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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,888 pages and 20,185,651 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on Linkedin.com and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting. You may contact David Spencer here.
The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:
- Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
- Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
- Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
- DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
- DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
- Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)
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Educational Resources on Wind Energy
- Build a Wind Turbine from GreenLearning Canada. With re-energy.ca, students of all ages use detailed construction plans to build working models of wind turbines, solar ovens, hydroelectric generators, and biogas generators.
- Talking about Wind from the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).
- Wind Lesson Plans from Energy for Educators a team of educators and scientists from the Idaho National Laboratory who have worked together to develop an energy curriculum. Their web site is dedicated to helping teachers integrate the energy curriculum of other organizations into their classrooms. The team is also working to make hands on learning experiences available to students through the installation of wind turbines and photovoltaic systems.
- Windmills: Putting Wind Energy to Work from TeachersDomain.org. In this activity, students review the engineering design process and discuss how wind can be used to help get work done. They look at a variety of windmills, focusing on the different materials used in the construction of windmills and the type of work each windmill is designed to do. Finally, they use simple materials to build their own windmills to do work.
- How to Develop Energy Projects links referred by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
News About Wind Energy
- Arizona Teachers Prepare Students for Green Economy April 2, 2010
Using a curriculum they hope to spread across the United States, two Arizona high school teachers are giving their students hands-on experience in renewable energy jobs.
- IWEA (Irish Wind Energy Association), with the support of Gaelectric Group, launched a new training course for primary and secondary school teachers with the objective of strengthening knowledge and understanding of Ireland’s massive reserves of renewable power.
- New wind power guidelines are for the birds from the he State Journal-Register
- Catch the Wind Ltd. a publicly-traded company that is rapidly becoming a world leader in manufacturing and selling laser wind sensing technology products and solutions to the wind power generation industry.
The Vindicator® optical control system (OCS) is a ‘next generation’ wind turbine control system for utility-scale wind turbines. From its position on top of the nacelle, it simultaneously measures wind speed and direction in the approaching freestream inflow ahead of the turbine.
The Vindicator® optical wind sensor (OWS) is a lightweight, portable, all-weather wind assessment tool that precisely measures wind speed and direction up to 300 meters above ground—the full tip height of the largest utility scale wind turbines. The Vindicator® OWS is the ultimate tool for wind prospecting, wind resource assessment and wind turbine performance assessment—removing the guesswork from your engineering analyses using fiber optic precision.
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