On the Road Again: Space Exploration Educators Conference

We’re taking the DIY Podcast show on the road again. On Feb. 3, 2011, we will be presenting at the 17th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference, or SEEC, in Houston, Texas. The conference for K-12 educators has hands-on sessions on how to use the theme of “space” throughout the curriculum. Scientists and engineers are hosting some of the sessions, while others are being conducted by fellow educators. The DIY Podcast session will be hands-on. We will have an hour and a half to build podcast episodes together. The computers will be there ready for us, so there’s no need to bring your own laptop.

Denise stands near a Saturn V

Myfirst trip to Johnson Space Center was in 2001 when I was still a classroomteacher.

SEEC is a fun conference for us space geeks to network and tour NASA’s Johnson Space Center. If you interested, check out the SEEC website.
Hope to see you there.

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An Easy Way to Find Educational Resources

NASA has resources aligned to national education standards to supplement your curricula. As you teach background information that will help students build their own products using the DIY Podcast activity, you may want to use some of these resources.

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NASA’s Education Materials Finder can point you to educational resources, including lesson plans, educator guides, websites and video clips. You can use the search tool to get results by keyword, grade level, subject and product type. At the bottom of the search tool is a link to an A-Z list of downloadable guides, lesson plans and other publications.

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