“We may all ourselves a brief period of rejoicing, but let us not forget for a moment the toils and efforts that lie ahead”
~~Winston Churchill, who announced the end of the War in Europe with a speech broadcast from Downing St on May 8, 1945.
** Artist Anne Mergen’s drawing, “Peace Over Europe” link: https://www.loc.gov/item/2008678889/
** From BBC: VE Day Broadcasts https://www.bbc.com/…/anniversaries/may/ve-day-broadcasts
** VE Day, Take One: Library of Congress Blogpost by Karen Fishman Link: https://blogs.loc.gov/now-see-hear/2020/05/ve-day-take-one/
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Amelia Wildman: Thank you for sharing your ideas and technology integration units featuring Transmedia Navigation, ELA for Middle Schoolers, and deliberate, embedded technology integration!!
Associate Professor Dr. Jen Santos needed ideas to help her ground English students transition to remote learning during the pandemic. So she asked them. They came up with a great idea on how to make it work — a digital gaming platform called Discord. It’s an example of how GCU faculty and students made it work during the final weeks of the semester. Please see this link to learn more: Story
Full Quote: “Perpetual optimism, believing in yourself, believing in your purpose, believing you will prevail, and demonstrating passion and confidence is a force multiplier. If you believe and have prepared your followers, the followers will believe.”
Skipworth, S. (November 17, 2013). Colin Powell and his perpetual optimism. Retrieved from https://www.careersingovernment.com/tools/gov-talk/about-gov/public-sector-trends/colin-powell-perpetual-optimism/
April 15, the horrendous American Tax Day is next Wednesday.
On a happier and more educational note, April 15th is also the birthday of Leonardo daVinci (April 15,1452 – May 2,1519).
Our Weekend Ed. Quote features this wisdom from Leonardo daVinci:
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” ~Leonardo daVinci
Tonight brings the brightest moon of 2020!
Tonight’s Supermoon is also known as a “Pink Moon,” the first full moon of spring. Native Americans named this moon because of the pink phlox that blooms around this time. It has special names in other countries too such as Bak Poya, Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, Growing Moon or the Full Fish Moon. STEM Alert: Not all Pink Moons are also Supermoons. A Moon has to come within 90% of its closest approach to Earth (or 224,865 miles) to be formally defined as a Super Moon.
STEM Alert: The Pinkish hue (sometimes more orange if you are in a city), is from photons passing through dusty particles in the Earth’s atmosphere. Earth’s atmosphere of oxygen and nitrogen filters the bluer wavelengths (through refraction) of moonlight so your eyes may see more of a pink tone. Full moons also have some tide effects.
If you need a break from being inside, tonight’s the night!
If you would rather view the Pink Moon virtually, here are some fun resources:
Astronomy Briefing https://youtu.be/WNlgftoWaHI
April’s ‘pink moon’ is the biggest supermoon of 2020.
Click on the linked text to learn how to catch Tuesday’s ‘pink moon, the biggest supermoon of 2020.
STEAM Alert: What’s in a Name? The Almanac pairs the other named moons with their date of appearance:
Wolf Moon – January 10
Snow Moon – February 9
Worm Moon – March 9
Pink Moon – April 8
Flower Moon – May 7
Strawberry Moon – June 6
Buck Moon – July 5
Sturgeon Moon – August 3
Full Corn Moon – September 2
Hunter’s Moon – October 1
Beaver Moon – November 30
Cold Moon – December 30
There is also a connection between the Pink Moon and Nick Drake.