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  • In this recorded professional learning session, Stephen Ross, facilitator with Te Whai Toi Tangata, and Greta Dromgool will introduce you to easy-to-use digital tools that can engage your students in real time data collection.

    We will show you how you and your students can develop and answer their own science questions using tools such as Arduino Science Journal (free) and Micro:bit to record and present data. We will share tips for using the tools in the classroom as well as engaging activities that will kick start great science learning.

    Thanks – another amazing workshop!

    Teacher

    As part of the webinar Stephen will show you how learning activities that use digital tools can support the integration of the science and digital curriculums. The Nature of Science strands Investigating in science and Communicating in science are particularly well-supported by these tools and provide opportunities for students to demonstrate several of the science capabilities.

    This session is valuable for both primary and secondary educators.

    Thank you. Awesome. Enjoyed the session.

    Participant from Canada

    You can download the video and slideshow presentation.

    Index

    Topic

    Slideshow number(s)

    Video timecode

    Introducing the Science Learning Hub and presenters

    1

    00:00

    Purpose and index

    2–3

    00:27

    What do we mean by digital tools?

    6–8

    04:54

    New Zealand curriculum links

    9–14

    09:32

    Arduino Science Journal

    15–18

    16:50

    Micro:bit

    19–23

    29:41

    Overview

    24–25

    39:09

    Links, keep in touch and thanks

    26–27

    47:07

    We encourage you to join our discussions about digital tools and science education – register in our online forum on Slack. In this forum we share and discuss ideas, and share resources. If you need any help accessing our Slack forum either see our help info or please email us.

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    Activity ideas

    The activities below use micro:bits and also one that uses Raspberry Pi:

    Useful links

    For more information about micro:bit and its capabilities, see the Micro:bit home page and introductory activities page. The online micro:bit community features a huge range of resources for educators to explore.

    The Micro:bit page has various STEM activities you can use or modify.

    Find out more about the simple to use and easy to get started with the free Arduino Science Journal App. Install the Arduino Science Journal app for iOs systems and for Android devices.

    These Fun activities use the Arduino Science Journal app that generates data for discussion.

    Acknowledgement

    Thanks to Stephen Ross, facilitator with Te Whai Toi Tangata.

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