NASA Image and Video Library

Free! NASA Image and Video Library is a database users can explore by search term. After loading the website, users can enter in a space-related term and choose if they would like to view videos, images, and audio recordings related to the term or adjust the timeframe. The database will then return the types of content they selected in response to the search term. At this point, users can hover their mouse of a piece of content, and the content will enlarge and provide users with a description about it. Users can then click the content to view a large…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.3
B. Design - 8.4
C. Engagement - 7

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NASA’s Images, Videos, and Audio Recordings at Your Fingertips

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NASA Image and Video Library is a database users can explore by search term. After loading the website, users can enter in a space-related term and choose if they would like to view videos, images, and audio recordings related to the term or adjust the timeframe. The database will then return the types of content they selected in response to the search term.

At this point, users can hover their mouse of a piece of content, and the content will enlarge and provide users with a description about it. Users can then click the content to view a large representation of it. They also have the option to download the content, access additional details about it, and share it over social media. To begin a new search, users can enter a term in the search box at the top of the screen and repeat the process.

Instructional Ideas for NASA Image and Video Library

  1. Teachers can have students read a current event article about space, space exploration, NASA, SpaceX, or another related topic. To deepen their understanding, students can then search for content on this website related to the topic they read. Next, students can pick the one piece of content that best relates to the article and write a short commentary that explains the connection between the content and article.
  2. Teachers can give students a topic and then have them search for that content by years using the timeline feature on the left of the screen. For example, students can search for “Apollo” during the 1960s first and then include the 1960s-1970s and then through the 1980s, 1990s, and into the 2000s. The idea is to see what new, related content was added over time.
  3. When researching a space related topic, students can find for images, videos, and audio related to the topic using this website. They can then download a piece of content they deem most represents the topic being studied and post it to a class website. In addition, students can add a short rationale for why they selected that piece of content.
  4. Teachers can give the class a space-related topic to search for in this website. Students can then locate multiple pieces of content that connects to that topic and then rank the top 3, 5, or 10 most interesting pieces of content. For each piece of content, users write a short rationale that justifies their ranking.
  5. Teachers can assign students a space-related topic and create a presentation about that topic that uses different pieces of content found on this website. Students can present their work in small groups or to the whole class. After giving the presentation, students can direct their peers to additional pieces of content located on this website that relates to the topic.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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