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SatelliteSkill5 AR App Intro for JC Science and Geography CBA's

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A workshop to introduce teachers to the SatelliteSkill5 app - a free app that introduces students to Satellite Data about Ireland.

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This workshop, aimed towards Junior Cycle teachers, will introduce teachers to the SatelliteSkill5 app, a free, Augmented Reality Android and iOS App funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the European Space Education Resource Office for Ireland, that will introduce students to satellite data for Ireland in a fun and interactive way during their science and geography Classroom Based Assessments.

Through the SatelliteSkill5 app, students will learn: (i) how information about Ireland is collected by satellite, (ii) why it is useful and (iii) how can it be used to solve challenges in Ireland today with a focus on the United National Sustainable Development Goals. Upon completing different challenges in the App, students ‘unlock’ related free, real-world satellite data sets for Ireland through an free online GIS platform that they can then use to complete their CBA. The app is a self-contained, self-paced educational tool that students can use at home or in a classroom setting. Because it is focused on the sustainable development goals it is particularly relevant to students working on Science in Society (CBA2) and Geography in the News (CBA1), but has clear benefits to any student working on exploring a topic of interest, developing a hypotheses, collecting and analysing data and then presenting their results in an innovative ‘StoryMap’.

The 5*S team is looking for teachers who would be interested in joining a pilot program where we can test the app with students in Semester 1 2021.

More info can be found at: 5sdiscover.maynoothuniversity.ie

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