May 7, 2018

Staff Pick: Just Go with the Electron Flow

One thing I love about sharing NICERC content with teachers all over the country is the number of rich, educational opportunities the curriculum provides. In STEM EDA, students learn the basics of electricity, how a battery works, and what constitutes a complete circuit. In Cyber Literacy, as students begin to […]
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, […]