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ERIC Number: EJ1048809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Smartphones as Tools for Delivering Sun-Smart Education to Students
Igoe, Damien; Parisi, Alfio; Carter, Brad
Teaching Science, v59 n1 p36-38 Mar 2013
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.
Australian Science Teachers Association. P.O. Box 334, Deakin West, ACT 2600, Australia. Tel: +61-02-6282-9377; Fax: +61-02-6282-9477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia