Category Archives: Project progress & update

Project blog stats [to 12/12/11]

Here is a summary of our blog stats for the duration of the project, from initial blog development in January 2011 to December 12th 2011. It details blog posts per month, per week, per day and a detailed summary table. GeoSciTeach … Continue reading

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A Teacher Toolkit for Integrating Geospatial Concepts into Science Learning

Science learning goes geospatial with GeoSciTeach! GeoSciTeach is a teacher toolkit for integrating geospatial concepts into science learning. It is designed to be used by  PCGE science tutors, pre-service science teachers, qualified science teachers and other science educators, and provides a comprehensive guide and … Continue reading

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Going geospatial in science – a framework for teachers

The following framework aims to offer indicators of how geospatial learning can be integrated into science. The framework is not meant to be exhaustive, but to provide a starting point from which pre-service teachers and teachers can begin to come … Continue reading

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Other contexts of use

Biology Evolutionary (e.g. investigating how species adapt and change both in space and time) The teacher wants students to answer this question: What is the distribution of banded snail in the local environment and how can this be explained? The … 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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GeoSciTeach and Ideas about pedagogy

Understanding science can be hard, not just because of the vocabulary used to described and explain scientific concepts but also abstract ideas often used to explain scientific phenomena. For example, it is a real challenge for adults and children alike … Continue reading

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Android and agile development

While there is no denying the fact that the Apple store has a developer-store trust model which has distinct advantages when it comes to dealing with malicious apps, the more trusting approach adopted for the Android market is a major … Continue reading

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Why Android?

In creating a customisable smart phone application for GIS supported teaching and learning there has been a selection of operating systems of which could be used. The main smart phone operating systems as of the duration of the project according … Continue reading

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