Bringing school science to life: personalization, contextualization and reflection of self-collected data

D Woodgate, D Stanton Fraser, M Paxton, D Crellin, A Woolard, T Dillon

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Abstract

We investigate the use of mobile and sensor technologies for school science investigations, to bring about a more engaging and hands-on approach to science learning. We report early findings from two trials carried out within the Participate project, where schoolchildren were given a range of off the shelf and newly developed technologies to carry out data collection and analysis tasks. Indications are that, not only are the tasks engaging for the pupils, but aspects such as personalization of data, contextual information, and reflection upon both the data and its collection, are important factors in obtaining and retaining their interest.
Original languageEnglish
Pages100-104
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventFifth IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE 2008) - Beijing, China
Duration: 23 Mar 200826 Mar 2008

Conference

ConferenceFifth IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE 2008)
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period23/03/0826/03/08

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    Woodgate, D., Stanton Fraser, D., Paxton, M., Crellin, D., Woolard, A., & Dillon, T. (2008). Bringing school science to life: personalization, contextualization and reflection of self-collected data. 100-104. Paper presented at Fifth IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE 2008), Beijing, China.