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Teaching Spatially Literacy and Technology Through Santa Trackers

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Tuesday, December 10th 2013


It’s holiday time and that means it’s time for Santa Trackers from the likes of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Google. At one time a small footnote to the season, this year’s  trackers host games, fighter jets and somewhere in there, a bit of education for children and adults. What can the Santa Trackers teach us?

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Show Notes

NORAD
The Technology behind NORAD tracks Santa - Education - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
Santa Tracker | Worksheet | Education.com
Internet Explorer Partners with NORAD to Bring the Most Wonderful Time of the Year to the Web
Santa Tracker: Follow his Christmas Eve flight - TODAY News - TODAY.com
Pentagon tracking Santa with a new twist: armed jet fighters - Nation - The Boston Globe
Google Santa Tracker
Official NORAD Santa Tracker
Help your kids keep track of Santa while you travel with the NORAD Santa Tracker app | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog


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