Showing posts with label cell phones in schools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cell phones in schools. Show all posts

Monday, November 6, 2017

Science Journal App from Google

The Google Science Journal is a digital science notebook that provides users with one location to store notes, photos, and observations. It works with Android devices, iPhones, iPads, and Chromebooks.

The Google Science Journal allows users to conduct experiments involving light, motion, sound, and air pressure using sensors that are already built into the phone. External sensors can be used to connect to several Bluetooth-enabled devices from Arduino and Vernier. All of the data  collected collected using this app is turned into graphs and charts which are easy to interpret.

Applications for Education
This app is a mobile science lab which students can take anywhere in order to conduct experiments. Students can collect data, take photos, and record observations while in the field. This is an exciting and practical way to incorporate cell phones into the learning process.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Use Evernote with Not-so-smart Phones

Evernote is a great tool for taking notes on the go with your Android or iPhone. But if you don't have a smartphone, what can you use? Evernote EV is a new SMS client for Evernote that was developed for people who want to take notes on their feature phones and save them into Evernote accounts. Using Evernote EV any feature phone that has text messaging capabilities can be used to send notes to your Evernote account. You can also use text messaging to search and retrieve notes that are stored in your Evernote account. Visit TxtEV.com to start using Evernote EV.


Applications for Education
Evernote EV could be a great tool for students who don't have smartphones to use to send short notes to themselves that they can access later on a computer or retrieve via text message. Of course, before you start having students use Evernote EV you should consider that depending upon the phone plans that they have students can incur text messaging charges on their phones by using Evernote EV.