Friday, March 2, 2012

Vernier announces LabQuest2 - Android, iPhone, iPad data collection and analysis

Vernier, the company that makes those really cool data collection probes and sensors and analyzing software, has just announced LabQuest 2 software. As part of their new Connected Science System, LabQuest 2 provides tools for mobile devices such as Android, iPhone and iPad, to collect, analyze, save and share sensor data. The system also allows remote viewing and controlling of LabQuest with a computer and the ability to email data and graphs for later analysis.

This is another example of leveraging the mobile devices that are already in students' hands for educational uses.

LabQuest 2 with iPads iPhones and tablets
They also have two new devices: a Polarimeter (Chemical) and Projectile Launcher.

Vernier products are in use in science classrooms (and some math) to collect, analyze and interpret data from experiments and activities. Their products are similar to what is used in industry, so students learn content and theory and how to use digital tools. 

Teaching Science with Technology - Looking for a dynamic way to teach science? Vernier puts easy-to-use data loggers, sensors, experiments and graphing/analysis software into the hands of students, helping educators develop the next generation of scientists and engineers.

They allow students to spend more time learning the concepts and theory and also allow for better visualization and analysis of data.

Vernier also has resources to help find grants and funding for these products and I've gotten many through DonorsChoose.

Vernier also runs free workshops around the country where they show you how to use their products. You can also get package deals that include manuals and products.


Vernier Data Collection Sensors and Tools

10 Things Students use technology for in my class (including Vernier)

TI announces the TI-Nspire CX, it's first color-display, handheld graphing calculator - works with Vernier.


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