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July 30, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Learning About The Ebola Virus

The Ebola Virus is spreading in Africa, and potentially to an even wider area in the future.

Here are some resources to help understand what is happening (and please make your own suggestions in the comments):

The Worst Ebola Outbreak in History is Getting Worse is from GoKicker.

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is happening right now is from Vox.

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Now the Worst in History is an interactive guide at Mashable.

Deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola virus: What you need to know is from CNN.

Check out this An interactive guide to Ebola at ThingLink.

Here’s an older Ebola Q & A from CBBC Newsround.

Deadly Ebola virus on the move in Africa is an infographic the Washington Post made in April, but it still has useful information.

Here are a number of useful videos, though I don’t think people seeing this post on an RSS Reader will be able to view all of them:

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July 27, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources On Why Breakfast Is Important For Teenagers

I’m preparing some new lessons for this year, and one will be on the importance of breakfast.

I’m adding this list to The Best Resources To Help Promote A Physically Healthy Lifestyle For Our Students.

Let me know if you have other suggestions:

Breakfast ‘keeps teenagers lean’ is from the BBC.

A Better Breakfast Can Boost a Child’s Brainpower is from NPR.

Good Health: Breakfast, exercise boost brain activity is a report from a Detroit news show.

My teenage students still get a kick out of Sesame Street:

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July 27, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources To Help Promote A Physically Healthy Lifestyle For Our Students

I’ve published a fair amount number of posts about lessons and tools I use to help promote a physically healthy lifestyle for my students, including research that shows how essential it is for learning.

I thought it would be useful to me, and to readers, if I tried to bring them all together in one post.

First, I’ll start off with what I think are the best resources for giving a good overview of research and resources about the importance of schools taking a role in this kind of health promotion:

Health and Academic Achievement is from The Centers For Disease Control.

Health and Academics is also from The CDC.

Healthier Students Are Better Learners is from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Ready to learn? The science behind the experiment – video is from The BBC and discusses a major study on health, teens and learning.

Health Education: Building Knowledge and Skills for a Healthy Life is from Learning First.

And now here are some of my other health-related “Best” lists:

The Best Resources On How Exercise Helps Learning — Please Contribute Other Resources

The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep

The Best Resources On Teens & Hearing Loss

The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety

The Best Life Expectancy Calculators

The Best health sites for English language learners

The Best Sites For ELL’s To Learn About The Dangers Of Smoking

The Best Resources For Learning About World Malaria Day

The Best Sites For Learning About The Swine Flu Outbreak

The Best Web Resources For Learning About HIV & AIDS

The Best Online Health Assessments For ELL’s

The Best Online Resources For Learning About Health Care Reform

The Best Health Sites — 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About the Health Care Debate

The Best Interactives Showing How Obamacare Works

The Best Resources On Why Breakfast Is Important For Teenagers

Let me know what I’m missing!

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October 29, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Interesting Series Of Infographics: “The History Of Addiction”

I thought this series of four infographics on “The History Of Addiction” was interesting and potentially useful, though it really loses something when it doesn’t site its sources.

I’ve embedding the first two in this post. Here are links to find the other two:

History of Addiction – World War II and Beyond

History of Addiction – The Zero Tolerance Era

History of Addiction - The Bronze & Iron Ages
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History of Addiction - The Industrial Revolution
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September 28, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Interactives Showing How Obamacare Works

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The federal marketplace for health care insurance opens up on October 1st. I have a very extensive The Best Online Resources For Learning About Health Care Reform list (which covers how the new law works, the history of health care reform, and medical costs around the world), but thought readers might find it useful to have a list that just shares new interactives on how the law will work.

I’ll be adding more, but here’s what I have now:

Breaking Down The Affordable Care Act is from USA .

A Personalized Tour Of Obamacare is from The Wall Street Journal.

‘How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?’ Try Our Calculator is from NPR.

State-by-State Premiums Under the Health Care Law is from The New York Times.

How does the Affordable Care Act help people like me? is from HealthCare.gov.

The Associated Press has an interactive.

Obamacare: Enrollment numbers and Medicaid expansion is from CNN.

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September 18, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Collection Of Useful Infographics On Food & Nutrition

I did add quite a few infographics and articles to The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety, but I’m having problems posting them here — though they are working fine over at “The Best” list.

So you’ll have to go there to check them out while I try to figure out what the problem is….

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August 29, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Two Infographics On Nutrition

I’m adding these infographics to The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety:

Fast-Food TV Advertising Aimed at Kids: Who

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Working Off What You Eat

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May 9, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Posts & Articles On….School Lunches?

I was prompted to put this list together today after seeing a New York Times article about an eleven-year-old who is debuting a movie he made about New York City school lunches. He used a hidden camera for six months and came up with “Yuck: A 4th Grader’s Short Documentary About School Lunch.”

Here’s the trailer:

Trailer: Yuck – A 4th Grader’s Short Documentary About School Lunch from Maxwell Project on Vimeo.

It reminded me a bit of the famous nine-year old in Scotland and her Never Seconds blog. The blog has really taken an international flavor recently.

And then there was the teacher who “ate 162 school lunches — and blogged it.” You can read her blog, Fed Up With Lunch.

I’m personally impressed by the work our school’s Food Justice class did about school lunches in Sacramento, written about in this Sacramento Bee article.

Here are some related links from my The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures list:

I bet students would like to learn what schools in other countries serve for lunch. They can at School Lunches Around The World, School Meals From Around the World, and What’s For School Lunch?

11 School Lunches from around the World shows what the title describes, along with additional information about how the actual school lunch process works in each country.

U.S. Late To The Party On School Lunch Makeovers is the title of an NPR article and slideshow showing and describing school lunches from around the world.

What School Lunches Look Like In 20 Countries Around The World is a nice post from BuzzFeed.

School Lunches From Around The World is a slideshow from The Huffington Post.

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