TeachersFirst's Fire Prevention and Safety Resources
Whether you teach about fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week each fall or as part of a general unit on safety, this collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers and students understand the basics of fire safety and planning for emergencies.
GradesK to 12
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In the ClassroomBookmark this site to use as a resource for teaching material during holidays throughout the year. For each holiday use a bookmarking site such as Wakelet, reviewed here, to organize and share lesson materials, videos, and game sites for your students. Instead of worksheets or written reports, enhance student learning by asking them to create infographics sharing information about any holiday. Canva Infographic Creator, reviewed here, is a very easy to use tool that includes pre-made templates. Don't keep student learning to yourself, share their knowledge through holiday podcasts for your entire school and community to hear. Anchor, reviewed here, features many kid-friendly tools to get you started with creating and sharing podcasts. Learn more about podcasting in the classroom in this OK2Ask session archive.
Grades7 to 12
In the ClassroomYou and your students will benefit from this site's free materials to include in your science lab activities to teach content, problem-solving, and scientific investigation techniques. As students begin activities replace paper and pencil and use a digital graphic organizer such as one found at TUZZit, reviewed here, to organize questions and gather information. Upon completion of experiments, enhance learning and have students share their work using Printing Press, reviewed here, to create a one-page newspaper or brochure including images and text. At the end of your unit, have students use Biteable, reviewed here, to redefine their learning and create an explainer video sharing and demonstrating the results of their lab activities.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomInclude materials from this site during your fire safety unit, Fire Prevention Week, or as part of your studies of North American biomes. Enhance learning by having students create free and easy websites using Carrd, reviewed here, to share information learned about fire safety, fire hazards, and fire prevention techniques. Redefine learning by asking students to create an online book incorporating videos, images, and more using Book Creator, reviewed here.
GradesK to 6
In the ClassroomBookmark this site for use during your weather unit as an introduction to types of severe weather. One of the fact sheets discusses home fires and is perfect to include with Red Ribbon Week activities. After sharing disaster facts with students, ask students to create word clouds using vocabulary terms related to any specific type of disaster. Improve student learning by using a site like Word It Out, reviewed here, to easily create custom word clouds. Upon completion of your unit, ask students to create a book sharing their tips and advice for dealing with disasters. Reshape and redefine learning by using an interactive book creation tool like Book Creator, reviewed here. Book Creator offers tools for making online books that include images, videos, audio, and more.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomThis site is perfect for use on an interactive whiteboard (or with a projector) to understand the background and impact of the Great Fire of London as well as what life was like in 1666. Include this as part of any study of this period of time in Europe. Share this site during fire prevention week as an example of how society has learned about the dangers of fire and adapted building safety throughout time. Allow students to explore the site independently or in small groups, then compare and contrast life in London then to modern life. Improve and expand learning by having students create a multimedia presentation using Slidestory, reviewed here. This site allows you to narrate a picture. Challenge students to find a photo (legally permitted to be reproduced), and then narrate the photo as if it is a news report.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomShare with students during Fire Safety Week. Swap out raised hands in class and create a quick poll (with no membership required) using SurveyRock, reviewed here, to find out how many students have discussed fire safety and an escape plan from their home. Redefine learning by having students create online multimedia posters using Adobe Spark for Education, reviewed here, with fire safety tips. Be sure to include a link to this guide on your class website for parents to view at home.
GradesK to 8
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In the ClassroomUsing this easy to follow website, students can gather information about fire safety, prevention and what to do if a fire occurs. Create an authentic audience by having older students extend their learning by creating a cartoon strip depicting the different tips and suggestions to share with younger students. First, have students create printed comics (or rough drafts) using Printable Comic Strip Templates, reviewed here, then students can create an online comic strip by using Write Comics, reviewed here.
GradesK to 5
In the ClassroomBe sure to bookmark this site for use during Fire Safety week (usually early October). Print coloring pages then hang finished projects for an easy Fire Safety bulletin board. Extend student learning by creating a simple infographic with your students sharing their findings using Easel.ly, reviewed here. Consider signing up for a Skype session with one of the fire safety dogs.
Grades2 to 12
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