teachable moments

Phishing scams worry me. These scams are becoming ever more common, more sophisticated, and harder to spot. And as I work in a field that's striving to get more adult English language learners and lower-literate adults online, I worry about how well we are preparing our clients to be safe.
Tornado
If you live in MN, you probably heard the news that a record 36 tornadoes were spotted across the state yesterday. Several people were killed; homes, businesses, and farms were damaged. It's a lot to take in... especially if you don't speak English well and come from a part of the world where tornadoes are unheard of.
If you're teaching Geometry, try bringing this info-graphic to class. See if your students can spot the mistake! It's a great teach-able moment where Geometry intersects with current events in the news.

   

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