For the first time, in 2018 the events of the winter Olympic Games will be broadcast and streamed live in all time zones by NBCOlympics.com. The videos will also be available on the NBC Sports app for Android and iOS phones. Science teachers can integrate the winter games into their curriculum with Science 360 videos, which teach everything from the physics of skiing to the transfer of kinetic energy in the sport of curling. Social media can also engage students in the Olympic experience. Olympians will be posting on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #PyeongChang2018. Or students can simply follow via #WinterOlympics, TeamUSA, or through postings by their favorite athletes. Participants on social media must adhere to Olympic social media guidelines throughout the games.
Each month we publish several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are the resources from our newsletters that educators turned to the most in the month of March.
Game On Grants, sponsored by Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), fund physical activity and nutrition initiatives to support K–12 schools in becoming nationally recognized as health-promoting institutions.
Imagine if students could see world-class athletes standing in their classroom. With The New York Times augmented reality (AR) app, students can take photos with Olympicathletes. They can walk around with them and explore their form, their speed, the height of their jumps, and more.