Smartphones as tools for delivering sun-smart education to students

Igoe, Damien and Parisi, Alfio and Carter, Brad (2013) Smartphones as tools for delivering sun-smart education to students. Teaching Science, 59 (1). pp. 36-38. ISSN 1449-6313


Smartphones are used widely by the general public and students. They are one of the most popular and easily accessible technologies. These devices were originally designed as a means of communication. However, they have evolved into a mobile computing platform with built in sensors and the ability to access a vast number of applications. This study describes research that demonstrates how the smartphone can be used to detect solar ultraviolet-A radiation and how this integrates with the skills described as part of the middle school Australian Curriculum. It also outlines how smartphones can be used to support sun protection policies within schools.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 04:20
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 02:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smartphones; UVA; ultraviolet; Australian curriculum
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences

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