Following successful elementary school teacher training in Russia and high school teachers in Mexico, Globisens held workshops in Israel this month where middle to high school teachers explored key science concepts with the Labdisc data logger.
Andrew Rhodes is one of a select few ADE's who show teachers around the world how Apple technologies can support learning. Previously a science teacher, now the Director of Technology for the international school of Stavanger in Norway, Andrew is always on the lookout for exciting new education technologies that have the potential to change learning outcomes for the better.
This month we talked to Yuvalal Liron, the Globisens software creator with 30 years programming experience to understand the philosophy behind the GlobiLab for iPad platform. He explained to us how the GlobiLab and Labdisc system perfectly echo the iOS principles.
Many science teachers are struggling to find appropriate technology that will be easy to use and motivate their students. Complicated, bulky data loggers that connect by cable to various sensors and accessories are not a realistic option when trying to engage young students in hands-on activity.
Due for release in Q2, 2012, this feature wirelessly connects 8 Labdiscs to a single teacher's computer which then communicates with the class interactive board. Leveraging existing technology and removing the need to buy more computers, the compact, cable-free Labdisc transforms the class into a digital science lab with 8 stations for hands-on experimentation and collaborative learning.