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Entries from October 2007

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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Dovi Brouker of Fourier Systems

October 12th, 2007 · No Comments

First session – Dovi Brouker of Fourier Systems talking about three projects they’ve done using the Nova5000 in Israel which have an emphasis on science and math.   My first impression is that the Nova5000 is a neat looking little object. About the size of a small laptop, but brightly coloured so presumably successful at […]

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Bandwidth problems

October 11th, 2007 · No Comments

I’ve sat listening to Mark van t’hooft’s presentation for the 20 minutes. During the entire time I’ve been trying to get  access to this blog in order to blog my reflections. Unfortunately the wifi must be being so heavily used that I’ve only just got online. Still, Bob Harrison is just about to stand up […]

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Jocelyn Wishart – Engaging with the theory and pedagogy of M-learning

October 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Jocelyn Wishart now sets up for her presentation. Hey, she’s going to present from her mobile device. Already quite impressive. C’s (seize) the moment; engaging with the theory and pedagogy of M-learning. Already more engaging. She’s going to throw up a list of words to get us to look at which words have been used […]

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Pedagogy and technology = ecology Kevin Walker

October 11th, 2007 · No Comments

This was originally supposed to be presented by Rose Luckin, who can’t be here. Kevin starts by showing us the $100 laptop. He challenges us to open it 🙂 Looking forward to playing with that during the break. He also shows us a list of LKL projects. The one that caught my eye was this […]

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Room allocations

October 11th, 2007 · No Comments

I know it seems like a grumble, but I’m now in the Parr room for the pedagogy talks. The Parr room is really quite nice and large, and cool. This is a great contrast to the pokey little room we had for the Learning through Gaming strand yesterday. This room today is not even half […]

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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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