PlaneMath is funded through a cooperative agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration's Learning Technologies Project (NASA-LTP), which promotes public access to scientific databases, new applications using science data, and curriculum products and tools for K-12 education -- all via the Internet.
The following companies have donated hardware or software to help us carry out the goals of PlaneMath:
Progressive Networks has kindly donated a copy of their RealAudio Server to PlaneMath. We will use this to investigate appropriate ways to add sound effects to PlaneMath in the future.
Netscape Corporation has pledged 1000 copies of Netscape Navigator and Communicator to school sites for PlaneMath.
A large number of hardware and software prizes have been donated by their manufacturers and/or distributors to PlaneMath. We would like to thank these companies for allowing us to distribute these prizes to PlaneMath registered teachers. Please see the PlaneMath Prize List for a complete list of products and companies. Some of our larger donators and their donations are:
- Casady & Greene, who have donated 100 copies of Glider Pro CD-ROM.
- Intellitools, who have donated 50 copies of MathPad and 5 copies of Patterns.
- Simply Interactive, who have donated 50 copies of their Internet Basics CD-ROM.
The following companies and organizations have donated important services that have helped PlaneMath greatly:
This site is hosted on a server at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. We appreciate their help in setting this up for us and helping us maintain it.
Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) sites throughout the country have donated staff time to help schools access PlaneMath. In particular, the Center for Accessible Technology (C for AT) in Berkeley, CA, has been extremely helpful in donating their staff time and resources to this project.
DNAI has donated ISP services to PlaneMath, allowing us to access the Internet.
Thanks to a generous donation from Kinko's and Sprint, InfoUse will be able to conduct free PlaneMath teacher training seminars at Kinko's videoconference sites throughout the United States. For more information on participating in our teacher training seminars, please register your class on our teacher registration form.
MacWorld has donated a booth to PlaneMath and the Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT) at their MacWorld Expo/San Francisco 1998.
Closing the Gap, an organization specializing in innovative applications of computer technology in special education and rehabilitation, has donated staff time for an article on PlaneMath in their magazine.
Classroom Connect has published and distributed a copy of our site on their Educator Internet CD-ROM, Vol. 1, No. 4.
www.4kids.com has helped to publicize PlaneMath in over 150 newspapers nationwide.
The Children's Interactive Expo has donated booths to PlaneMath for 2 years in a row.
We would like to thank the following aerial photographers for donating their images for use in various PlaneMath activities:
Image ©Aerial Images Photography, 1996
|Richard Eller, a Bay Area photographer, and his company, Aerial Images Photography, provided the cityscape used in the "Bird's Eye View" activity.|
The following photographers' images are featured in our Jimmy Doolittle altimeter activity:
Images ©Lee Marshall 1997
|The aerial images of Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and Niagara Falls, are courtesy of Lee Marshall, a New York-based photographer.|
Images ©AeroMap U.S. 1997
|The aerial images of Alaska landmarks Mt. Veniaminof, Mt. Pavlof, Mt. McKinley, and Ptarmigan Lake are courtesy of AeroMap U.S., International Photogrammetric Consultants.|
Images ©Aerial Images Photography Co., 1997
|The two aerial images of Wrigley Field are courtesy of Allan Goldstein and his Chicago-based company, Aerial Images Photography Co.|
Images ©The Living Earth/ Spaceshots, Inc.
|The satellite images of San Francscio and North America are courtesy of Spaceshots, Inc., 33950 Barnby Road, Acton, CA 93510.|
Images ©CPSI, 1997
|The aerial images of Pierce Creek in North Carolina and New bridge construction are courtesy of B. Edward Bean at Computer Printer Solutions, Inc. (CPSI), publishers of the Pamlico-NC web site.|
Images ©Aerials, Inc., 1997
|The aerial images of Miami River and Pompano Beach are courtesy of Ross Cobb and his South Florida based company, Aerials, Inc.|
Images ©NASA, 1997
|The aerial image of Dryden Flight Research Center and the image of the Mars Sojourner vehicle are courtesy of NASA's Image Exchange.|