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Discovery Ed hosts virtual field trip on Oct. 3
The Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3, 2014, with an interactive virtual field trip.
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The Manufacture Your Future LIVE Virtual Field Trip will be hosted from an Alcoa facility as part of Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education’s overall “Manufacture Your Future” program, which provides middle and high school students with an inside look at careers in advanced manufacturing.
The Manufacture Your Future LIVE Virtual Field Trip will occur at a high-tech aluminum manufacturing facility, which has produced lightweight metal and other materials for every American space vehicle, helping to make many milestones possible, including the first moon landing.
During the Virtual Field Trip, students will have the exclusive opportunity to tour Alcoa’s Davenport facility to see how products for major aircrafts are manufactured, including the wings of Air Force One. The tour will also showcase the company’s new revolutionary Auto Treatment Line, which enables mass production of aluminum for cars—a growing trend in reducing vehicle weight for increased fuel efficiency.
“Giving students the opportunity to look inside a facility makes manufacturing come to life,” said Mark Case, teacher at Southern Guilford High School, Guilford County Schools, N.C. “An event like this creates a stronger impression than getting the information from a textbook. Students can see how information we provide in the classroom translates into a career path.”
Apps of the Week
Curious George engages a new generation of children with a new app
Name: Curious Me
What is it? Curious About Me is an interactive story-building app that celebrates your child’s imagination and individuality. With the help of you and everyone’s favorite monkey, Curious George, your child will be delighted to become the star of his or her very own story.
Best for: Children ages 5 and under
Requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
Curious About Me includes:
• Two storybooks to customize with photos, videos, voice recordings, drawings, and more!
◦ Curious About Me
◦ Day at the Zoo
• A bookshelf to view stories in progress
• A gallery to view all your story videos
• The ability to download stories to your device and share with friends and family
• The ability to create multiple profiles so all the family can join in the fun!
Source: eSchool News