Blast Online Classroom program is now offered to all schools free
of charge sponsored by Lotus Development and hosted by Connectria.
program is designed in an easy to use format so that you can
integrate the expedition’s resources into your classroom
Units - 16 Weeks.
expedition is to span 16 weeks and consequently the
curriculum package consists of 16 units, one topic for each
week on the trail!
here, to take a look at the overall calendar. This
time table correlates the curriculum package and the
the 16 weeks the weekly topic is introduced and highlighted on the
Arctic Blast website while the expedition team dovetail from the
trail, drawing parallels from the print on paper (or screen) to
real life experiences and current social issues creating teachable
here, to check out "Weekly Topic and
News" - Your primary page for merging the
expedition and our educational goals
Topic and News.
to bookmark within this site is "Weekly Topic and News".
"The Weekly Topic and News" merges the expedition,
educational goals, and the needs of teachers. It is the most
important component of your online classroom expedition.
of the week is emphasized with clearly presented, facts and
information supplementing each unit of the curriculum package.
Information is also provided to help make real world connections,
investigate personal values and discuss current issues.
the circle, the weekly topic will also be highlighted from the
Arctic Blast explorers in their weekly trail reports. Using the sights, sounds, and wilderness
perspectives of the arctic facilitate meaningful and energized
Collaborative Zone section of this website provides the
ability for you and your students to collaborate with other
classrooms across North America on important study circle topics,
such as world resource usage, cultural diversity and pollution.
They will also participate in on-line discussions with the
expedition team during their trek.
powerful collaborative space will enhance the overall experience
and learning potential of your students.
collaborative environment is powered by Lotus QuickPlace and Lotus
Sametime technology and is hosted by Connectria.
For more information on the collaborative solutions provided by
Lotus,please visit www.lotus.com/school
For more information on hosted solutions provided by Connectria,
please visit, www.connectria.com