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Exactly the right words, exactly the right way: Reagan’s amazing Challenger disaster speech

Images from Jan. 28, 1986, are seared into the memories of former schoolchildren, teachers, parents and pretty much any American now older than 30 — the Challenger space shuttle, meant to carry schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe into orbit, reduced to a snaky tunnel of smoke in the sky near Cape …

Ronald Reagan

30th Anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, in pictures - Telegraph

Audio Projects for Digital Learners: 30+ Resources

<b>Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers!</b><i>“Radio is the most intimate and socially personal medium in the world.” – Harry von Zell</i>One of the …

Education Technology

5 Great Apps Students Can Use to Demonstrate Their Learning

May 24, 2015<br>Below are some of the best iPad apps students can use to demonstrate their learning across different subjects. Apple has recently …

International Children's Digital Library Offers Tons of Free eBooks for Kids

June 11, 2015 <br>International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is an iPad app that offers a plethora of free books specifically selected for kids and …

Digital Libraries

Space exploration through the eyes of women

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti returning after more than six months aboard the International Space Station. Image credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, …

Space Exploration

Make Learning. Stick Around. [Infographic]

Stick Around, the iPad app I co-authored with the creators of Explain Everything, has been in the App Store since December 2013. It's being used in …

Put That iTunes Gift Card to Good Use

In yesterday’s post, I offered some ideas for free apps to add to children’s iPads for creating. Today I am giving a few recommendations for paid …

Put the “hAPPy” Back Into your Holidays

It’s the time of year when I (and pretty much every tech blogger on the planet) give some recommendations for apps that you may want to install on …

15 Short Stories You Can Read in Under 15 Minutes

Ever since the wheel tumbled into existence, we’ve looked to technology to help us do more with less. When we rolled out the printing press, …

The Old Man and the Sea

• <b>Author:</b> Ernest Hemingway<p>The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i> has proved itself to be one of the enduring works of American fiction. It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the …

NASA weighs the ethics of sending astronauts into space for years

Since NASA launched MAVEN on a yearlong mission to Mars at the end of last year, the organization has been thinking about sending more people into space for longer periods of time. To prep for these kinds of missions, NASA asked the Institute of Medicine, the health division of the National Academy …

The 50 Most Spectacular Galaxy Pictures of all Time

Here are the 50 most spectacular galaxy pictures of all time -- from pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy to the pictures of the "Cosmic Tinker Bell …

Star Cluster Messier 67 Harbors Planets | Fly-Through Animation

Take a Tour of the Phonebooth-sized Crew Quarters on the International Space Station

Phone booths. You know, those things that Superman used to change into his cape and tights. According to news reports, the last phone booths in use …

Venus

Introduction<b>The Latest:</b> Venus may have had a shallow liquid-water ocean and habitable surface temperatures for up to 2 billion years of its early …

Astronomy

Hubble Sees a Star Set to Explode: Floating at the center of…

Hubble Sees a Star Set to Explode: Floating at the center of this new Hubble image is a lidless purple eye, staring back at us through space. This ethereal object, known officially as [SBW2007] 1 but sometimes nicknamed SBW1, is a nebula with a giant star at its center. The star was originally twenty times more massive than our sun, and is now encased in a swirling ring of purple gas, the remains of the distant era when it cast off its outer layers via violent pulsations and winds. But the star …