I arrived late to the first session (I decided to stop and chat with the wifi protesters outside the conference)
Someone has been talking about a Nova rugged tablet PC with a science prob. They have been using a nice simple program called MultiLab. There is also a nice multimedia scientific dictionary. The tablet is only £199 which is an amazing price. It's fairly heavy for the small size of screen but would be great for primary kids.
David Crellin, ScienceScope
Mobile Science, Learning on the Move
£3mill project involving schools, public and community.
Trials developing educational games for mobile phones, environmental awareness
Devices are very specific: GPS and data loggers (carbon monoxide detectors) that look like they only have one use.
The data is then incorporated with Google Maps and Google Earth.
The presenter has shown results that he gathered while cycling round his village and while in New York. It would have been much better to see work kids have done. He has also run out of virtual memory and isn't quite sure why everything is going slow and Google Earth won't open. Closing Skype would be a good start.
Apparently someone from O2 was saying yesterday that by this time next year there will be more GPS phones than separate GPS devices