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Discovery Education and Boeing have teamed up to present a virtual field trip to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX on April 9, 2019. The tour will introduce Boeing employees, who will share some of the unexpected steps they took to launch the Starliner/CST-100 and deploy the Space Launch System.

You can use this link to sign up for the virtual field trip.

Are you looking for a way to engage girls in STEM? A Mighty Girl has posters celebrating women in science that are free to download. Each poster has a short introduction to the scientist, as well as recommended readings. What girl wouldn't be inspired by Mae Jemison, Katherine Johnson, or others?

Mighty Women in Science Posters

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Tynker has a FREE coding project just in time for Valentine's Day. The students use the tutorial to create their own virtual conversation hearts with messages and flavors. The project is only available until Sunday, February 17th, so hurry over to Tynker's Candy Hearts page and assign the project to your students.                          Happy Valentine's Day coding!!

The Snipping Tool is a major time saver. When you need to save a portion of a page, you can snip it.  It can be found  on your Windows machine by clicking on the magnifying glass on your task bar and searching for Snipping Tool. It is a desktop app. When it comes up in the search, click on it and its toolbar will open. tool bar for snipping tool

It has 4 modes of snipping. The free-form mode was used for the snip below.list of snipping tool modes

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Looking for a way to creatively engage your students in thinking about the future?

Be sure to check out the 2019 Doodle for Google contest that kicked off on January 8, 2019, and will end on  March 18, 2019. The theme for this year is "When I grow up, I hope...". The contest is a way for students to show something that they hope for in the future in a creative way. So, give your students time to dream and then have them enter the contest through this link.

YES! That's right! Common Sense Education has just released NEW Digital Citizenship Curriculum lessons for Grades 3-8. There are lesson slides, new videos, and customizable resources within these lessons, and bilingual materials are coming soon. 🙂

Be sure to check the NEW lessons out here.

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Tynker has a FREE coding project just in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The students use a tutorial to create an interactive timeline of Dr. King's impact on US history. The project is only available until Sunday, January 20th, so hurry over to Tynker's MLK Day page and assign the project to your students. Happy MLK coding!!

Check out these exciting new updates from Google:

  1. You can now embed Google Drawings files that are saved in Drive into Google Docs and update the content. Read more about it here.
  2. You can now give a color to a design element (bar, point, line) on a chart in Google Sheets instead of all the elements having the same color. Read more about it here.

DIY App LogosExplore atoms and molecules, see real time pictures of the Sun, dive into a lake, or experiment with spit all through the engaging DIY apps created by The Lawrence Hall of Science. These iOS apps

have easy hands-on activities and experiments, videos, and pictures to support the Science standards you are already teaching your students. So... grab an iPad, download the apps, and let the learning begin!