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Local and Global

Student engagement

The Exemplar Schools research project revealed a number of examples of technology use for direct monitoring of environmental and social issues. Brookvale Public School 's involvement with Streamwatch and a Sydney water project involves students' use of high-tech measurement devices on regular visits to local waterways. This is one part of the whole project involving data collection, analysis and reporting via a webpage.

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It has become part of the nature of the school, part of the learning process that we're involved in. It's just a really good example of integrating what we can do with our technology. (Teacher, Brookvale Public School)

A similar project is being undertaken with Sydney Water.

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So we actually have to catch bugs that are skimming around in the water and we count them and we work out by looking at the bugs in the water, the quality of the water. (Teacher, Brookvale Public School)

 

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