Thank you for joining us for this session – it’s going to be so much fun!
Here are a few things for you to get ready for the show. We promise, it won’t be difficult.
1. Students will need a mobile device to collect science data during the show
It can be an Android or iOS mobile phone or a tablet. The device will need to be able to send data (it’s only a few kilobytes) so it will either need to have mobile data on, or be connected to the internet.
It’s great if each student has a device, but that’s not necessary. Students can share a device, between 1-3 students per device will work fine.
2. Download the app ‘Xenon Crowe’ on your device
The app is available for free and can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store. Search for ‘Xenon Crowe’ or search for ‘Arludo’ and you will be able to scroll and find the apps.
This is what the apps look like on each store:
If you have an iPhone or iPad go to the App Store. The app looks like it does on the left
If you have an Android device go to the Google Play Store. The app looks like it does on the right.
We ask that you prep the devices with the apps to make sure everything runs smoothly. If you have NSW DET devices, the apps will be installed for you.
We have also placed the details of downloading the app in the worksheet for students that are BYOD. But again, we ask that the apps are downloaded beforehand so that everyone can participate.
3. Students will interact with us using an Arludo Worksheet
Here is the link to the worksheet: https://my.arludo.com/#/worksheet/e4a3670b-794c-4a47-b8ac-dfa193c39a88
Students can use a computer or mobile device phone or tablet) to enter the worksheet.
All you need to do is provide the link to your students – every student will use the same link. Once they open the page, they will see this:
When asked to enter their ‘Arludo ID’ ask students to enter an Alias – not their real name. Arludo has created a system where no students are tracked, even in the apps. To facilitate this, we ask that all students create an alias.
Let them know that they will be using their Alias when playing the game as well. This way, they can compete for the top 10.
4. Join with this link to view the show on June 17th AEST
The link and passcode for the event has been sent in the body of the email from the Powerhouse Museum.
We suggest that you have the video playing at the front of the class as students are using the worksheet and the app.
5. The show starts at 10am (AEST) but open and start the worksheet 5 minutes earlier
To start the worksheet, we have 5 simple questions for students to answer before they start. As Arludo is founded by scientists, we have a few questions that we ask to ensure we are developing programs to the best of our ability.
This is not a research study. None of these questions can identify your students and they can skip them if they wish not to answer.
These questions should not take longer than 5 minutes.
If you’d like to know a little more about the game and also how to explore the data further with your students after the show is complete, you can visit this blog before the show: https://arludo.com/preparing-and-understanding-week-1-xenon-crowe/
The blog has examples of the data you should expect, as well as information on discussion and extension questions
If you have any questions, feel free to email Dr. Michael Kasumovic (email@example.com), the Founder of Arludo, any time before the show. The day of the show will be very busy, so he won’t be able to answer any questions before then.