Roseville, Calif., June 26, 2014 – PASCO scientific, a leader in 21st century science education, announces the release of its new SPARKvue, the award-winning science learning application that combines rich content, data collection, visualization, analysis, and assessment into one seamless environment. With the new version, students and teachers can now easily share data and even collaborate on lab activities, all in real time. Click to Tweet.
What’s more, the new SPARKvue is the only science solution that allows educators and students to connect sensors and collect data on the Chromebook™. SPARKvue also supports iPad® and Android™ tablets, netbooks, and Windows® and Mac® computers. The newest full-featured SPARKvue apps for iPad, Android, and Chromebook are now free and can be downloaded at the App Store, Google Play, or the Chrome Web Store.
“Almost every career field today is powerfully affected by scientific and technological advancements. Still, according to research, many young people do not envision a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,” said Steven Korte, CEO of PASCO. “The new SPARKvue offers a global learning experience where science is engaging and makes use of relevant technology for students, using a variety of platforms and devices, now and well into the future.”
The latest SPARKvue includes assessment and journaling features, as well as access to 70+ free SPARKlabs®. The expanded framework also allows students to perform sensor data analysis – at school or home, with opportunities for student reflection using journal snapshots of work as well as written observations – all with the touch of a finger.
Teachers also have broader capabilities with the advanced SPARKlab authoring tools. With them, educators can design their own interactive lab activities and easily create customized assessment questions to test for student understanding, all in real time.
“To produce a new type of scientist — one who understands a broad range of disciplinary approaches, is able to ask creative questions, and is trained to answer those questions with a wide range of tools — requires a new pathway to science learning,” said Korte. “Today PASCO is changing the future of science education, just as it has been doing for the past 50 years. We can’t wait to put the SPARKvue application into the hands of current students who are destined to become the STEM professionals of tomorrow.”