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Recent Changes

(Here's a little list of some of the things we have been working on since last fall. We're saving the biggest development for the next post.)

Several times a year we invite guest speakers to UNL to discuss topics relevant to astronomy educators. These talks are now available online. If you aren't using ClassAction (or other active engagement techniques) in your classroom then start by watching Dr. Ed Prather's talk.

We have begun creating training videos to show instructors how to use our materials in their classrooms.

The Astronomy Interactives project has released several new ranking tasks.

The Lunar Phases Simulator has been translated into Dutch and Greek. This is our first internationalized simulator.

In addition to many new ClassAction questions, we've also introduced several new simulators. Three of our favorites are the Gravity Calculator, the Lunar Phase Quizzer, and the Galactic Redshift Simulator (thanks to Dr. Travis Rector at the University of Alaska Anchorage for the idea for this simulator).
Tuesday, April 6, 2010  —  Chris