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Title: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: GeoDave on January 12, 2010, 11:26:46 PM
Reports just coming through...

"A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Haiti, rocking the capital and sparking a tsunami alert for neighbouring states. The tremor hit at 1653 (2153 GMT), about 15km (10m) south-west of Port-au-Prince, the US Geological Survey said. Haiti's envoy to the US said it was a "catastrophe of major proportions" as reports from the capital spoke of casualties and damage."
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Victoria on January 12, 2010, 11:32:49 PM
Yep, just saw the email from USGS.  Doesn't sound good...
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: GeoDave on January 13, 2010, 09:02:34 AM
First pictures and reports beginning to be published.....looks very bad. I have put together some quick links:

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/haiti.quake/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8455629.stm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/haiti/
http://mashable.com/2010/01/12/haiti-earthquake-pictures/
http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/last_event/world_haiti.html
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2010/01/13/haiti-earthquake/
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Mark on January 13, 2010, 09:13:11 AM
there's a live blog on the guardian website http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2010/jan/13/haiti-earthquake
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: ValVannet on January 13, 2010, 01:08:40 PM
My very quick response for a class this morning http://www.4shared.com/file/195963235/6cd0f87b/Haiti_Earthquake___Fact_File.html

Perhaps someone can use it?
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Victoria on January 13, 2010, 02:04:40 PM
Thanks Val - we were sent home again today (ice this time, rather than snow) but will send to my GCSE and A Level groups.
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Stephen Schwab on January 13, 2010, 04:25:27 PM
timeMAGAZINE Website has ppt photos
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Andrew Stacey on January 13, 2010, 04:33:34 PM
Useful looking site with a team out mapping for the relief efforts - emergency mapping by Mapaction http://mapaction.org/deployments.html    They also cover Sumatra quake, and lots of floods and hurricanes.  Neat GIS application  :)
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: pigboy on January 13, 2010, 06:43:23 PM
some excellent maps here as well :
http://ocha-gwapps1.unog.ch/rw/rwb.nsf/doc404?OpenForm
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Paul on January 13, 2010, 08:25:44 PM
I have put together a ppt and thinking skills activity based on the reasons for the high death toll. Ironically my year 9s were tomorrow just about to start three lessons on the tsunami of 2004 so i have quickly changed plans!
I plan to print out the slides 4-8 on individual A4 sheets and give to pupils in groups for them to order and explain their reasons.
Please feel free to download and use slides 2-3 to  add accurate facts about the earthquake (deaths, injured homeless etc...)

http://www.slideshare.net/mrcornish/haiti-earthquake-2010

Paul

 
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Mark on January 13, 2010, 08:31:38 PM
Thanks Val and Paul for sharing those  :)
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Blue Square Thing on January 13, 2010, 10:01:45 PM
Don't know if anyone can use this at all (maybe A Level???), but Pat Robertson (err, American hard core conservative christian tv evangelical type, ex presidential candidate etc...) is getting into loonspud territory:

Pat Robertson: Haiti "Cursed" After "Pact to the Devil" (http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2010/01/13/crimesider/entry6092717.shtml)

Might be interesting for some, just to consider how different peoples view stuff like this.
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: zyxwvut on January 13, 2010, 10:28:38 PM
Photos from boston.com:
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/earthquake_in_haiti.html (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/earthquake_in_haiti.html)

Earthquake aid pledged by country:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/jan/14/haiti-quake-aid-pledges-country-donations#data (http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/jan/14/haiti-quake-aid-pledges-country-donations#data)

Earthquakes with 1000 or more deaths since 1900 - mashup map:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/mapxmlfiles/earthquake.htm (http://www.usatoday.com/news/mapxmlfiles/earthquake.htm)
and explanation of mashup:
http://apb.directionsmag.com/archives/7139-USA-Today-Mashup-Provides-Lesson-in-Plate-Tectonics.html (http://apb.directionsmag.com/archives/7139-USA-Today-Mashup-Provides-Lesson-in-Plate-Tectonics.html)

More from USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-01-14-quake-interactive-map_N.htm (http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-01-14-quake-interactive-map_N.htm)
and:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/port-au-prince-haiti-before-after-images.htm (http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/port-au-prince-haiti-before-after-images.htm)

Are earthquakes on the increase?
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/increase_in_earthquakes.php (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/increase_in_earthquakes.php)
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: helen on January 14, 2010, 08:14:46 AM
Thanks for info everyone. Starting Restless Earth topic with year 7 today and will be looking at this disaster instead of doing planned lesson
helen
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Alan Parkinson on January 14, 2010, 09:11:08 AM
How a teacher responded...
http://educationontheplate.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/life-vs-the-curriculum/

