Category Archives: What do teachers & students think

Geospatial in science

Teachers found that the app required students to link the ‘here and now’ – the starting point for geospatial thinking – to other places. The app was very effective at making visible, students’ lack of inclination to think more widely … Continue reading

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Learnability (of using app)

Teachers said that student’s familiarity with the technical aspects of mobile smartphones was an important part of its use. Several of the teachers and students thought that the app was ‘easy’ to use, and easy to learn to use. For … Continue reading

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Thoughts about linking the use of ‘GeoSciTeach’ with the classroom

When teachers used the app it got them thinking and conversing about geospatial layers, envisaging possibilities for layered representation, as this interview with a fully qualified teacher shows:  Interviewer: So what did you think of it? Teacher: I really liked … Continue reading

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GeoSciTeach app: Easy to use

During their experience at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, both students and teachers talked about how easy the app was to use, and to navigate around. From the students perspective: Interviewer: Good. I’m glad. And how long do you think … Continue reading

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Using the video and YouTube features

A student talks to the researcher about how they used video and YouTube features on the GeoSciTeach app during their experience at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Interviewer: So were there any other bits on the app that you … Continue reading

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Understanding patterns using data linked to geospatial representations

The transcription below is interesting as it shows that patterns of understanding are broadened and simplified using data linked to geospatial representations. Interview 3: School Pupil. Girl aged 12/13. Interviewer: So what did you think then of using the app? … Continue reading

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Interviews…with participants – more early themes

Interviewing participants on the project has suggested a number of themes which can be broadly split into two categories: Usability Knowledge acquisition Interviews with participants so far suggests that the app is still in a pilot phase (not surprisingly) as … Continue reading

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