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If you have enjoyed exploring Earth with Google Earth and the stars with Stellarium, another stunning program that you should see is the Worldwide Telescope. WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world. The images are taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center, and other ground and space telescopes.
Worldwide Telescope was created by Microsoft Corporation and is downloadable for free.
With the rich data provided by World Wide Telescope, mathematics teachers can use it as context for a lot of problems particularly on large numbers and trigonometry. Of course it is also a very good software for studying elementary astronomy.
Microsoft has been doing its share recently in the free software category. Here are some of its free products and add-ons that maybe useful for teachers.
- Interactive Classroom – lets teachers insert polling questions into PowerPoint presentations
- Microsoft Mathematics – a graphing calculator that plots in 2D and 3D, step-by-step equation solving, and useful tools to help students with math and science studies.
- Mouse Mischief – a PowerPoint add-on that enables teachers to create and insert questions, polls, and drawing activity slides into PowerPoint lessons.
- Movie Maker (Windows Live) – creates movies and slide shows from photos and videos.
- Photostory – turns photos into digital slide shows.
- PhotoSynth – generates a three dimensional model of digital photos and a point cloud of a photographed object.
- Worldwide Telescope – enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world.
- SkyDrive – stores and shares files, and photos up to 5GB.