10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

July 4th has fallen on a Sunday 34 times since 1776. The first July 4th Sunday was 1779 and the last was 2010, while the next will be 2027. Seward began continuously celebrating on Saturday, July 4th of 1868 and has done so 22 times on a Sunday. The bi-centennial July 4th celebration of 1976 was on a Sunday.

CSPAN rebroadcasted a May 17, 2021 Book Chat with Patrick J. O’Donnell who discussed his book, The Indispensables

Here is the link: https://www.c-span.org/video/?511872-1/the-indispensables The Indispensables

The Indispensables follows O’Donnell’s previous book, Washington’s Immortals, also an exceptional read of an important period of history.

Washingtons Immortals

 

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Memorial Day – 2021 – More than a 3-day weekend

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“We Live in the Wind and the Sand and Our Eyes are on the Stars” ~ WASP Motto

WASP Motto

Image Found Here: http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/history/history/worldwar2/wasp.htm

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), (also Women’s Army Service Pilots or Women’s Auxiliary Service Pilots) were a civilian women pilots’ organization, whose members were United States federal civil service employees. The 1074 members of WASP became trained pilots who tested aircraft, ferried aircraft and trained other pilots. Their purpose was to free male pilots for combat roles during World War II. The WASP museum is located on Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas.

The WASPs flew more than 60 million miles flying planes out of 192 bases. One pilot, Gertrude “Tommy” Tompkins Silver was the only Women Airforce Service Pilots’ member to go missing during World War II. On October 26, 1944, Tompkins piloted her plane from a foggy runway on Mines Field, adjacent to the Los Angeles airport, and was not heard from again.

WASPs with PT-19, the first plane usually flown in primary training. Women on far left in dark glasses is Gertrude “Tommy” Tompkins, according to Texas Women’s University Libraries WASP Archives.

WASPs with PT-19, the first plane usually flown in primary training. Women on far left in dark glasses is Gertrude “Tommy” Tompkins, according to Texas Women’s University Libraries WASP Archives.

 

Mr. Frank Jacobs , a retired aerospace engineer from Manhattan Beach, California has a haunting childhood memory of seeing a plane crash into the Santa Monica bay that day. He still dives to find Gertrude “Tommy” Tompkins as poart of the  Missing Aircraft Search Team. Read his account at this link from the Deep Explorers’ blog: http://www.deepexplorers.com/history/last-missing-wasp/ 

In July, 2008,  President Obama signed legislation finally granting WASPs the Congressional Gold Medal, in recognition of their service. In honor of Memorial Day, May 27, it is important to remember all who served for the United States.

The 2017 Young Adutl (YA) book  Seized by the Sun written by Jim Ure tells the life story of Gertrude “Tommy” Tompkins

 

 

 

More more information on the brave WASP pilots, click to the Robinson Library history page.

 

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

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Merry Christmas!

merry-christmas

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

What Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

               “I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, …, to set apart and observe the last Thursday
of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I
recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him …, they do also, with humble penitence for
our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans,
mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the
interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with
Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.” ~October 3, 1863

 

HappyTeagueThanksgiving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reference

Lincoln and Thanksgiving (2016). https://www.nps.gov/liho/learn/historyculture/lincoln-and-thanksgiving.htm

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Thanksgiving Resources from TCEA

Excellent Thanksgiving Resources from Peggy Reimers at the Texas Computer Educators’ Association (TCEA): 

https://blog.tcea.org/treat-yourself-to-thanksgiving/ 

 

Thanksgiving

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Halloween Candy

Halloween Candy

 

Photo originally shared by Lori Gracey, Executive Director of TCEA

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15, 2020

 

 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

  • Ellen Ochoa invented optical analysis systems and also was the world’s first Hispanic astronaut.

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#HispanicHeritageMonth started in 1968 and continues to celebrate achievement! 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ October 2

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15, 2020

 

 

 

Jaime EscalanteJ

Mr. Jaime Escalante worked with students at Garfield HS in East LA, raising math scores so much, the College Board accused them of cheating!

 

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#HispanicHeritageMonth started in 1968 and continues to celebrate achievement! 

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Hispanic Heritage Month ~ Salute to Gil Coronado

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15, 2020

 

 

 

“Anything is possible when you believe in the mission. Gil Coronado knew the importance of celebrating the heritage and accomplishments of all Hispanic Americans, and he made it happen. We salute your vision and determination!” ~Air Force Civilian Service. Coronado was the driving force behind expanding National Hispanic Heritage from a week into a month.

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#HispanicHeritageMonth started in 1968 as a weekly commemoration and continues to celebrate achievement! 

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