Shown the day Neil Armstrong was named an astronaut, there is a telling moment where his parents were asked “How would you feel if your son were the first one to step foot on the moon.” Such videos are available for free. I love the Open Culture site for finding cool things like this.
“The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the Government Printing Office (GPO), today unveiled Congress.gov, a new public beta site for accessing free, fact-based legislative information. Congress.gov features platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation. Congress.gov, at beta.congress.gov, eventually will replace the public THOMAS system and the congressional Legislative Information System (LIS).”
A new set of videos and guides are available to talk about Louisiana's coastal issues. This overview by Susan Gauthier on the Discovery Ed website is a good one for science teachers who teach about the Gulf of Mexico.
This is a big deal. Daily hangouts aimed at teachers have been launched by Google. I'm not sure who they have recruited to run these sessions, but if they tap into the right networks, these could be a big deal. Check out this article from edudemic to find out dates and times.
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