Digital Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

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How Loud? How Hot? How Bright? Data Logging in the Primary Classroom

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Every primary school in Falkirk Council has a LogIT Explorer data logger and the software on all PCs.  This provides the means to get readings and record the information about the environment, such as light, sound and temperature levels in and around the school or out on activities elsewhere.  As well as giving instant readings the data logger also can be set to take readings over an extended period of time, or snapshops over regular intervals.  The following links provide materials to show both how to use the device and software, as well as a range of classroom contexts where it has been found to be helpful by others.

http://www.educationict.org.uk/pdf/logitintro.pdf introduction and guide to using the LogIT Explorer data logger and software by Scottish Borders Council Education Services

http://www.logitworld.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2:explorer&catid=7:primary-data-loggers&Itemid=8
Manual and detailed classroom activities for the LogIT Explorer

http://public.klp.rm.com/establishments/9310000/ICT/ICTWebsite/Resource%20Library/training/Getting%20Started%20with%20LogIT%20Explorer.doc
Training materials on the use of LogIT Explorer from Oxfordshire Council Education Services

http://www.logitworld.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=80&Itemid=11
Teacher resources for using the LogIT Explorer from LogIT World.

http://www.educationict.org.uk/pdf/p4-7light.pdf
Detailed lesson plan and step by step guide to using LogIT Explorer for a light sensor science experiment for age 8-11 by Scottish Borders Council Education Services

http://www.ise5-14.org.uk/members/TSEC/Lesson_Plans/C_Plant_Conditions.htm
Detailed lesson plan for using the LogIT Explorer for a science lesson for age 8-11 on finding ideal conditions for growing a plant.

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