Friday, September 21, 2012

One of My New Favorite Apps

One of my new favorite apps for the iPad and for my iPhone is Star Walk.  This app is a Parent's Choice Gold Award Winner, 2012 Webbie Award Nominee, and winner of the Apple Design Award for 2012.  Mr. Musselman, our science specialist, from the Burlington Science Center introduced me to it this summer as the two of us were talking about our love of astronomy.   When I was teaching fifth grade, one of my favorite units to teach was the solar system.   The touch-screen control on it allows the viewer to identify constellations, planets and stars.   My daughters (now in third grade and preschool) greatly enjoyed using this app during the summer to learn the names objects in the night sky.    

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