Dear members of Edu4DRR,

Did you know that the Edu4DRR twitter feed is the second most influential at DRR in the WORLD! According twitterland we are more relevant than UNISDR! Do you follow us?

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WE HAVE MISSED YOU!

If you have not visited for a time because of work commitments, then now is the time to renew your acquaintance with us! As ever we try to offer the latest tools and techniques to help you deliver appropriate, accurate and fun ways of learning about disaster resilience and preparedness. At the end of this e-mail is a plea for donations as I all have to pay for hosting and the url again, but before that, I am including some of the ways that Edu4DRR has contributed to knowledge and education in our field of DRR:

1. Using a prezi for your presentation in order to engage your audience:

This is a real presentation that I gave to scientists (Volcanologists and seismologist at UCL). Get inspired! Click on the image or you can view at: http://prezi.com/vd1q_umyu0so/using-comic-strips-for-drr-learning/

2. Comics and Vines to get your message across:

This has been running for a while but Silly Timmy is now a book and being used in Pakistan. If you click on the image it will link to the pdf version of the book! I am also working with a DRR member in Fiji to develop curriculum resources too, so the story goes on.

3. At the forefront of academic practice and policy:

Myself and fellow Edu4DRR member Yasamin Izadkhah wrote a paper entitled 'Use of comic strips in teaching earthquakes to kindergarten children'. This outlined the educational and learning theories, the historical perspectives for using comic strips as well as the pilot project in Tehran, Iran. You can view the paper at:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17105142

4. VIDEOS, VIDEOS, VIDEOS!

Here are some of my favourites from this year. These are great at generating discussion and most are available on YouTube!

5. Great Social media presence. Follow us on Twitter: @edu4drr.

I hope that helps remind you to re-connect with us at Edu4DRR. We have missed you! If you can donate, please visit Edu4DRR and click on DONATE! Any help is always appreciated! Thank you for your continued support!

Edu4DRR

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Structural hazards

This lesson introduces students to some of the basic concepts behind structural hazards in the context of earthquakes. Many cities have a variety of building sizes, shapes, architectural styles, and materials. This lesson covers the basic ideas concerning how structures respond to earthquakes using a tabletop exercise and three hands-on activities....

Landslide hazards

In this lesson, students learn about earthquake-induced landslides and the associated hazards, and how and why landslides occur. In addition, students discuss steps they can take to reduce landslide hazards. This lesson begins with a tabletop exercise to simulate a complex situation with multiple possible responsesbefore the students have obtained all...

Instruction booklet on reducing the risks of earthquakes

This booklet, written in both Arabic and English, guides children on how to protect themselves in different earthquake scenarios, such as if they are in a vehicle or classroom. The booklet also provides information on facilitating a safe exit and reducing risks prior to earthquakes.

Imprex game

This game is about the use of forecasts to prevent flooding. Players work as commanders in a hydrological forecasting office, where they interact with colleagues to learn valuable risk information and gain insight into flood projections. Players must subsequently make risk management decisions, such as sending early warnings or issuing flood watches.

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