Age 11-13 notify me

Links that don't work

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Crystal U
Fairfax, VA
7/19/2017
Hi everyone,

We just received our first unit and noticed that many of the links don't work. Is this typical? If so, how do you all work around this? Thanks!
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Keith H
College Station, TX
7/20/2017
Hi Crystal,

What unit are you working through. We have a system in place to check these and keep them in working order, so if there is a unit that has out of date links, we will take care of this right away.

Keith
Moving Beyond the Page
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Crystal U
Fairfax, VA
7/23/2017
Many of the links for the Hydrosphere unit are not working. E.g. (This link is also on Ideashare):

https://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/density.html
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Vicki K
Spokane, WA
7/24/2017
Hi Crystal,

Thank you for letting me know about the broken link. The U.S. Geological Survey apparently completely reorganized their website, and a lot of links in that unit were from that site. We checked every link in the unit and updated several of them. You should now be able to access those updated links through IdeaShare.

Please let me know if I can help you with anything else.

Thank you again,

Vicki
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Crystal U
Fairfax, VA
7/24/2017
Thank you so much! It was just bad luck that this was the first one we tried. Thank you for being so responsive!!
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lydia s
8/30/2017
our links do not work for Unit 1 Lesson 3 Science ages 12-14. can you send new links that will work?
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lydia s
8/30/2017
our links do not work for Unit 1 Lesson 3 Science ages 12-14. can you send new links that will work?
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Vicki K
Spokane, WA
8/30/2017
Hi Lydia,

I checked both links in the 12-14 Unit 1 Lesson 3 Science. They are both working. You might have better luck if you click directly on the links provided in Idea Share: http://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/ideas/?lessonID=3278&conceptID=51&unitID=259

I see that you posted your question in the 11-13 forum. I checked the links in the 11-13 unit as well, and they work.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thank you,
Vicki
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11/9/2017
Today my son was working on the Current Event Reports assignment in the Africa Today book (Unit 2, Northwestern Africa). We noticed the links were dated and not working so we visited this website to find the most current. We noticed several of these were outdated as well, including some that now require subscriptions. The student version of CNN no longer exists. The PBS site contains numerous articles on Africa, but most are years out of date.

What I wanted to comment on was that when I sat down to research 'Africa' on the mainstream news sources like CNN and BBC, I noticed that the news articles were rather inappropriate for children. One of the first reports I found was a picture of a slaughtered rhinosaurus. While this is something that I know my son would take great interest in, the photograph itself was extremely gruesome. The other reports were mainly of an adult nature, such as the mention a husband's 'genitals' in the title, so on and so forth. I decided to forego the assigment altogether and move on to the next lesson. I would very much like for my son to work on this project, but not on this particular topic given the lack of appropriate news sources available for children.

I mention this because I'd hate for a child to come across some of the things I saw myself today and by upset or confused by them.
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Vicki K
Spokane, WA
11/10/2017
Hello,

Thank you for making us aware of the links. All sites have been reviewed and updated where needed. Updated links will be listed in IdeaShare. Just click on the IdeaShare tab at the top of the webpage, and use the drop-down menu to get to the specific links and lessons.

We understand that sometimes web pages can change content from the time we originally include them in lessons. The Parent Guide includes the following information for parents:

“Links to reputable news sources such as NPR, PBS, and CNN have been provided, but parents should note that world news can include stories that may contain content that you would prefer not to share with your child (for example, stories that deal with topics of a violent or sexual nature). You may wish to work with your child as she searches for news related to Africa, or you may wish to identify news stories to share with your child in advance instead of having her search for Internet-based news independently. Whatever you choose, as with any Internet-based activity, you should supervise your child's online activity carefully.”

The student section tells students to check with parents before going online, as well.

Thank you again for taking the time to let us know about any outdated links. Please let me know if I can answer any further questions.

Vicki

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