January 8, 2018

Classroom Activity: Exploring Landforms Through Erosion

When discussing weathering and erosion with our students, some may not have the background knowledge or experiences to visualize these processes in order to make real world connections. How can we give students an experience where they can see soil being moved and influenced by wind or water? The following […]
December 8, 2017

micro:bit Yields Macro Benefits in the CS Classroom

At NICERC we’re always searching for great technology that has a role in the classroom. The micro:bit is the latest piece of EdTech kit we’ve fallen in love with. (No offense to all our other robots and Raspberry Pis – you are loved too!) The micro:bit is an incredibly low-cost […]
December 7, 2017

Want to Create a More Inclusive CS Classroom? Start with a Welcoming Environment

  It’s a wonderful CSEd Week! There is so much to celebrate – increasing numbers of students in computer science (CS) at all levels, lots of new curriculum choices and tools, and a realization (finally) that CS and technology hold promises of wonderfully creative careers for prepared young people. While […]
December 6, 2017

Why You Should Be Using Arduino in Your Classroom

Here at NICERC we’re always looking to refresh and grow our curriculum offerings to teachers. This fall, we launched the Cyber Literacy with Arduino content for teachers. The content remains largely unchanged from the popular and successful Cyber Literacy content we’ve always offered, but this remake uses the Arduino microcontroller […]