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Jenna McWilliams
Jenna McWilliams
(Bloomington - United States)

I studied creative writing and published some poems. Then I decided to  get all up in education's grill. I'm currently a doctoral student in the Learning Sciences program at Indiana  University.
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Best Free Apps for Space and Astronomy

NASA App and NASA App HD (free)


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Why it is on this list: Top free education app on Google play

Existing review:
Must have app for space enthusiasts

Price: Free

Device(s):
iPhone, iPad (NASA App HD only), Android 

Link(s) to download:
NASA App for iPhone ; NASA App HD for iPad ; NASA App for Android

Planets (free)

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Why it is on this list: Top free educational app on Google play

 

Existing review: Deffinitely worth downloading, it gives a full 360° 3D realtime view of the whole skymap, showing every object's current, changing all the time. It also gives a full 3D globe of all the planets in the solar system, showing the current light and dark sides of the Earth, but what I really like is that you can change the light spectrum, giving different views such as visable light and x-ray. Deffinitely worth it.

Price:
Free

Device:
Android

Link to download:
Planets

Science360 (free)


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Why it is on this list: Top 15 iPad Apps as selected by teachers on Emerging Ed Tech

Existing review: Beautiful images with accompanying text and videos. A great app for someone eager to learn more about the world around them.

Price:
Free

Device:
iPad

Link to download:
Science360

SkyView Free - Explore the Universe (free)


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Why it is on this list: App Store Rewind 2011 Best Education App (paid version); Top free educational app on iTunes

Existing review: For any astronomer, amateur or professional, this app is a must. It's degree of interaction between the user and its technological advances keeps the character in play involved through out the time of usage. Download!!

Price: Free (paid version is $1.99)

Device: iPhone and iPad

Link(s) to download:
Free version ; Paid version

Moon (free)


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Why it is on this list: Curated for Curriki

Existing review: I love this app! I use it every night!

Price: Free

Device: iPhone, iPad

Link to download: Moon