We Have Liftoff! Using Better Lesson to Teach About Space and the Moon

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Did you know that dust busters, wireless headsets, and invisible braces link back to inventions initially intended for use in space? This interesting USA Today article shares more everyday innovations created for space use. July 20 is Space Exploration Day and Moon Day, which coincides with the annual commemoration of the first moon landing in 1969, Apollo … read more »


Connect to Nature with Earth School

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How do you celebrate Earth Day? Has remote learning made it more difficult? Earth School, a resource by TED-Ed, may be the answer to your distance teaching needs while also being adaptable to in-person lessons. The first celebration of Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin designated Earth Day … read more »


Career and Technical Education Month

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month is a public awareness campaign that takes place during February. The goal is to raise awareness of the value of CTE and celebrate the accomplishments of career programs and support provided by schools across the country.  This infographic on the Association for Career and Technical Education’s (ACTE) website provides an … read more »


Don’t Forget the T in STEM!

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Technology – the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science. Dictionary.com  December brings several notable dates related to technology, making it an excellent time to reflect upon … read more »


Let’s Talk About: Ada Lovelace

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This week teachers all over the globe will have students participate in the “Hour Of Code” – an introduction to computer science.  There are many ways to participate, both on and offline.  Participating in coding activities helps students to develop computational thinking.  According to Wikipedia, computational thinking is “a set of problem-solving methods that involve … read more »