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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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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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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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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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GeoSciTeach activity walkthrough

Watch a short “how to use” example on Youtube here:

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Reading around OpenLayers, and INSETs

Been reading other JISCgeo sites to see what to do with the potential problem of providing multiple layers for mobile platforms. The general agreement seems to be that whilst OpenLayer is good for high level GIS understanding, it is hard … 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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Planning day at Kew

Today was a planning day at Kew for the trainee teachers. The Geosciteach app was integrated into planning.

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