Tag Archives: geosciteach

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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Who is GeoSciTeach for?

Developed for use in secondary school (ages 11-18 years), GeoSciTeach is specifically designed to be used by both teachers and students in science classes. Being fully customisable means teachers are able to modify and adapt the application to meet the … 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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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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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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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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