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33 Space Websites to Celebrate the Launch of Endeavour

Did your students get to see the shuttle launch this morning?  What a great way to start a Monday!  Seeing a launch never gets old for me, there is always a sense of wonder and anticipation during count down and launch.  To celebrate the launch of Endeavour, I thought I would share some of my favorite space websites.  In no particular order: 1. We Choose the Moon- An interactive that drops students right into history where they get to witness, and take part in, the Apollo 11 launch and mission. 2. NASA Clickable Spacesuit- An interactive for students to learn about the parts of a spacesuit. 3. Planet Quest: Alien Safari- An interactive exploration adventure that encourages students to find bizarre and extreme organisms that live on Earth. 4. Eyes on Earth 3D- Lets students track missions as they are happening with the satellites that are collecting information about Earth from space. 5. Moon Zoo- Gives students the chance to study the lunar surface while contributing to real science. 6. NASA @ Home and City- Students explore 3D environments where they discover common household and city items that have roots in space exploration. 7. Solar System Scope- A 3D real-time look at celestial positions with planets and constellations in the night sky. 8. NASA’s 50th Anniversary Flash Feature- Best. Website. Ever. An incredible interactive timeline that highlights each decade in the United States space program from 1950 to 2000. 9. European Space Agency- Kid-friendly information about the universe, life in space, lift off, useful space, earth, and more. 10. NASA’s Be a Martian- Students virtually explore and learn about the human-robotic partnership that makes virtual exploration of Mars possible. 11. NASA Space Place- Fun online games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology. 12. NASA Interactive Timeline-  A multimedia timeline that begins in 500BC and follows the search for extrasolar planets to modern discoveries. 13. Moon in Google Earth-  Take tours of landing sites narrated by Apollo astronauts, view 3D models of landed spacecraft, zoom into 360* photos of astronaut footprints and watch rate footage of the Apollo missions. 14. NASA Images- Find amazing images of the universe, solar system, earth, aeronautics and astronauts. 15. Google Sky- Students get up close and personal with the solar system, constellations, the Hubble Telescope, backyard astronomy, Chandra X-ray Showcase, GALEX Ultraviolet Showcase and the Spitzer infrared Showcase. 16. Buzz Lightyear in Orbit- Teaches students about the next space mission with Atlantis. 17. Station Spacewalk Game- Play the role of an astronaut and repair the ISS. 18. NASA 101- Learn about what NASA does. 19. NASA Anatomy: How Space Technology Improves Human Health- Students learn about how NASA impacts daily life and health. 20. Apollo 11 Launch- Step into the moonshoes of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong while discovering the lunar landing. 21. Spooky Space Sounds- Listen to real sounds from space. 22. Hubble Celebrates 20 years- View imagery from the Hubble Telescope and learn about history of the Hubble. 23. Galaxy Zoo- Explore the universe and really help scientists. 24. Climate Time Machine- Take an interactive tour through Earth’s climate history. 25. NASA Edge- Students look behind the scenes at NASA with entertaining and informative videos. 26. NASA 360*- Learn about NASA’s past, present and future and how NASA has improved life on earth with these videos. 27. NASA e-clips- Learn about innovative applications of science, technology, , engineering and math through short NASA videos. 28. TEDx NASA- Inspiring talks from TEDx NASA. 29. NASA @ Twitter- Students can follow NASA on Twitter to get up-to-date information on space exploration and discovery. 30. Your Age on Other Worlds- Students can find out how old they would be on other planets. 31. iWas Wondering Astro Game- A scavenger hunt in outer space. 32. Study Jams Solar System- Students view a video and slide show about the solar system. 33. Pipo Club- Travel through the Universe with Pipo.  

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24 of Our Favorite Apps at Anastasis Academy!

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24 of our favorite apps at Anastasis Academy

 

Recently, Kelly Hodgkins from The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) interviewed me for a back to school piece on apps that teachers use in the classroom.  I not only shared our favorite apps, I also shared some iPad accessories that keep us happy.

Click here for 24 of our favorite apps at Anastasis Academy.   What are your favorite apps?

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