have resources that you would like to share, please forward the information and we can feature it in the Look Up! blog and the Build A Plane Look Up! resources directory.
We want to provide information that is useful to you and other educators. We would like to support your work with the kids. We aren’t sure what is most helpful to you, but we would like to work with you to figure out how we can help. If we can be of assistance, please let us know. We are here to help!
Digital Brownies – How you can help
There are lots of ways to help promote education and aviation, in person, in the community and online. We call them “digital brownies” because the internet allows everyone to participate in new ways, even though the idea is as old as making brownies for bake sales. It is that simple!
- promote aviation and education. Talk about how aviation, science and math all tie together
- add to the Build A Plane online resources collection . Find and share links to web sites related to aviation and education. We are building a resource library of great sites that can be used by kids, teachers and aviation enthusiasts to encourage and educate anyone interested in learning more about aviation and plane building.
- in your classroom, use aviation examples to demonstrate application of science, technology, engineering and math. We have lots of grade-level appropriate resources in our Build A Plane resources collection.
- contribute your time and energy to youth projects – EAA Young Eagles, Aviation Explorers, and of course, Build A Plane projects.
We are open to suggestions, too. If you have ideas for projects, please let us know.
As the new editor of the Build A Plane LookUp! educator blog, I am following up to see how your Build A Plane project is progressing.
Please take a look at your "listing" on the buildaplane.org website and see if the information is current. http://buildaplane.org/viewProject.php
If you have a blog or pictures and notes about your progress, we would like to "feature" you in future stories. Please send along any links or files that we can use on the LookUp! blog. http://blog.buildaplane.org/
If you have discovered good online reference material, we would like to include these in our expanding library of aviation education resources. Links to useful resources would be appreciate. We'll add them to the "collection." http://groups.diigo.com/group/build-a-plane
Most importantly, we want to stay in touch and connect all the active Build A Plane projects throughout the country. Sharing ideas and inspiration are key components to growing the network of educators like you!
Please let us know if we can help you!
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