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posted May 4, 2012, 10:39 AM by Bradley Lands   [ updated May 4, 2012, 10:44 AM ]

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USA Science & Engineering Festival in DC

posted Apr 30, 2012, 8:34 AM by Bradley Lands   [ updated Apr 30, 2012, 8:40 AM ]

I was lucky enough to attend the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington D.C. this past weekend. The Finale Expo of the second USA Science & Engineering Festival, hosted by Lockheed Martin, featured more than 3,000 fun, interactive exhibits, 100 stage shows, and a book fair including 40 best-selling science authors. Check out my video that I created of the event!

The festival was designed to inspire and motivate students to pursue an interest in STEM (science technology engineering mathematics). The hope is that the festival will help to get students excited to work in STEM related jobs when they grow up in order to protect our nation's security, to remain competitive in the global economy, and to solve the challenging problems of tomorrow.

A Gift from a TECH Student

posted Mar 29, 2012, 9:46 AM by Bradley Lands

I received this item as a gift from one of my TECH students during the last day of class.  I was so impressed and moved by the gesture.  I immediately put it up outside of my classroom!

Camera, Set, Analysis: Video Physics with iPods

posted Mar 16, 2012, 10:24 AM by Bradley Lands   [ updated Mar 16, 2012, 10:28 AM ]

Students in my 6th Grade TECH class recently finished up their catapult projects.  In order to collect their data on their catapult launches, they used the Video Physics application on their iPod Touches.  They used this App to record video, collect data, and analyze their data.  Then they used iMovie on the iPod Touches to create a video of their data analysis. 

Bridge Basher Challenge

posted Feb 22, 2012, 11:27 AM by Bradley Lands   [ updated Feb 23, 2012, 11:34 AM ]

Students use the Bridge Basher App on their iPod touches to test their bridge designs before they build their bridge from balsa wood. Did I mention that the video was filmed, edited, and uploaded to YouTube all from my iPod Touch? Pretty cool!


posted Feb 3, 2012, 4:45 AM by Bradley Lands   [ updated Feb 3, 2012, 4:53 AM ]

Picture by FCCTV/Andrew Finein

The staff of Mary Ellen Henderson's channel 14, and their sponsor Bradley Lands, paid a visit to the Falls Church Community Television studios at George Mason High School this week. FCC-TV supervisor Michael Palmrose (right) and Lands have been exploring ways to expand the integration of video technology in the classroom.

The students currently produce the daily MEH morning announcements that is played throughout the school at 7:30 a.m. and archived later in the day on YouTube.

Study Pillows at MEHMS

posted Jan 27, 2012, 6:07 AM by Bradley Lands   [ updated Jan 27, 2012, 6:10 AM ]

My Quarter 2, 6th Grade students solved the problem of students not having comfortable seating in the hallways when they study or do work at school.  This is their final presentation to the STEMtrepreneurship Challenge!

Schoogle Screencast

posted Jan 20, 2012, 5:46 AM by Bradley Lands   [ updated Jan 20, 2012, 12:20 PM ]

This is a screencast demonstration that I created to show you how to use your new Schoogle (Google for Education) Account.  I will show you how to use Schoogle Calendar (Online Agenda) and Schoogle Docs (Google Documents).

Career Cluster Predictions: Employment Opportunities in 2018

posted Jan 14, 2012, 10:55 AM by Bradley Lands

The Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) at Georgetown University has come out with another important report this month on how future employment opportunities will correlate with CTE Career Clusters. Click on the link to read the full article: http://ctetrailblazers.blogspot.com/2012/01/career-cluster-predictions-employment.html

Catapult Challenge

posted Jan 4, 2012, 11:04 AM by Bradley Lands   [ updated Jan 4, 2012, 11:40 AM ]

Catapult Challenge

Students tackle the challenge of launching a marshmallow from a catapult to hit a target at a distance of exactly 15 feet.  Students had a limited amount of resources and time to overcome this challenge. 

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