Tag Archives: Smartphones

What is GeoSciTeach?

GeoSciTeach is an application for android smartphones. It provides opportunities to make sense of scientific phenomena through the collection, manipulation and visualisation of data. Its strength lies in how it helps support student geospatial and spatial thinking, ideas that are … 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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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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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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Short version: How to use GeoSciTeach application

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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 walkthrough

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

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