Life vs. the Curriculum

With Geography, life is the curriculum....
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Dannyoc on January 14, 2010, 03:12:05 PM
http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/search?q=haiti+earthquake
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: lucy rawe on January 14, 2010, 08:09:07 PM
DEC Appeal

https://www.donate.bt.com/dec_form_haiti.html
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Paul on January 14, 2010, 08:29:20 PM
Google earth kml file with detailed photo taken yesterday
http://mw1.google.com/mw-earth-vectordb/haiti/Haiti-Earthquake-nl.kml

Paul
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Dannyoc on January 15, 2010, 02:37:55 PM
48 Hours later
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/haiti_48_hours_later.html
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Blue Square Thing on January 15, 2010, 08:46:42 PM
This flickr stream might be of some interest:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rogerhilaire/

Yeah, it's killed a lot of people. There are pictures of some dead people in that stream - just so as you know before you click the link. All copyright as well fwiw.
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: djemba on January 16, 2010, 02:35:25 PM
Thanks for the links already posted.

This is another for GIS map which may be useful
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/14_01_10unosatmap.pdf

Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: SandraWickens on January 16, 2010, 02:48:49 PM
Hi,
this youtube clip is short but illustrates that animals react ahead of humans to the onset of earthquakes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWAhuln8ZeQ
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: KTW on January 16, 2010, 10:44:33 PM
Thanks Paul that's great.
We have set Yr 9s a major piece of research this week (scheduled - they do half-termly 'research studies' in KS3) and it was on Kobe vs Sichuan - we have told them they can research Haiti now instead of Sichuan if they want.
Awful really how in just 20 months one terrible earthquake just gets superceded by an even more terrible one...
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: djemba on January 17, 2010, 11:07:01 PM
I've uploaded a couple of ppts and a movie (aimed at KS3) to

http://www.4shared.com/dir/28500522/7b82097d/Haiti.html

Password if it asks is SLN

They're not going to win any prizes but they may be useful to someone!

The idea for "I don't know..... but I do know" came from a powerpoint someone did on the Sichuan earthquake.

Emma
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: podders on January 18, 2010, 07:35:38 AM
thanks djemba. going to use your resources with my Y7's first thing this morning. Thanks for sharing. Matt
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: GZT on January 18, 2010, 06:42:57 PM
Have had 2 hours cpd and about to create a double lesson for my year 9 for tomorrow. This will help.
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: richardallaway on January 18, 2010, 07:33:23 PM
Hi

http://www.geographyalltheway.com/recent-geography/haitian-earthquake.htm

I have added a free resource to geographyalltheway.com about the Haitian Earthquake.  It is a set of tasks focused upon the question 'Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly?' - I think it works for most KS3 or KS4 classes with teacher led differentiation. I used it today with Y8 and Y9.

Feedback always gratefully received.

Richard
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Spark on January 18, 2010, 08:02:37 PM
Movie looks brilliant, thanks for the resources.  However, it doesn't let me download it.  I wanted to show it to my form group as the school is raising money for the country.

Whenever I press download it just goes back to log in page and then back to movie.  Any ideas why?  Maybe the file is too big or something?  Or am I just doing something wrong?!

Any help greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: podders on January 18, 2010, 09:20:47 PM
Hi

http://www.geographyalltheway.com/recent-geography/haitian-earthquake.htm

I have added a free resource to geographyalltheway.com about the Haitian Earthquake.  It is a set of tasks focused upon the question 'Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly?' - I think it works for most KS3 or KS4 classes with teacher led differentiation. I used it today with Y8 and Y9.

Feedback always gratefully received.

Richard

Looks great, cheers Richard. Will give this one a go with the Y9's this week. Take care.
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: zyxwvut on January 18, 2010, 09:40:20 PM
Thanks to all for the ppts and other resources. I'm currently using a mixture of these with my classes. Have to say I'm just a little bit surprised by the number of pupils who seem unaware of what has happened in Haiti...

Here's another interesting article, this time highlighting the links between New Orleans (& Hurricane katrina) and Haiti:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordan-flaherty/new-orleans-heart-is-in-h_b_427108.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordan-flaherty/new-orleans-heart-is-in-h_b_427108.html)
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Blue Square Thing on January 18, 2010, 10:06:14 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordan-flaherty/new-orleans-heart-is-in-h_b_427108.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordan-flaherty/new-orleans-heart-is-in-h_b_427108.html)

My baseball buddies would scowl and say that the H Post is a leftie source - Flaherty seems to certainly write for what would be considered really quite left wing sources in the US.

