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Stellarium Web Online Star Map | @StellariumDev | #astronomy #planetarium

An online version of the Stellarium software. Stellarium Web is an online planetarium that runs in your web browser based on an open source project. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you would see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Controls include: constellations, constellation art, landscape, grids, deep sky objects, night modes and planet visibility.

#Open #Geoscience Information Collections | @AGI_Updates | #publications #images

The American Geosciences Institute maintains several several open geoscience content collections - publications and images - where the content is either available directly on the website or through a link to the originator of the data. The collections are searchable.

#Digital #Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of #Fossil Life | @PaleoDigAtlas | #OER

A free resource to help individuals to identify and better understand fossil species from particular regions and time intervals. Presently, four digital atlases have been developed or are under active construction:

  • Cretaceous Atlas of Ancient Life: Western Interior Seaway
  • Digital Atlas of Ordovician Life: Exploring the Fauna of the Cincinnati Region
  • Neogene Atlas of Ancient Life: Southeastern United States
  • Pennsylvanian Atlas of Ancient Life: Midcontinent United States

Sedimentology and ichnology of the Mafube dinosaur track site (Lower Jurassic, eastern Free State, South Africa): a report on footprint preservation and palaeoenvironment [PeerJ]

The fluvio-lacustrine and aeolian rocks of the Upper Triassic - Lower Jurassic Elliot and Clarens formations (Karoo Supergroup) preserve not only a range of vertebrate body fossils, but also a plethora of vertebrate invertebrate and plant…

Common Online Data Analysis Platform | #OpenSource software | #CODAP @ConcordDotOrg

CODAP's data exploration and visualization tools from the Concord Consortium help middle and high school students explore data in many different subject areas – from simulations and probes to maps and population data. Many exciting data analysis tools and other features--drag and drop, manipulate graphs, work with tables, get my data into CODAP, manage my documents-- are highlighted through helpful videos.

When Schools Create Their Own Edtech Tools: The Story Behind Slate | EdSurge News | #edtech

Schools are beginning to develop their own open source software. @Edsurge reports the development of Slate open-source learning platform--to support student-driven, competency-based pedagogy. The article also provides examples of other schools creating their own tools.

Pixabay | Free Images of High Quality | #opensource #OER

Pixabay is a great source for copyright free photos to use in presentations. It is a searchable repository for stunning public domain pictures and copyright free vector graphics. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form.

GeoLog | Velociraptor in the Zagros Mountains #IImaggeo #dinos

A NASA Landsat image that contains an interesting and unexpected feature. Imaggeo is the EGU’s online open access geosciences image repository.

Creative Ways to Create Your Own OER | edWeb webinar

In this October 2014 edWeb.net webinar (1:02), Tyler DeWitt, project lead for MIT+k12 video outreach program and with net-texts.com, shows k-12 educators how to create open educational resources (OER) using materials they already have. Keypoints to the webinar: What is OER and why it's important; How to specifically designate your work as OER and share it with OER repositories; How to create content with text and images; How to create content with audio and video; and General strategies to start making content on your own. Examples and suggested tools are provided. Free registration required to access archived webinar.

The 7 do's and don'ts of creating your own OERs | eSchool News

The best practices creating and sharing open educational resources (OER) that work for educators from an edWeb webinar by Tyler DeWitt, student coordinator for the MIT+K12 video outreach project.