December 6, 2016

Day 1 – Computer Science Education Week

  Computer Science is Problem Solving. Today is the first day of Computer Science Education Week (#CSEdWeek)! Here at NICERC, we’re super excited for the attention computer science has been receiving over the past year. As you may already know computer science is all around us. Computer science is more […]
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 […]