May 1, 2018

Video: Optimized Bubble Sort

NICERC’s Computer Science curriculum covers several traditional sorting algorithms that can be used to sort a list of items. One of the covered algorithms in the curriculum  is bubble sort. Bubble sort makes pairwise comparisons that result in larger numbers “bubbling” to the end of the list. A traditional bubble […]
April 26, 2018

Staff Pick: Summertime According to NICERC

Am I the only one that has little jingles pop into their head? Jingles based on the current mood or emotion? Today for instance, I had two come to mind… One came from the Beachboys, “Sum sum summer time, sum sum summer time” and the other, a little heavier, by […]
April 17, 2018

Classroom Activity: The Secret Code of Lewis and Clark

It isn’t always easy to introduce students to cryptography today. As important as it is to cybersecurity, cryptography can seem like a daunting task. The STEM EDA Apply Music module highlights several examples of cryptography used through history. Since their advent, computers have all but made these encryption techniques obsolete, […]
April 10, 2018

Special Focus: NSTA, ASCD Empower18, and USA Science & Engineering Festival

The past few weeks have kept the NICERC team in the skies and on the road! In the months of March and April, we’ve attended the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) National Conference in Atlanta, ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Empower18 in Boston, and the USA Science & […]