With the rapid proliferation of iPads and tablets in the classroom, we thought it would be a great time to uncover some hidden educational app store gems, starting with an astronomy app called SkyView.
Ever wanted to know where the Sun will rise and set today? Is there a Full Moon tonight? Where is the International Space Station? What is Orion’s belt?
SkyView is simple to use, yet incredibly powerful, and will provide answers to all of these questions and more.
Utilising Augmented Reality (AR) to blend crisp 3D objects with your camera’s vision, SkyView creates an immersive and interactive world of stars, planets, asteroids, satellites, space stations and even discarded rocket fragments floating in space, to engage and stimulate your students.
All you have to do is point your tablet skyward and the interactive universe is at your fingertips.
Simply tap on Jupiter to learn how many earth years are equivalent to one year on Jupiter, or select the International Space Station to learn that it is even visible during the day… if you know where to look!
This app is a fantastic addition to a school camping trip spent under the night sky. Your students will never look at the sky in the same way again.