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Author(s): Maria João Silva
João Correia Lopes
Pedro Moreira da Silva
Maria José Marcelino
Title: Sensing the schoolyard
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: This paper presents the Usense2learn platform, a platform designed and implemented to enable children and teachers to use georeferenced multisensory information together with information acquired by sensors. Usense2learn places the creation of content in the hands of children. While using Usense2learn, mobile sensors can be held across the exploration area and provide georeferenced environmental information such as air temperature and humidity. Using multimedia (video, image, sound and text) teachers and children can bring the outside world into their classroom and share it with other classrooms across the globe. Having the limited schools' budgets in mind, content creation can be made anywhere without communication costs. Internet connection is only required, together with Google Earth, for visualization. The Usense2learn platform was successfully used in a curricular context, engaging children and teachers in meaningful environmental education activities. © 2010 ACM.
Subject: Ciências da computação e da informação
Computer and information sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências exactas e naturais::Ciências da computação e da informação
Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
Source: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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