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School Teachers

Effective use of ICT based science teaching learning objects.

Teachers’ Guidelines

4 Appropriate Digital Tools for Teaching Science
4.6 Location-based games
Mobile phones with GPS tracking allow the playing of games that are located in physical space [1]. These can then be designed to, e g, teach about the pupils’ hometown, by requiring the pupils to move to historically interesting sites and receive information at the spot. They do however still require quite a bit of work in the classroom for the lesson to sink in [2, 3].
Other Resources
  • [1] Ejsing-Duun, S. 2011. Location-based games: from screen to street. Aarhus University.
  • [2] Benford, S., Rowland, D., Flintham, M., Hull, R., Reid, J., Morrison, J., Facer, K. and Clayton, B. 2004. “Savannah”: Designing a location-based game simulating lion behaviour. International conference on advances in computer entertainment technology (2004).
  • [3] Avouris, N. and Yiannoutsou, N. 2012. A review of mobile location-based games for learning across physical and virtual spaces. Journal of Universal Computer Science. 18, 15 (2012), 2120–2142.

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