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[6 Jul 2008 | Comments Off on Seemless Exploration of the Universe With Microsofts’s Worldwide Telescope | ]

Google has had an option now in Google Earth that allows for exploration of the night sky through Google Sky, but Microsoft’s new Worldwide Telescope may be a stronger player in the game.
Microsoft’s Worldwide Telescope offers students, teachers and astronomy buffs a chance to seemelessly explore the night sky through a virtual telescope. It allows you to choose from several options including views from the Hubble, Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center, Spitzer Space Telescope or others. But one of the greatest features that I have seen are it’s tours. The application …

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[1 Jul 2008 | One Comment | ]

As attendees of one of BrainPop’s presentations were discussing some of the cool ways that they were using BP in their classrooms, I had a chance to pick up an awesome tip. Monica Nahas, an Instructional Technology Specialist, mentioned that Readwritethink.org has a tool for creating your own comics, and it could be used to create your own BrainPop styled comics.
Taking this tip, I decided to check it out. The tool is simple, and probably best for younger students, but I could imagine that even …

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[3 Oct 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

To some, a classroom webpage is simply one that students or parents can log into and view basic details about your class. At least at my school this has been the case. They usually go up, have a couple of minor changes, then for the most part collect dust. WikiSpaces can change that.