Celebrate World Space Week — Oct. 4-10, 2010

This international event commemorates the beginning of the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik 1 on Oct. 4, 1957. World Space Week is the largest public space event in the world, with celebrations in more than 50 nations. Last year, President Obama joined the celebration by hosting a Star Party at the White House that included invitations to students from NASA Explorer Schools in the Washington, D.C. area.

Join educators and space enthusiasts around the world to celebrate World Space Week, Oct. 4-10, 2010. During World Space Week, teachers are encouraged to use space-themed activities.

To learn more about World Space Week, to find related educational materials and to search for events in your area, visit http://www.worldspaceweek.org/.

Link to the NASA Explorer Schools Virtual Campus home page.

Computers For Learning Program

Educators, do you need a few computers for your classroom or school computer lab? If so, the U.S. General Services Administration, or GSA, Computers For Learning program may be able to help. The program encourages and promotes the reuse of government computers by transferring “excess” computers and related peripheral equipment to schools and educational nonprofit organizations.

The goal of the CFL program is to make modern computer technology an integral part of every classroom so every child has the opportunity to be educated to his or her full potential.

For more information about the Computers For Learning program visit http://computersforlearning.gov/

Link to the NES Virtual Campus.