BBC Stargazing Week–Worldwide Telescope

This week in the UK the BBC are running a week long series of events called Stargazing Live . If you were at the BETT show last week you will have seen us give a brief demo of WorldWide Telescope. This is an awesome free application from Microsoft that utilises images from space telescopes like…

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Worldwide Telescope workshop added to the Microsoft Partners in Learning UK Forum 2011

We have talked about Worldwide Telescope before, its one of our favourite free applications. But, to do the imagery real justice its needs a large display. So we have teamed up with a company called  Science Dome, who will be presenting Worldwide Telescope in one of their inflatable planetariums as a workshop session at our…

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Free stuff from Microsoft #8 – Worldwide Telescope

WorldWide Telescope enables you to explore the universe, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world and combining it with 3D navigation. Using images from the likes of NASA and the Hubble telescope, Worldwide Telescope creates an awesome environment to explore and interact with the phenomena of the Universe directly…

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Tune in to Science TV

Those of you who are old enough may remember school science broadcasts, where you sat with the whole class, (often a number of classes) waiting patiently for the countdown to the programme start to tick away, whilst some very ‘cheesy’ music played as accompaniment. Not something that would really inspire you to take an interest…

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It’s written in the stars – new resources for Worldwide Telescope

Do you believe in the idea that our futures and personalities are governed by Zodiac star signs. Here is an example, which one of these do you think describes myself and Kristen, are you able to identify our personality traits from just our blog posts? (or even from the occasions where you may have met…

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Free Resources – Video ideas to help your teaching and learning

During this Summer, we held a unique event for us, the first Innovative Teachers Summer Camp, where we invited 10 of our innovative teachers to develop some classroom   resources. Their task was to begin creating short, 3-5 minute videos, to support teachers and educators in the use of technology in the classroom. We call these…

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The Climate Mystery: It begins!

It’s official: The Climate Mystery has begun. Check out this trailer for the adventure, and share it with your students!  

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Resources for Teachers by Teachers – Summer Camp

Anybody that has taught knows that certain well-known myths are just not true. For example, there is dinosaur living in a lake in Scotland (actually, I believe this one is true), woman are worse drivers than men and teachers do not work in August. Today I can dispel at least one of these myths: teachers…

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Planning for Next Year (Post #4): The Climate Mystery

In May, I blogged about The Climate Mystery, an online game and alternate reality universe where students learn about climate change and issues while they try to save the world from certain disaster. If you want to use this curriculum with your students in September, Microsoft and Congin (the game creators) have published new resources…

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