Tag Archives: GIS

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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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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Using GeoSciTeach with teachers in schools

I had a meeting this morning with a teacher from a school in London that was involved in the Kew trip. She said that the year 9’s at the school would be good to use with the phone application in … Continue reading

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Nice app idea

http://itunes.apple.com/app/scispy/id425304218?mt=8# Like the crowd sourcing ideas here……

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Participant ideas for GeoSciTeach

Uppermost in participants minds was the issue of protection, and the control of what students would be able to access. This is partly in an effort to stop children accessing the wrong information and also make sure that children stay … Continue reading

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The phone the teacher trainees will be using…

http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/05/sim-hardware-unlocked-android-dev-phone-1-surfaces-for-399/

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Question to participants.

What information would you need to answer the following – “How do plants maximise photosynthesis?”. Feel free to comment about this.

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