“Assessing Natural Hazards” with Arthur Lerner-Lam (Nov 2001)

by | Jul 27, 2023 | Natural Hazards

Originally presented Nov 2011

Introduction to this Workshop

Introduction to Teaching About Natural Disasters

Dr. Michael J. Passow


Integrating Educational Technologies

There are many web resources you can use to teach about Natural Disasters. Here are two online labs and simulations you can try out for a start.

Volcano World http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/

EarthPulse Center (Riverdeep) http://www.riverdeep.com/earthpulse/data/earthpulse/earthpulse_jump.jhtml

Other Resources for This Topic

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

U.S. Geological Survey http://www.usgs.gov
National Earthquake Information Center http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/
Earthquake information/USGS Menlo Park http://quake.usgs.gov/
Cascade Observatory http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu
L-D Cooperative Seismographic Network (through “Research” menu)

“Virtual Earthquake” http://vcourseware.calstatela.edu

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) http://www.iris.edu/

Volcano World http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/

Princeton Earth Physics Project http://lasker.princeton.edu/general.html

American Museum of Natural History http://www.amnh.org/
Hall of Planet Earth http://www.amnh.org/rose/hope/

2000 Jeffreys Lecture by Paul Richards about Earth’s core and mantle

Internet essay about modeling convection by UCLA geophysicist Paul Tackey http://www.npaci.edu/enVision/v14.2/tackley.html

Hazardous Weather

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov
National Weather Service www.nws.noaa.gov
National Centers for Environmental Prediction http://www.ncep.noaa.gov/
Storm Prediction Service http://www.spc.noaa.gov/index.shtml
National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Hydrometeorological Prediction Center http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
Climate Prediction Center http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

NWS NYC office: www.nws.noaa.gov/er/okx

U. S. Navy Atlantic Meteorological and Oceanographic Center https://www.nlmoc.navy.mil/

U.S. Geological Survey – floods http://www.usgs.gov

University of Michigan One Sky Many Voices http://www.onesky.umich.edu/

USA Today Weather http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wfront.htm

The Weather Channel http://weather.com

Disaster Preparedness http://www.weather.com/partnerships/allstate/disaster/index.html

Links Shared by E2C website Visitors:

Topographic – Surveying, Mapping, GIS, GPS http://TOPOGRAPHIC.COM

Class Assignments

As you saw in today’s workshop, there are many online activities ready to use with your students related to Natural Disasters.

Your assignment today is to share with us lessons that you have taught, or will teach, using the materials presented here. What are the advantages of using these online simulations? What does it allow you to do that you couldn’t do before? Is there a better way of teaching this topic without the technology?

Share your lesson and the answer to these questions in our discussion list at yahoo (use the virtual classroom link).

Remember, whenever teaching with technology, you have to think about using what is available to the maximum of its potential. Use the right tool for the right task. If there’s a better way to do something, choose that way.

We look forward to your insights about teaching with technology and using online simulations. Please participate in the discussions! The more you share, the more we all learn!

Virtual Classroom

The Virtual Classroom is where we will build a shared collaboration space for  interactions in between workshops.

There are several free collaboration tools available on the web. We will be working with Yahoo! Groups, as it is a free online tool that only requires that you have internet access and an email program.

If you have never used this type of tool before, you should start by reading the basic information in the Help Section: http://help.yahoo.com/help/groups/ .

Here we will have several interesting features to use. You can:

Post messages to all members of the class (group).

Share Files (upload and download files from different members of the group).

Set up online meetings using the shared group Calendar.

Use Chat (this is for the more technology brave… the tool still needs improvement).

Share Links.

Share Photos.

Create Polls to collect opinions.

Create a common Database.

We will most likely be using basically the Post Messages feature. This can be done from the group website, or from your email. All messages will be posted both online and to your mailbox, for your convenience.

If you’ve never used Yahoo!, you will need to create a user profile (user name, password, and email address). You will only have access to the features for our group after you login. This is for security and privacy.

Welcome to the E2C Virtual Classroom!

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Group Email Addresses

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