Teacher Resources

Welcome to the teacher resources of WeatherBlur.  On this page you will find tips and tricks to help you do tasks in WeatherBlur, teaching resources to help you use WeatherBlur effectively in your classroom and a list of resources that your students and community experts can also see.

The Blog!

2020 has been…well…very 2020. Full of surprises and challenges but also full of innovations and homegrown solutions. With that in mind, we’ve added a section to the website to address challenges that bubble up. We’ll do our best to dream up solutions – but the best solutions are going to come from all of you. Please add ideas, experiences, etc. to the comments section.

The data is here!  The data is here!

The data is here! The data is here!

To say that the Weatherblur Team was excited this week is a bit of an understatement. While you are busy …
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Building an Investigation

Building an Investigation

Investigations don’t just spring up from nothing!  They evolve from iWonder questions that gather loads of momentum, become SMART, and …
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Power of WeatherBlur - SMART

Power of WeatherBlur – SMART

A quote by Martin Luther King, Jr., on education resonated with me and made me think of WeatherBlur (WB). “The …
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WeatherBlur – what’s the flow?

WeatherBlur is an amazing student-driven citizen science program that you can have your students involved in that allows you to …
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iWonder how to make the most of iWonder

iWonder how to make the most of iWonder

In a previous blog-post, Gary brought up the importance of the iWonder space. He reminded me that iWonder – the …
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The power of iWonder

The power of iWonder

I know how much we are drawn to have our students collect data – the fun of having them outside, …
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iWonder and Abstraction...what's it all about?

iWonder and Abstraction…what’s it all about?

Hi All!A few of us are dabbling in computational thinking and the role it plays in citizen science. One concept …
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My students are locked out?  What is happening?

My students are locked out? What is happening?

Ouch!   Your students are getting a message that they have been locked out of the site (and some reference …
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Comments

Comments

Add your idea, suggestions and other comments right here: …
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Why can’t all my students be logged in to Weatherblur.com at once?

Why can’t all my students be logged in to Weatherblur.com at once?

Help! Why can’t all my students be logged in to Weatherblur.com at once? Our sparkly new Weatherblur site runs perfectly …
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Tips and Tricks

Let us show you how to get the most out of the WeatherBlur system.

Zoom Meetings

Zoom Meetings

Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:00 EDT and Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:00 EDT. Join Zoom ...
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Adding students

Adding students

It is very important that you follow these steps to add your students to WeatherBlur ...
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Understanding the Teacher Dashboard and adding students

This quick video will give you a tour of the Teacher Dashboard and explain how ...
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SMART Poster

SMART Poster

Here is the SMART question poster that you can print and display in your classroom ...
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What makes an iWonder become an Investigation?

What makes an iWonder become an Investigation?

Not all iWonder questions are made equal.Not all iWonder questions will make it to Investigations.Some ...
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Teacher Modules

Here are in depth teaching resources to help you use WeatherBlur in your classroom.


Student/Expert visible resources

Online Etiquette

Online Etiquette

When we work online in WeatherBlur, communication is a bit different than our face-to-face meetings.  We don’t get to see your enthusiasm and passion for ideas and topics through your ...
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Online safety

Online safety

We want you to be safe when you are involved in all our WeatherBlur activities – and that includes when you are online. Here are some simple things that you ...
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What is SMART?

What is SMART?

When we develop a question that we are interested in answering, we want to make ...
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Writing and editing iWonder questions

Writing and editing iWonder questions

Writing an iWonder questioniWonder questions are where you start in WeatherBlur.  They are questions that ...
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Using metric in WeatherBlur

Using metric in WeatherBlur

When we take measurements for WeatherBlur we use the international measurement system, that all scientists ...
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How to take great photos to add to WeatherBlur

How to take great photos to add to WeatherBlur

When you are collecting data for WeatherBlur Investigations, you may be asked to take a ...
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