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Faulkes Telescope Project (, 12 November 2013
Carnegie Commons (, 12 November 2013
Second Life005:51, 12 November 2013
Digital Study Hall, 12 November 2013
Hands-On Universe (HOU)005:22, 12 November 2013
'''The Foundation’s Gallery of Teaching and Learning'''005:11, 12 November 2013
The Bugscope Project004:56, 12 November 2013

Faulkes Telescope Project (

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The Faulkes Telescope Project (FTP) is an education partner of Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGTN). FTP gives access to 1500 hours of observing time on two 2-metre class telescopes located in Hawaii (Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii) and Australia (Faulkes Telescope south in Australia)

FTP’s philosophy gives learners the opportunity to engage in real science making them active participants in a range of astronomical research projects, ranging from observations of the solar system to distant galaxies. It operates a broad range of educational programmes, laying emphasis on teacher training.

Actually, a variety of research projects are being run on the FTs, with schools participating in the collection of data. The project also provides educational materials which can be accessed and downloaded free of charge. Astronomy video tutorials, online astronomy training and paper based documents amongst others are the resources available.

Before going online and booking time on the telescope, users must register for an account via FTP website. Then they can run their own 29 minute long real time observational session on one of the telescopes. These telescopes are the largest robotic telescopes in the world available for U.K schools to control in real time. The project also won the 2008 Sir Arthur Clarke Award in the category of Achievement in Education.

The Faulkes Telescope Projects in cooperation with Hands-On Universe runs many student observing projects such as supernovae observations, asteroid observations, the Lifecycle of Stars project and Hickson Compact Group of Galaxies project. Details of these, and many more projects can be found on the Faulkes educational website.

Diane Maug (talk)02:12, 12 November 2013

Carnegie Commons (

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905, the Carnegie Foundation for the advancement of teaching is an independent policy and research center. Its motivation has always been to improve teaching and learning. Its mission is to develop networks of ideas, individuals and institutions to advance teaching and learning. Carnegie commons is “A place to come together to exchange ideas about teaching and learning.” Carnegie Foundation explores new tools and processes for research and development leading to improvement in education. The Foundation is a community builder which believes that more can be accomplished together than alone.

Diane Maug (talk)06:13, 12 November 2013

Second Life

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Last edit: 05:51, 12 November 2013 Second Life is a 3D world where everyone you see is a real person and every place you visit is built by people just like you. Second Life is an online virtual world developed by Linden Lab. It was launched on June 23, 2003. Second Life users can interact with each other through avatars (Also called Residents). Residents can explore the world (known as the grid), meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another. Second Life is intended for people aged 16 and over. Second Life is used as a platform for education by many institutions, such as colleges, universities, libraries and government entities. Avatars can communicate via local chat, group chat , global instant messaging and voice. Avatars may take any form users choose ( human , animal etc) or residents may choose to resemble themselves as they are in real life.

Varunah.lalbahadoor1 (talk)05:04, 12 November 2013

Digital Study Hall

Digital Study Hall has been operating in India since summer 2005 and its objective is to improve education for the poor children in slum and rural schools in India. It records digitally live classes by the best teachers, transmits them by DVDs sent in the postal system, collects them and distributes them on DVDs in poor rural schools. DHS involves local teachers actively to mediate the video lessons. DHS aims to train teachers and deliver quality education to poor children.

Diane Maug (talk)05:37, 12 November 2013

Hands-On Universe (HOU)

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Last edit: 05:22, 12 November 2013 The Hands-On Universe (HOU) project began in the 1990s.The mission of HOU is to train teachers on the use of modern tools and resources for science education and engage students in international scientific projects. Their aim is to promote interactive science projects among HOU countries and engage educators and students in a truly global cooperation. No borders or frontiers. Using the internet , HOU participants around the world request observations from an automated telescope ,download images from a large image archive and analyse them with the help of user-friendly image processing software.

Varunah.lalbahadoor1 (talk)04:57, 12 November 2013

'''The Foundation’s Gallery of Teaching and Learning''' The Gallery of Teaching and Learning provides premier, digital representations of knowledge related to teaching and learning. The carefully crafted and vetted work of numerous participants of Carnegie Foundation programs and partners provides examples for individuals, projects, departments, institutions, communities of practice, and for the simply curious. Featured Resources & Exhibitions in the Gallery: 1)Every Child a Reader and Writer 2)Inside Teaching 3)CASTL-K-12 Gallery 4)CASTL Higher Education Collection 5)Integrative Learning Project 6)Windows on Learning: Resources for Basic Skills Education 7)Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate (CID) Collection

Varunah.lalbahadoor1 (talk)04:45, 12 November 2013

The Bugscope Project The Bugscope project provides free interactive access to a scanning electron microscope (SEM) so that students anywhere in the world can explore the microscopic world of insects. This educational outreach program from the Beckman Institute's Imaging Technology Group at the University of Illinois supports K-16 classrooms worldwide.Bugscope allows teachers everywhere to provide students with the opportunity to become microscopists themselves—the kids propose experiments, explore insect specimens at high-magnification, and discuss what they see with Bugscope's scientists.

Varunah.lalbahadoor1 (talk)04:56, 12 November 2013