August 31, 2017

4 Reasons You Should Use the Raspberry Pi in Your Classroom

When I first heard that NICERC was going to implement the Raspberry Pi into our curriculum, I wondered, why the Raspberry Pi? Why would we not build a Computer Science curricula around the computers that the schools already have in their classroom? Here are some of the questions I had […]
August 14, 2017

The Matrix is Real

“The Matrix is real!” came a concerned comment from across the room. The discussion was centered around a recent article published by Wired magazine titled, “Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA,” (Aug 10, 2017, by Andy Greenberg, permalink here). Let me summarize the content in a couple of […]
July 31, 2017

New Cyber Society Modules

This blog comes from John Queen, one of NICERC’s Curriculum Development Specialists. Last year, I wrote a blog post describing our Cyber Society curricula. (Click here to read it.) Today I’d like to tell you about some new lessons that have been written and added to Canvas for your use. […]
July 24, 2017

Why I choose NICERC

For ten years, I worked as a classroom teacher in Louisiana public and charter schools. I have taught a variety of elementary and middle school classes but most of my experience was in elementary science.  My greatest passion is helping reluctant learners because I see myself in them.  My entire […]