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Developing Climate Justice

Science and Children—March/April 2024 (Volume 61, Issue 2)

By Heather Pacheco-Guffrey

In this edition of Tech Talk, climate education is addressed with two engaging digital resources: the Maine Online Open-Source Education (MOOSE) Climate Education Module and Google Earth. Climate education resources for elementary students, specifically K-2, that are developmentally appropriate are few and far between but two apps stand out. The MOOSE Climate Education Module MOOSE is progressive in both content and curricular design, integrating time SEL elements to support young learners. While designed for use by Maine educators with their students, the site offers content relevant to students from all regions. MOOSE resources are organized into a developmentally appropriate and compelling learning progression connecting directly to the lives of Mainers. Google Earth is now available through a web interface but it still has that terrific "wow" factor we have come to know and love. The resource is a powerful tool for applications across the curriculum including science and climate education in particular. In this issue, learn of ideas for building student skills in key digital literacy competencies while engaging students in a tailored and impactful learning experience.

Climate Science Social Justice Teaching Strategies Technology Elementary

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