November 29, 2016

Staff Pick: Explore Aerospace

The staff pick for this blog comes from Joe MacAdam, one of NICERC’s Curriculum Development Specialists. As a high school math teacher, I was very good at teaching math (shocker!), but dreaded implementing the other subjects into my classroom, especially my most hated subject—English!  It wasn’t that I couldn’t do […]
November 14, 2016

VIDEO: Craft Stick Glider

The craft stick glider is a simple mini project found in the Explore Aerospace module that allows students to easily test and compare certain variables and how they relate to glider flight. Students take the information gathered and apply it to larger gliders they design and build themselves.  Watch the […]
October 31, 2016

Passwords: Don’t “Set It and Forget It”; Change It and Secure It

When we first buy and install an electronic device in our home, we typically install the device, connect it to our home network, then forget to change the password on it. Why would we need to change the password? It’s not like someone is going to try and hack into […]
October 24, 2016

Chipped Credit Cards: Why chip cards are safer than magnetic stripes on debit/credit cards

Since January 2016, a large number of retail companies that accept credit cards have made the switch to chip credit cards. The reason is because chipped credit cards are more secure. Chip cards are technically known as EMV cards, named for the 3 major credit companies that backed the development […]