October 2, 2017

3 Ways to Teach Online Safety in Your Classroom

You’ve heard the stories, seen the statistics, and perhaps even fallen victim to phishing, online bullying, or identity theft. And you’re an adult with lots of experiences and knowledge about how the world works. Imagine how vulnerable your students are to online safety threats! Teaching your students to stay safe […]
September 25, 2017

NICERC Reading List: The Master Switch

At NICERC, we’re all about providing pathways to dig deeper to learn and discover more about the fascinating technological world around us. We get asked many times for additional resources to strengthen and inform educators’ concepts of the cyber world. I’ve often got my head in a book for recreational […]
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 […]