Suomi Xii09 E Twinning

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Suomi Xii09 E Twinning

  1. 1. Science and eTwinning Mobile technologies in learning process Urmas Tokko Tartu Tamme Gymnasium [email_address] on the bases of eTwinning workshop in Portugal, Sintra, X 2009
  2. 2. eTwinning in Sintra <ul><li>October 29.-31.2009 </li></ul><ul><li>General lectures (key-note speakers) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to renewed eTwinning portal (Web 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Practical workshops in mobile technologies, data collection and analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural events, excursion </li></ul><ul><li>http://pdwportugal.blogspot.com / </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mobile technology <ul><li>m-learning!? </li></ul><ul><li>MobilePhone, Smart Phone, PDA - Personal Digital Assistant ; </li></ul><ul><li>but also: </li></ul><ul><li>GPS, laptop, digital camera, data collectors ( Vernier , Logbook ), iPod, mp3-player, … </li></ul><ul><li>all you can carry with you… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Changes in teaching/learning process <ul><li>learner / the student is more “mobile” </li></ul><ul><li>learning situations can vary </li></ul><ul><li>teachers’ metodology can be more diverse </li></ul><ul><li>good change, the challange to combine formal and informal learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. Google Earth 5 ( GE ) <ul><li>http://earth.google.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>free download </li></ul><ul><li>more possibilities than fixing geographical points </li></ul><ul><li>personal changes made in GE – can be saved into your computer (not in GE) </li></ul><ul><li>to cooperate – change files or upload into internet </li></ul><ul><li>the main file format - .kmz </li></ul>
  6. 6. Geotagging <ul><li>supplementing the location description with data collected: photos, text, measurement results, … </li></ul><ul><li>in all subjects: nature sciences, math, history, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>build up 3D objects in GE yourself! ( Examples ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. How to make personal changes in GE? <ul><li>Save collected (with PDA) data in .kmz format, copy kmz file into your PC </li></ul><ul><li>Open file with Google Earth – geogr. coordinates appear automatically; </li></ul><ul><li>HTML Editor, like Kompozer (free download kompozer.net ) is needed; </li></ul><ul><li>Copy html-code of created text into GE (Location Reference description); </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2 workshops for science teachers in Sintra <ul><li>Using PDA, making photos of biological objects in a certain time interval, (geogr. coordinates of the objects); </li></ul><ul><li>Using Logbook, collecting and saving data (temperature, CO, CO 2 , SO 2 , etc); </li></ul><ul><li>(coordinates at sample spots and results of measurements) </li></ul><ul><li>Inserting Reference descriptions into GE. </li></ul><ul><li>( Example 1 ; Example 2 ) </li></ul>
  9. 13. Photo by Mari Tõnisson)
  10. 14. Photo by Mari Tõnisson)
  11. 15. Some project ideas (1) <ul><li>Energy consumption and noise measurements in school, etc; </li></ul><ul><li>Different energy sources (in the city/country); </li></ul><ul><li>Climate in different European countries; </li></ul><ul><li>The highest point in countries, comparison; </li></ul><ul><li>Math in English; </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of the industry to the environment; </li></ul>
  12. 16. Some project ideas (2) <ul><li>Rare/endangered species; </li></ul><ul><li>Biological diversity near the school, etc Scenario for the sustainable future (on Google Earth map): </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual nature trail (in GE); </li></ul><ul><li>Plant species morfology in different countries; </li></ul><ul><li>… will You add anything, please? </li></ul>
  13. 20. Sintra
  14. 21. Cabo da Roca – the westernmost point of Europa
  15. 22. Sintra, Castelo dos Mouros
  16. 23. Palacio da Pena, 1840
  17. 24. Cascais

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