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Time runs fast in virtual worlds

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

While researching heritage in Second Life, I noted that time speeds up in virtual worlds. Events that took place only months ago are referred to as part of the world’s history. When your world is only five years old, anything that survives for a few years begins to look like a venerable antique. Second Life’s […]

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HL2007 Sheila Crew and her group from Bristol presenting at HL2007

October 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Starts by laying out their guiding principles, that are basically that each student should have a handheld device and keep them 24/7 (ownership!). Parents involved £2 per week and teachers all receive training. Next presenter Paul Simmons, a teacher at St Bernadette’s school, makes the point that he likes using handhelds in his teaching of […]

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Adrian Oldknow – New devts in handhelds for mathematics, science and technology cooperation

October 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

www.adrianoldknow.org.uk Highlights some interesting collaborations between different school departments, for example sports and maths (throwing a ball to examine trajectory, videooing it, using video analysis). Curriculum enhancement because taking suff from the PE lesson into the maths lesson. In DT they were building launchers, perfecting how to calibrate the angle etc. Teachers and kids really […]

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HL2007 Adrian Oldknow – New devts in handhelds for mathematics, science and technology cooperation

October 12th, 2007 · No Comments

www.adrianoldknow.org.uk Highlights some interesting collaborations between different school departments, for example sports and maths (throwing a ball to examine trajectory, videooing it, using video analysis). Curriculum enhancement because taking suff from the PE lesson into the maths lesson. In DT they were building launchers, perfecting how to calibrate the angle etc. Teachers and kids really […]

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David Crellin of Sciencescope

October 12th, 2007 · No Comments

A competitor of the previous presenter. Talks about the goals of widening awareness of the environment. BBC sponsored walk around Kew gardens using mobile devices and location sensitivity to access information. Then goes on to talk about intergrating sensor reading about environment, physionomy etc and linking these with google earth and/or google maps. Good concept. […]

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Notes from Kaleidoscope SIG meeting discussion – Handheld 2007 5pm – 6:30pm

October 11th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The following is my record of the discussion that took place at the end of the Kaleidoscope meeting about where we should go once the funding runs out. It hasn’t been checked by anybody else who was there, so please add a comment if you spot something that I’ve noted wrong, or remember something that […]

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Mike Sharples – European Mobile Learning SIG meeting

October 10th, 2007 · No Comments

http://mlearning-noe-kaleidoscope.org/ Mike started by asking how many people were not members of the SIG – quite a lot so he put up the website and gave some background to the mobile learning sig   Pointed people at the website. http://mlearning.noe-kaleidoscope.org/Encouraged them to join – free membership currently.The meeting is not just a presentation – but to […]

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Derek Robertson’s presentation on Nintendo DS for maths learning

October 10th, 2007 · No Comments

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/consolarium Talk about games-based learning in schools. Aiming to articulate how this can actually work in class. The website contains lots of info about this project so definitely worth a visit. Very appropriate for the handheld games theme that Marc introduced. Very engaging presenter. Enthusiastic and gets everybody laughing and following what he’s talking about. […]

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Emily Connected presentation at HL2007 by Robert Hart

October 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Fascinating presentation about a social networking service set up for primary age children. They’ve interviewed 12000! And from these they’ve selected about 6 (I think) as representative. The talk is about one of these, called Emily Connected. The social networking sites are superclub plus and goldstarclub. These kids are using their phones to keep in […]

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Handheld Links

October 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Welcome to our presentation at Handheld Learning 2007. These are links which you should be able to follow during or after the presentation. Second Life www.secondlife.com AjaxLife http://ajaxlife.net Schome www.schome.ac.uk Introduction to the project See the post: ‘Teen Second Life After School Club Promo’ www.ncs-tech.org The Schome forum http://schome.open.ac.uk/forum Knowledge-Age skills http://schome.open.ac.uk/wikiworks/index.php/Second_Life_Knowledge_Age_skills Signing up for […]

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