Free iOS App – SPARKvue (data collection app for PASCO sensors)

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps, STEM and STEAM

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sparkvue-hd/id552527324?mt=8

 

New! SPARKvue 2.1 now brings live data sharing to our popular sensor-based data collection, visualization and analysis application for STEM learning. In addition to collecting data on your own iPad, SPARKvue now supports live sharing of sensor data with anyone else–on any other iPad, tablet, Mac or Windows computer.

Capture data from the world around you:
● Connect any of 70+ PASCO sensors via our Bluetooth interfaces–see pH, temperature, force, carbon dioxide level and much more–all in real time!
● Capture images with the integrated cameras and use SPARKvue’s image analysis capabilities
● Collect and display live data using the iPad onboard accelerometer and sound sensors

Key features:
● Measure and display sensor data in real time
● Display data in a graph, bar graph, analog meter, digits or table
● Build custom displays–mix display types, images, videos, text and assessments
● Analyze data with built-in statistical tools (min, max, mean, standard deviation, count and area)
● Select from 6 different curve fits including linear and quadratic
● Pinch and zoom manipulation of graphs
● Capture and annotate images
● Add videos, photos and GIFs
● Open and perform any of the 60+ SPARKlab interactive lab activities available free online
● Create and export electronic student lab journals
● Integrated with cloud-based file sharing services such as Dropbox and more
● Add assessments including multiple choice, drop down lists, and free text response
● Live data sharing and session sharing across devices–with each student capturing the shared data on their own device for further analysis

Designed for science learning:
● Convenient annotation, snapshot and electronic journaling are among the features supporting peer dialogue, classroom presentations, and assessment.
● With SPARKlab interactive lab activities, teachers can blend instructional content, live data collection & analysis, refl

Common user experience across platforms:
SPARKvue is a member of PASCO’s SPARKscience family, providing the same user experience across all technology environments:
● tablets
● computers
● interactive whiteboards
No matter what the mix of technology is in the classroom or the school, teachers and students all share the same user experience–placing the learning experience in the forefront and simplifying classroom management.

Awards:
● 2010 CODiE award, Best Education solution for mobile devices
● 2010 Worlddidac Award for excellence
● 2011 EdNet’s Best for 2011; a “game changer”

Where do I get sensors?
PASCO offers over 70 PASPORT Sensors, including MultiMeasure Sensors such as the Chemistry or Water Quality Sensors, measuring multiple phenomena with just one convenient sensor box. For purchasing information, see pasco.com/iPad.

Languages:
SPARKvue supports 25 languages. See pasco.com/iPad for details.

Support:
SPARKvue has an integrated help system, just a touch away with the help icon. Further assistance with SPARKvue or any PASCO product is available free from PASCO Teacher Support.

About PASCO:
PASCO scientific brings a rich history of innovation and support for science education, with 50 years of service to educators around the world.

 

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State