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Showing teachers how to make physics super simple

Making physics super simple may seem downright laughable at times. However, many concepts in high school physics can be demonstrated and ‘felt’ very easily using the right technologies.  On Friday the 14th of October, Sivam and myself attended both the SASTA and Google conferences held at Immanuel College. It was a chance to test the[…]

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PhoneLabs is a Finalist

We have been selected as a Finalist for the Design Entrepreneurial Award in Sydney. This was our pitch as to why we should win this award. ” Kids can now see in their phones, things that they struggle to understand, changing the way kids learn STEM – globally. PhoneLabs is an open source advanced manufacturing project,[…]

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Active Learning

We are happy to share what we learnt from our first Active Learning workshop held at Australian Science and Mathematics School with twelve year11and 12 special interest maths and physics students (self-rating their maths capability at 4/5).  The workshop was about engaging students with real-time data acquired using our Live Tracker program, tracking a pullback[…]

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Coolness Recognized

There is nothing spectacular about our acceleration app. It logs acceleration and other sensor data through web pages. But what it is going to enable is the more interesting part. Every Kid can now have a lab that is significantly better than what is locked away in the school lab cabinets. To push the limits[…]

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Hands On Phones On

Glenys Thomson Deputy Principal ASMS   At the ASMS, our first week of lessons each semester is called Immersion and provides a taster of what we will be doing during that semester. In maths today, we used PhoneLabs as the tool for gathering data so that we can investigate the relationship between tilt and gravity[…]

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Starter-Kit is now ready

After many iterations  we have now finalized the key components of LabenoSet. We like to call it a Starter-Kit as it allows schools to quickly test out PhoneLabs at a relatively low cost. Using this kit with lab stands and clamps you can now run a series of classical mechanics experiments.   Circular Motion Simple[…]

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PhoneLabs wins Shuttleworth Flash Grant

PhoneLabs just won a Shuttleworth Flash Grant to take PhoneLabs to 20 schools world wide. The Shuttleworth Foundation was established in January 2001 by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth . This grant will facilitate a global soft launch of  PhoneLabs with interested schools that do not have proper labs in Asia, Africa and Latin America.[…]