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ERIC Number: EJ1212987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
M-Learning: Exploring Mobile Technologies for Secondary and Primary School Science Inquiry
Sullivan, Tiana; Slater, Ben; Phan, Judy; Tan, Amanda; Davis, James
Teaching Science, v65 n1 p13-16 Mar 2019
The present study provides an illustration of how m-learning may be applied in school science contexts while simultaneously evaluating the accuracy and reliability of mobile phone functionality relating to the measurement of sound. The aim of this study is to report on the use of mobile phones as data collection tools in the context of a science inquiry project suitable for primary and secondary schools. This aim will be achieved by illustrating the inquiry processes we engaged with in evaluating the accuracy and reliability of different mobile phones compared with a traditional decibel meter from our science lab. We will then outline how this application may be applied in junior secondary (Year 9) and primary (Year 5) science contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia