Slooh Joins Google for Education Technology Partner Program
WASHINGTON DEPOT, CT - July 8th, 2019
Slooh has joined the Google for Education Partner Program as a Technology Partner to bring astronomy to 4th - 12th grade classrooms around the world. With funding support from the National Science Foundation, Slooh recently launched a new interface to explore space. Leveraging Slooh’s global telescope network, the new platform incorporates introductory astronomy education into curricular and extracurricular activities, in accordance with Next Gen Science and Common Core Standards. Slooh’s new space lab makes offering astronomy easy, engaging, and affordable for schools and educators.
“Slooh is an inspiring way for schools to incorporate astronomy into a STEAM curriculum and teach scientific reasoning”, said Dr. Paige Godfrey, Slooh’s VP of Education. “We made a game of learning to explore space for students of all ages, without the requisite equipment or expertise on staff.”
A web-based education tool, Slooh incorporates G Suite for Education directly into its interface for single-sign-on and sharing capabilities for educators and students. Teachers using Google Classroom can assign supplemental reading, Quest activities, and videos to their Google Classroom. Auto-scoring that occurs on Slooh is able to be shared back to the student through Google Classroom. All of this, plus single sign-on capability, make incorporating Slooh into a digital curriculum easy with Google for Education.
Announcing Slooh’s amazing new interface to space, featuring new educational products Classroom, Astronomy Club and Astrolab for students to learn to explore space via Slooh’s global network of online telescopes. Slooh's flagship observatory is situated at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), one of the finest observatory sites in the world. Slooh’s live coverage of celestial events including potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs), comets, transits, eclipses, and solar activity are syndicated to media outlets from its partner observatories worldwide. Slooh was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation and is supported by investment from Connecticut Innovations.