Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Free one year trial of 'Imagine Mars'

(click for full-sized image) is a subscription-based company which will deliver online lessons -- selected from their collection or developed by you -- to your students. Their materials, for the K-8 market, are designed to help teachers meet the STEM standards as well as give students instruction in 21st century technology skills. Their game-based packages create a multi-sensory environment where students can "model … new skills and create stronger connections to their learning." They take advantage of kids' natural desire to master internet applications and at the same time support their learning efforts. is partnering with a number of other educational service providers, including Discovery, so teachers can create and distribute online learning experiences which integrate materials from these sources through the SKY digital learning environment.

With Imagine Mars, has created a project-based learning package for grades 3-8. It's a little reminiscent of the old survival on the moon group survival simulation activity we used to have students do in the old days. has worked with Nasa to replicate virtually the kind of face-to-face experience illustrated in the video below.

CK2 NASA Imagine Mars youth program from danboarder on Vimeo.

The one year, free trial is good for one teacher and a class of 30 kids. All you have to do is answer 2 questions to start the process of signing up. Once you have your trial, you'll be prompted to create an account and set up your licences. Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for featuring Imagine Mars. Do sign up soon, as the trial offer ends June 30.
    - Lori Callister,