Just fwiw. I might agree with a lot of what he says, but there is certainly bias in that.
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: zyxwvut on January 18, 2010, 10:42:10 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordan-flaherty/new-orleans-heart-is-in-h_b_427108.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordan-flaherty/new-orleans-heart-is-in-h_b_427108.html)

My baseball buddies would scowl and say that the H Post is a leftie source - Flaherty seems to certainly write for what would be considered really quite left wing sources in the US.

Just fwiw. I might agree with a lot of what he says, but there is certainly bias in that.

I take your point about bias. Still found the article quite interesting though.

Hope this next article wouldn't make your baseball buddies scowl...

Pisco vs Aceh: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/18/world/AP-LT-Peru-A-Forgotten-Disaster.html (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/18/world/AP-LT-Peru-A-Forgotten-Disaster.html)
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Blue Square Thing on January 18, 2010, 11:27:57 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordan-flaherty/new-orleans-heart-is-in-h_b_427108.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordan-flaherty/new-orleans-heart-is-in-h_b_427108.html)

My baseball buddies would scowl and say that the H Post is a leftie source - Flaherty seems to certainly write for what would be considered really quite left wing sources in the US.

Just fwiw. I might agree with a lot of what he says, but there is certainly bias in that.

I take your point about bias. Still found the article quite interesting though.

Hope this next article wouldn't make your baseball buddies scowl...

Pisco vs Aceh: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/18/world/AP-LT-Peru-A-Forgotten-Disaster.html (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/18/world/AP-LT-Peru-A-Forgotten-Disaster.html)

Well, yes, some of them - it's the Times and *everyone* knows that the mainstream media are a bunch of liberals (seriously - some of them really do think this - Times, Post, Globe = strong leftwing bias from their pov). If it ain't from Fox or the NRA it doesn't count. Btw, Limbaugh's had some interesting things to say about Haiti...

They have something of a point with the H Post mind - I find agree with it quite a lot so from an American pov is pretty much hard left.
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Kim on January 19, 2010, 06:53:15 PM
Thank you so much for sharing such excellent resources. They have captivated all of my classes even the most difficult ones. One lad was so moved he wanted to raise money and his suggestion was to sell more of his  ;)cans and chocolate  and denote his profits for the week.Obviously not allowed but how cute!
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: pigboy on January 19, 2010, 08:38:23 PM
footage of the EQ : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFJJbFTOSnM

on the BBC as well but I can't figurre out how to download it :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8468763.stm
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Blue Square Thing on January 19, 2010, 08:53:50 PM
on the BBC as well but I can't figurre out how to download it :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8468763.stm

You can't.
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: zyxwvut on January 19, 2010, 10:09:40 PM
Simon Calder on the role of tourism in rebuilding Haiti:

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/simon-calder/tourism-is-vital--to-this-wrecked-islands-recovery-1871976.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/simon-calder/tourism-is-vital--to-this-wrecked-islands-recovery-1871976.html)


Blue Square Thing - I've just read a transcript of some of Rush Limbaugh's recent comments. Seems like he thinks the Huffington Post is biased too. Definitely no fondness there! Personally, I'd rather read the H Post than listen to some of the things he has to say about Haiti. Or anything else for that matter. Think I'll continue to dip in and out of whichever newspaper catches my attention, left wing or not!
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Blue Square Thing on January 19, 2010, 10:17:17 PM
No worries with the Post - I tend to agree with a lot of what it says. Limbaugh, though, is a lot more representative of conservative American povs than something like the NY Times is for example (or, for that matter, CNN, CBS etc... - even if they seem right wing from our pov). I'm not saying don't read or use the H Post - just that I think people need to be aware that anyone who would consider themselves vaguely conservative in the States would pretty violently disagree with what it says - and I think that's maybe important to consider when using stuff that expresses opinion maybe.

Fwiw I've absolutely slated anyone even vaguely standing up for Limbaugh on the baseball forums I visit - and there's plenty going down the "he's comedy", "it's media tweaking" bs line. His comments are very, very clever and totally premeditated - the very worst kind of partisan political garbage (see, I'm getting all worked up just now...!!)
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: zyxwvut on January 19, 2010, 11:03:23 PM
BST - I don't buy Limbaugh's 'media tweaking' line either, it doesn't exactly ring true. I also agree with you re the use of opinion-based articles in teaching and probably should have clarified at some point that I often post links just because I find them interesting. I'm not necessarily recommending they be 'used'...
  

Re Pigboy's post, Windows Media Recorder 12 captures all streaming video (including presumably BBC clips):

http://www.wmrecorder.com/wm_capture.php (http://www.wmrecorder.com/wm_capture.php)

I used to use WMR 11 a lot - it used to capture BBC clips but is now in need of an upgrade.

