Author Archives: Joe Fromme

World Wide Telescope – an out of this world view!

World Wide Telescope – an out of this world view!

I recently received a link to Microsoft Research’s World Wide Telescope –  According to the user guide:  “The WorldWide Telescope is a software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—combining terabytes of imagery from such famous telescopes as Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer into one vast panorama of the universe. WorldWide

Flip Video in the Classroom

I have recently had the opportunity to work with a couple of districts on using Flip video cameras.  The Flip is a video camera that is about the size of an iPod.  Depending on the model you choose, you can store either 60 or 120 minutes of video on the camera.  I am currently using

How Green is Your School?

Some of the largest expenses for any school district are the energy costs for electricity, fuel oil or gas for heating, water usage, etc.  A group called The Alliance to Save Energy has a program called Green Schools Program which seeks to reduce energy costs in order to free up more funds for education programs