What a wonderful use of technology and creativity! I love that these students, many of whom are truly challenged by their life circumstances to meet even their basic needs as children and as students, were able to be a part of this. Yay, Google! Read this story HERE. Heartwarming!
View their final effort below. Best seen in 360 with Google Cardboard!
What I love most about this story is that no matter how long human beings have been on planet Earth, we just keep discovering more information we did not know before. A new continent? Really? Fantastic, even if it is mostly under water...now. What about "once upon a time?"
This weekend has tested the ability of the sports industry - players, coaches, owners, and their other employees - to express their feelings about how their government, our government, supports or fails to support all members of our society. Your thoughts?
There are several articles web-wide about the events leading up to the recent debate. One article, below, is specifically about the NFL's re-release of an earlier video that seems to express their position as a league.
Here is an article about the NFL response.
Here is their video.
Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes/Associated Press
Looking back at my post from April 2017, I noted that the 20 year mission of the Cassini exploratory spacecraft was coming to an end. That end arrived on Friday, and as I shared with students that day, some of the scientists present to hear its final signal and view the last photos taken had worked on this mission for the entire 20 years. Here are some links to consider and celebrate the accomplishments of those scientists.
NYTimes: Cassini's Grand Finale
Here is the information from NASA about Monday's solar eclipse. Remember that Mrs. Judah's HOSA students will be on the PHS quad with ways to safely view the eclipse. Of course, please remember to NEVER look directly at the sun when an eclipse is in progress as your retina could become permanently damaged.
A statement from the site says: On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.
Contemplate and consider. Respond if you so desire.
This is fun. :) We need more positive visions for our future! The theme of the contest: "A Peaceful Future". Click on this link to see all of the winners in various age groups and regions.
Last year, we asked young artists across the US to create a doodle about what they see for the future. Congratulations to Sarah Harrison from Connecticut in the 10th-12th grade group on being named the National Finalist of the 2016-17 Doodle 4 Google Contest for her doodle "A Peaceful Future". Google is honored to award Sarah with a $30K college scholarship and a $50K technology award for her school, as well as sharing her doodle on the Google homepage for the world to see.
A Bright FutureThe winning artists from this year’s contest shared powerful visions for the world of tomorrow with artwork that advocated for a cleaner environment, worldwide equality, advancing technology, and more. The next generation showed us a bright and hopeful future.
It's true that presidential inaugurations happen every four years. What is less often true is that actions following that event rarely take the form demonstrated globally on January 21, 2017. Therefore, historically speaking, these are worth noting. Also of interest is the work of "crowd science" and the people who calculate and estimate how many people show up at any given place and time.
If I was Greek, I might think this was a foreboding omen...
"Giant Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' in California is Toppled by Storm"
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