Friday, November 30

Academic Skill Builders

I found this link on the "Shifted Librarian" website. It is a website of fun and challening web-based computer games. During the multiplication drag race I had to use my calculator.

"Our educational video games offer an innovative approach to teaching basic academic skills by incorporating features of arcade games and educational practices into fun online games that will motivate, intrigue, and teach your students."

Thursday, November 29

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Monday, November 19

NOVA Judgement Day: Intelligent Design on Trial

The DVD is not for sale until Feb. 2008 - but the video is now available online for viewing!

This two-hour program is divided into 12 chapters. Choose any chapter below and select QuickTime or Windows Media Player to begin viewing the video. If you experience difficulty viewing, it may be due to high demand. We regret this and suggest you try back at another time.

Thursday, November 8

Celestia - it's like Google Earth for the Universe!

Thanks to John in Mail Services for sending me this link. It downloads to every OS and it's really cool!!

"Celestia" ( is the free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.

All movement in Celestia is seamless; the exponential zoom feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from galaxy clusters down to spacecraft only a few meters across. A 'point-and-goto' interface makes it simple to navigate through the universe to the object you want to visit.

Celestia is expandable. Celestia comes with a large catalog of stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft. If that's not enough, you can download dozens of easy to install add-ons with more objects.