Globisens to Launch its collaborative research tool – GlobiCollab


April 2020

The current crisis has seen doctors and scientists on the Covid-19 front line worldwide. As governments and citizens face our new reality, there is absolutely no doubt that our future depends on the scientific community working together to find solutions both for pandemics and climate change.

Globisens, as part of the Ed-Tech community, is focused on cultivating this next generation of scientist. One who will play a crucial role in ensuring the survival of both humans and the planet. Overnight, collaborative scientific research has become the nation’s top priority. As such, there is no better time to release our unique collaborative software – GlobiCollab.

GlobiCollab allows teachers to display, control and analyze the entire class measurements using a single computer. Up to 8 Labdisc units can be wirelessly and simultaneously connected to GlobiCollab, and set to measure any combination of sensors, displaying their data in real-time. Each Labdisc’s measurements are presented in a designated graphic window. Additionally, GlobiCollab will show a combined graphic of all connected Labdisc units, with an average measurement graph of the entire classroom.

Students can now compare their experiment data with graphs showing other students’ data, sharing and learning from each other, and where necessary adjusting their own experiment setup. Different student groups can conduct the same experiment under different conditions and compare their results. Let’s say, measuring light and temperature in different parts of the classroom, or oxygen production during plant photosynthesis using light projections in different colors. These are just some of the examples of the potential and power for collaborative classroom research made possible by the new GlobiCollab.

GlobiCollab can save the need for a computer per Labdisc. It also provides an ideal solution for Interactive White Boards (IWB) or Interactive Flat Panels, where teachers can not only project the collected data to all students, but also use the IWB or panels to analyze it. GlobiCollab is currently available for Windows 10 computers in English. Please contact us for additional languages availability.

Download and try it at: https://www.globisens.net/support#2

Download GlobiCollab quick start guide at:
https://www.globisens.net/sites/default/files/docs/guides/GlobiCollaborate_QSG.pdf

British Science Week 6th – 15th march

Labdisc

During this week your young people can carry out experiments on a Globisens Labdisc data logger. Download the app free on Apple or Google search for Globilab.

Download computer software from HERE

Hire a set of 4 devices for Science week

£80.00 +VAT+Delivery

Contact: info@tyncan.com Tel: 07949293995

Lack of Budget is a barrier to young people learning!

40 per cent of secondary schools state ‘lack of budget’ is a key barrier to using EdTech, according to a survey for the British Educational Suppliers (Besa) – a sharp increase from 14 per cent in 2017.

We are trying to help schools to put digital technology into the hands of young people.

This is a General Science data logger. It is easy to use, comes with 13 sensors built-in and includes GPS.

The software that goes with the Labdisc is free on all platforms. Students are able to log their own data in real-time and see the changes using GPS and Google Maps. Interrogate data inline, table and graph format. Annotate data to show understanding. Export to other tools for presentation.

The Labdisc costs £377.00 plus VAT and delivery. Whilst this is expensive, the device has some high-end functionality and includes delicate instrumentation it is also value for money. We want young people to have access to this type of technology and so we have packaged four devices including external sensors (pH probe) for hire to schools.

So a set of four General Science dataloggers can be hired for a half-term period (notionally 6 weeks) for £377.00 +VAT and delivery. simply go to

https://www.tyncan.com/hiretech

We are passionate about technology and we want to help schools with their budget constraints.

We hope you have a lovely Summer break.

 

 

 

 

STEM in INDIA

We also saw older children who had been working very hard to create systems that could be helpful to society.

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The girls have created their own Seismograph to show the effects of an earthquake. When the buttons were pressed the house vibrated and then the graphing began.

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These girls show us how to save energy but still light up a street using light sensors and Led lights.

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These two budding STEM ambassadors highlighted the plight of young people on buses. They devised a system to detect when someone tried to get into the window of a bus so that the sensor not only trigged an alarm but also informed the driver so they could sort out the problem.

These girls were very happy to talk me through the process and explain how they thought of the idea, how they planned and refined their system and how they eventually got it to work.

The girls explored electronics, construction and computer systems to solve real-world problems. This is just the sort of teaching we should be engaging our young people in.

Hopefully, in this British Science Week, we will have shown our young people the value of collaboration, the joy of accomplishing a task because they were resilient and also the ability to speak confidently about what they have learned.

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These young ladies in traditional Gujarati costume set up a food business and served the guests of the school their local delicacies. They woke up at 4.00 in the morning to prepare the food and decorate their stall so that they could sell their produce. Combining entrepreneurial flair and culinary expertise to the STEAM agenda.

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We would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to the staff and students o Shree Kadvibal Virani Kanya Vidyaley school (affectionately known as Kevi-Kevi).

 

STEM in India

British Science Week is 8th – 17th March and I have been into Balliol Primary school where I saw year 6 learning about the body and how Xrays and ultra sound work. They also learned about their heart rate and how blood was circulated around the body.

We recently visited India and I would like to share with you the sights, sounds and learning in science from a group of girls in Rajkot in the Gujarat region of India.

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How rain falls from the sky

These young girls were showing how rain falls to the ground and is then dried up by the sun to fall again.

The whole school was taking part in a Science day where they showed parents and visitors what they had learned through there lessons in science.

 

 

 

 

The children dressed up to show the different types of fruit that can be eaten and the types of seeds that are good to eat.

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Fruits that we eat

RoboBricks are coming soon!

We are pleased to be working with RobotixEdu to bring this exiting technology to schools. We believe that screen free programming is a vital element to enhance understanding for young people. Robobricks is programmed using the RobotixEdu wand. The specially manufactured building bricks include motors, LEDs and sensors to easily bring a construction to life. Being able to use a variety of bricks means that children can really be creative when they are building things. Please contact us for more information and watch out for the launch of Robobricks!

