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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

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From USA Today: "A powerful 8.9 earthquake shook Japan at 2:46 pm UTC on Friday (3/11), the strongest earthquake ever recorded in its history. It's the fifth-largest earthquake ever recorded." How are you bringing up this tragedy with your students? I'm hearing many comments from educators on Twitter about the balance of bringing the issue up but not being insensitive about this emotionally-charged event. @Derrallg tweeted, "Don't know why but seeing teacher excited abt their students using tech to write abt earthquake in Japan feels insensitive/callous right now" How do you maintain this balance of making your students aware of this event, as well as being sensitive to the magnitude of this tragedy? Here on the West Coast, many of us with children in schools were warned of possible evacuations earlier this morning. Are you dealing with possible evacuations? Any educators/parents in Hawaii? This'd be a great forum to list any resources that you may come across to help the victims of the earthquake/tsunami.

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