iPads in Education – Enhancing student learning by Lynda Cutting




This app gives you access to an extraordinary about of information direct from NASA.

This is just a small taste of what is available:

• On demand NASA Videos from around the agency and thousands of images from NASA IOTD, APOD and NASAImages.org
• Live Streaming of NASA TV
• Current NASA Mission Information
• Launch Information & Countdown clocks
• Current Visible Passes for the International Space Station (ISS)
• ISS and Earth Orbiting Satellite Tracker
• Map and links to all of the NASA centers
• Quick links to the NASA topic areas

Who needs text books with resources like this?


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Also from NASA this very engaging Augmented Reality app has lots of learning potential and a real “oh ah”effect. Scan the trigger image, select a NASA spacecraft and manipulate it to explore how they move, get a close up look and their construction look and learn about the engineering involved in space exploration.


SkyView Free AR

Explore the universe in ways not possible before. Just point the ipad towards the sky, tap and see all the objects that are in the sky above you as well as 3D graphics of the sky objects to provide an Augmented Reality (AR) view of your sky.



An amazing NASA app that lets you join NASA as they test Morpheus, a new NASA spacecraft at the Johnson Space Center, iMorpheus streams real lander telemetry from the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center and builds a live, real-time 3D simulation during actual engine and performance tests. If the lander isn’t being tested, you can just go to manual and have your own virtual test flight.

Planets AR

Identify the planets and constellations in the sky above you with the great augmented reality app.



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Get a real perspective on how we fit in the universe with this app as it zooms out from 1 meter above a human into the outer reaches of the universe and back in to the tiniest quark using state of the art images and computer modelling ! Get a feeling for it with this Youtube clip. This app would make a great introduction to a unit of study about space and would look amazing on the big screen.









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