10 benchmarks for Good Practice Science

Our range of Labdisc dataloggers are the ideal devices for  bringing practical experimenting into the classroom. Contact us for more information. info@tyncan.com

The Gatsby Foundation published the Good Practical Science Report by Sir John Holman which aims to transform the delivery of practical science education, helping secondary schools “achieve world class science education”. The report provides a framework for good practical science through a series of ten benchmarks, drawing on the need for adequate funding, a strong supply of expert science teachers and a curriculum, assessment and accountability system that encourages good teaching. The report concedes that the benchmarks are demanding and that “most schools are falling short of achieving world-class practical science measured in this way”.

The report includes wide-ranging recommendations for school leaders and for the wider education system. The recommendations for school governors and trustees include:

  • Recruiting, retaining and deploying specialist teachers – schools should take a strategic approach to get a better proportion of science subject specialists including recruitment, retention measures and CPD.
  • Valuing science technicians – Technicians should be valued as an integral part of the science department

For further guidance on the types of challenging questions that governors might ask senior leaders on the quality and provision of science education at your school, click here

The Swiss Army Knife of data logging

Labdisc General Science

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For more information contact info@tyncan.com

0191 4787976

The Labdisc GenSci is an advanced science lab and data logger. It includes up to 15 wireless sensors so users can conduct a variety of science experiments right out of the box. Students can experiment with air pressure, ambient temperature, current, distance (motion), external temperature, GPS, light, microphones, pH, relative humidity, sound, universal input, and voltage.

The Labdisc is simple to use, both on its own and with GlobiLab’s free software. GlobiLab is compatible with PC, Chrome OS, Mac, iOS, and Android and connects via wireless Bluetooth or USB.

Quality and Effectiveness: The Labdisc GenSci is a well-constructed and extremely effective product for the K–12 science classroom. Because it works with a variety of platforms, it could find a home in any science teacher’s curriculum. The data logger has a 128K sample memory and 24K/second sampling rate, as well as a 150-hour charge life and large graphical LCD and GPS. All of these features, paired with the sensors and GlobiLab software, allow students and teachers to perform a variety of general science experiments in and out of the classroom in real time and longitudinally.

Ease of Use: The Labdisc GenSci is the “Swiss Army knife” of data loggers. Users simply turn it on, rotate the ring to select which sensor they’d like to use, and begin logging data. The LCD screen and keypad make it easy to select the experiment and watch the data being logged in real time. GlobiLab software features a full-color data display with a variety of meter types and easy-to-understand icons. Its multimedia features include markers and annotation functionality. Students can add text and images at key points along the graphs. Users can also manage files and export to spreadsheets, allowing for further analysis and presentation of the data.

Creative Use of Technology: The Labdisc unit is an extremely innovative use of technology. It packs a multitude of features into a lightweight, compact, and portable device. The unit’s universal sensor port can be used with third-party sensors teachers may already have from other vendors. In addition, the data that’s stored from all of the sensors is easily saved with the GlobiLab software’s file management feature. The GPS feature integrates with Google Maps so students can merge their sensor values and plot them over a Google Map. This allows students to zoom in and pan around the map to see the actual location of the data. This data can then be shared in a variety of ways with their classmates, as well as with students in other locations, to create global, collaborative, inquiry-based projects.

Suitability for Use in a School Environment: The Labdisc GenSci is a quality, purpose-built tool for the classroom. Multiple units can be purchased along with GenSci’s mobile science cart for secure charging and storage. Labdisc offers other units for environmental science, physics, biology, and chemistry that can be used as stand-alone units or mixed and matched in a cart to suit the needs of a school or district.

OVERALL RATING:

The Labdisc data logger is an excellent tool for teachers and students exploring and building upon inquiry-based learning. Labdiscs can be used in field experiments as well as in the classroom so students can have more real-world science experiences. The charger and 150-plus hours of battery life give users more than enough time to complete long-term data logging.

TOP FEATURES

● The Labdisc is an all-in-one wired/wireless science lab with 15 sensors that can be carried in one hand for use in the classroom or out in the field.
● The free GlobiLab software enables deeper analysis and presentation of the data so students can get real-world results.
● All sensors are calibrated and ready for automatic testing, requiring no setup time.

Wellcome Trust releases first Science Education Tracker report

This week the Wellcome Trust launched the report of the first Science Education Tracker (SET), a survey of “young people’s attitudes and experiences of science education and careers”. The 2016 SET was commissioned by Wellcome and carried out by Kantar Public with support from the Royal Society, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Education.

The survey is based on a “nationally representative sample of 4,081 young people aged 14-18 in education in state-funded schools in England”, and looks to map young people’s engagement and attitudes toward science education and careers to better inform policy, education and public engagement.

The key findings of the 2016 SET include:

  • 68% of young people found science lessons at school “very interesting or fairly interesting”
  • 43% of young people were “very or fairly interested in a science-related career”
  • 35% of young people said “having a good teacher” had encouraged them to learn science
  • 29% of GCSE students reported doing practical science less than once a month
  • 28% of young people wanted to do STEM-related work experience but were unable to

Using our Labdisc you have a Science Lab in the palm of your hand. The device has built in sensors and external sensors. They cover general science, physics, biology and chemistry and environment.  The devices link to a free software app and can be used with Apple IOS, iPad, Android, Windows, Linux and Chromebooks. Using these devices would mean that the 29% of the young people surveyed in the report who only managed one experiment a month would have regular access to a device which they can carry out experiments with.

Find out more here