10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Happy Birthday, Nancy Grace Roman!!!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Nancy Grace Roman!!!

One of the most influential “Makers” at a time before Makerspaces were in vogue, Dr. Nancy Grace Roman is an American astronomer who was one of the first female executives at NASA. She is known to many as the “Mother of Hubble” for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope. Wikipedia
Denied tenure as a female, she left academia and continued on as Chief of Astronomy was the U.S. Space agency. Dr. Roman, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, pioneered research on the Hubble Telescope.
During the years when budget cuts threatened the research, Dr. Roman was able to conceptualize both the need and the desire of deep space research. She famously said, “For the cost of the night at the movies, every American would have 15 years of exciting discovery.”
Dr. Nancy Grace Roman was correct and since the Hubble’s launch in 1990, we have seen enchanting and amazing images of our expansive celestial neighborhood. Among the many, many discoveries from the Hubble telescope, is the discovery that the number of galaxies in the universe is two with 22 zeroes after it.

The Trifid Nebula, as seen by data from the Hubble Telescope

Read more about Nancy Grace Roman at NASA’s Oral History and this link from Voice of America

Image Source Link

Be sure to check out additional pictures from the Astronomy Picture of the Day catalog.


2016 Video Showcase – Advancing STEM for All – May 17-23, 2016 (online)

2016 Video Showcase – Advancing STEM for All
May 17-23, 2016 (online)

Join us next week for the 2nd annual video showcase! This interactive, online event
features more than 400 presenters and co-presenters who have submitted 156 videos on
STEM education research & development. Visit the showcase to view, comment, and cast
your vote for your favorite videos and projects. All projects featured in the
3-minute videos were funded by NSF and represent cutting-edge research and
development in STEM and computer science education.

View, comment, and cast your vote:


Innovation For Singapore Transportation


Happy Arduino Day!! April 2, 2016




Weekend Ed. Quote ~April 1

This week’s quote is courtesy of innovator, Massimo Banzi, the creator of Arduino. April 2nd is the worldwide Arduino Day. Click this link for more information.

Massimo Banzi quote



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How Did You Celebrate Back to the Future Day?

Back To The Future Day Spurs Product Promos
DeLorean garnered 15 percent of all Back To The Future digital content engagement between Sept. 21 – Oct. 20 directly mentioning the vehicle Source: (LostRemote)

Toyota’s new Mirai, is a car that uses a variation of the hydrogen fuel cell technology predicted in the 1989 film Source: (Adweek)

During his stay in the future, McFly often referenced a copy of USA Today, which was created specifically for the movie. To celebrate the occasion, USA Today wrapped its paper in a replica of the movie edition Source: (FishbowlNY)

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Imperson, an artificial-intelligence software company, teamed up to bring an AI-powered Doc Brown virtual character to the Doc Brown Facebook page, and for 10 days, Facebook users can click the message button to initiate real-time chat conversations with the virtual Doc. Source:(SocialTimes)

Facebook noted that 1 million users joined more than 6,200 events with Back To The Future themes, including outdoor screenings, costume contests, hoverboard photo opportunities, trivia, cover bands, and 1980s dance parties Source: (SocialTimes)


ABC News and Virtual Reality Storytelling

ABC News Takes Viewers to Syria With Virtual Reality Storytelling
ABC News has become the first major U.S. news division to launch a virtual reality platform taking viewers directly to where news is happening (TVNewser). ABC News notes that more viewers access their news from mobile devices  than from desktop computers (Pew Research and (Variety).

The inaugural project, in collaboration with Jaunt, a VR film technology company, gives viewers a look at historical sites in Damascus, Syria, making ABC the first major broadcast news network to venture into virtual reality storytelling.  (Politico Media)


America’s Greatest Makers” – Must See TV

A new Fall reality show by producer Mark Burnett and Intel will feature a group of aspiring inventors who will compete to create the next big innovation in wearable technology. The show called “America’s Greatest Makers,” which will air on the TBS channel, according to WSJ / CMO Today and Intel.

The show will be preceded by digital and social content in the early stages of competition, where inventors will try to come up with the next Apple Watch or Google Glass. The show is an extension of Intel’s 2014 “Make It Wearable” challenge, according to THR /Live Feed. Makers will create using the Intel Curie hardware module, according to Variety.

Maker Lab

photo by Helen Teague



Digital Storytelling with ePortfolios Dr. Helen Barrett

See also the Reflections for Learning Google Site: https://sites.google.com/site/reflection4learning/


Weekend Ed. Quotes ~ May 1

Imagination is everything in this world. ~Blaise Pascal


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