Still legal by all accounts??

Edit - forgot to say you have to buy the above software.
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: GeoDave on January 19, 2010, 11:10:38 PM
BBC - footage of the moment the earthquake happened:

http://www.4shared.com/file/201684436/f068e283/Haiti_earthquake_video.html

Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: zyxwvut on January 19, 2010, 11:18:16 PM
GeoDave - is there any particular secret to your seemingly endless ability to convert video clips?? I've often wondered how you downloaded / saved all the material you put on Geotube.
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Blue Square Thing on January 19, 2010, 11:22:38 PM
One way might be through screen recording - it is possible to do so using free s/ware. Blueberry is what we use...
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: GeoDave on January 21, 2010, 10:38:51 AM
Yes, no secret involved - screen recording software will record anything that appears on your screen. Most of the GeoTube videos, however, were simply downloaded using a variety of methods.

Haiti earthquake - some excellent high-resolution posters from USGS which would be valuable for 'AS/A2' work and possibly some GCSE groups. Download the high-res PDFs for best quality. These will print to A3 size if you have a suitable colour printer somewhere in the school. Very informative...

Also lots of resources now appearing for Google Earth. Google has done an update so that GE now shows the very latest imagery (via GeoEye) of the region affected. These kml and kmz files will automatically open in GE.

http://sites.google.com/a/earthoutreach.org/screenshots/Home/HaitiBeforeandAfterShots.kmz
http://www.gelib.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/haiti-earthquake_nl.kml
http://services.google.com/earth/kmz/realtime_earthquakes_n.kmz

Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: GeoDave on January 21, 2010, 01:43:08 PM
A local radio station has an excellent website (in French) - great for some genuine cross-curricular work:

http://www.metropolehaiti.com/

It has a stunning set of images (over 400) which seem to originate from one of the UN organisations and from various photographers.

WARNING: a few of the images are too graphic to be used in school! The grim reality of natural disasters rather than the sanitized version.....  :(

[Use Google Translate if haven't got any friendly colleagues in the language department: http://translate.google.com/translate_tools ]
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: gilmoregirl on January 24, 2010, 05:31:22 PM
Thank you all so very very much for all your searching of the internet and finding of resources, everything that people have suggested has been great and my kids are really getting a lot from this topic being so current as it seems to be hitting home so much more
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: geographista on January 26, 2010, 07:48:11 PM
Thanks to all for the links and the resources - very useful!
Sarah
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Anne on January 26, 2010, 08:38:43 PM
Thanks I have downloaded the resources and links - FANTASTIC! Love what I do know ....... what I don't know. Very powerful thanks
Anne
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: GeoDave on February 02, 2010, 05:47:46 PM
http://www.iris.edu/hq/files/programs/education_and_outreach/seismographs_in_schools/docs/100112haiti.pdf

Good photos, maps and an animation.

Comes from the huge number of resources at this site:

http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: GeoDave on February 04, 2010, 10:18:21 AM
High quality GIS maps and satellite imagery with a CC licence:

http://haiti-orgs.sahanafoundation.org/prod/gis/map_viewing_client
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: Andrew Stacey on February 14, 2010, 08:24:31 PM

BBC website today

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8510900.stm

Good comparison study; useful I think.
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: bluemanc on February 22, 2010, 05:45:54 PM
Thanks for the resources using some with yr 11 great!!
Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: zyxwvut on February 24, 2010, 09:22:48 PM
The volunteer mappers who helped Haiti:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8517057.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8517057.stm)

More interesting links from the Slate Explainer (http://www.slate.com/?id=3944&qp=26142&RowStart=1&Rows=25&sort=d;1)

What happens when your leg gets trapped under a building? (http://www.slate.com/id/2242214/)

What happens when a charity receives too many donations? (http://www.slate.com/id/2242221/)

Does Haiti have enough can openers? (http://www.slate.com/id/2242207/)

Why don't earthquakes get proper names, like hurricanes do? (http://www.slate.com/id/2241947/)

Can human activity affect tectonic plates? (http://www.slate.com/id/2241540/)

How do you measure an earthquake from 250 years ago? (http://www.slate.com/id/2241584/)

Haiti earthquke FAQ (http://www.slate.com/id/2241439/)

Title: Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
Post by: siempre on November 07, 2011, 11:00:08 AM
footage of the EQ : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFJJbFTOSnM

on the BBC as well but I can't figurre out how to download it :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8468763.stm

In case someone still needs it, this video can be downloaded with the help of Riptiger - a program to download streaming videos (http://www.riptiger.com/).