Weekly Links #4

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Happy Moon Week! On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission launched on its journey to the moon. Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the lunar surface on July 20. This week we mark the 50th anniversary of that momentous achievement. Celebrate and learn with us via the links below.

"My friends, there was dancing here in the streets of Huntsville when our first satellite orbited the earth. and there was dancing again when the first Americans landed on the moon. I'd like to ask you don't hang up your dancing slippers," said Wernher Von Braun. Grab your dancing shoes and crank up our “We Put a Man on the Moon” playlist this weekend (also available as a YouTube playlist here). And be sure to tag @alabama_amle in your photos and videos. We’d love to see and share your celebrations!

Check out these Apollo 11 resources from one of our favorite educational curators.

And in non-lunar news…

These teens started podcasting as a hobby, then it turned into serious journalism.

Flipgrid is one of our favorite resources for student creation. But sometimes our kiddos get a little camera shy. Here are some tips for helping them overcome their anxiety so that they can be a part of this powerful form of collaboration and sharing.

Follow Friday: We want to make sure you know Michele Downey. She’s a National Board Certified teacher working in the Piedmont City Schools, as well as a self-described space nerd. Join her learning journey and connect with her on Twitter!