Category Archives: Technical Development

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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Creating the GeoSciTeach Configuration App

To configure the GeoSciTeach application a separate Android application named GSCIConfig was created. The GSCIConfig application works by creating a XML file. The XML file contains the details of the customisable sections which are to be enabled or disabled within … Continue reading

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Customise an activity: Here’s a walkthrough

Using GeoSciTeacher:

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Here’s the link to our source code

https://github.com/geoscieteach

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Links to GeoSciTeach apps on Android market

GeoSciteach App: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.geosciteach.activities&feature=search_result GeoSciTeacher App: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.geosciteachconfig&feature=more_from_developer

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GeoSciTeacher (customisation)

GeoSciTeacher is the app that enables teachers to customise different activities to be undertaken with GeoSciteach. It allows teachers to select and combine the software components available in a way that is suitable for their specific class and students and … Continue reading

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GeoSciTeach ‘activity app’

The GeoSciTeach app aims to enable pre-service teachers, and ultimately science teachers in general and their students, to interact with geospatial data in real time.  Data gathered harnesses and directs learning toward a final solution to a particular scientific question on-site, … Continue reading

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Update

QR codes for work at kew Monday have now been produced. Version 20 of the app is now produced. Gear all set (camera, questions, phones, wifi).

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App update

App is now currently live on version 18. Version(s) 19 and 20 after student feedback will be pending later in the week.

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