BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 13, 2017 — Pivot Interactives was named a winner of Tech & Learning’s ISTE 2017 Best of Show Awards for showing the greatest promise in the classroom. Distributed exclusively by Vernier Software & Technology, Pivot Interactives helps high school and college students learn key physics concepts through interactive videos of real scientific phenomena. These classroom-ready, student-driven, open-ended investigations provide teachers with experiments that would otherwise be unsafe, impractical, or time consuming to set up for hands-on student instruction.
“Unlike animated simulations, Pivot Interactives provides high-resolution videos that incorporate authentic experiences and intuitive measurement tools to help students learn physics concepts and practice key science skills,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “It is a great honor for this technology to be recognized for the impact it’ll have in STEM classrooms as part of the teaching and learning process.”
The Tech & Learning ISTE 2017 Best of Show Award winners are chosen by Tech & Learning advisors who evaluate the potential of products being showcased by participating companies. The judges rate their impressions on a sliding scale and then meet to decide on which technologies deserve the "amazing" moniker. A total of 59 products, including Pivot Interactives, were recognized.
The Pivot Interactives cloud-based web app can be accessed 24/7 using any web-connected device, including Chromebook™ and iPad®. The videos incorporate time-lapse, slow-motion, multi-camera-angle, and drone videography and cover real events, such as a sprinting Olympian, a rocket launch, and a roller coaster in motion. The Interactives allow students to vary experimental parameters, such as the mass of the object or the frequency of a wave, and to see the experiment again with the changed parameters. Students can also take measurements using embedded rulers, protractors, and stopwatches, and then graph that data within the online app.
To learn more about Pivot Interactives, visit www.vernier.com/pivot.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of scientific data-collection technology for 36 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics teacher and employs educators at all levels of the organization. The company is committed to teachers and to developing creative ways to teach and learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With worldwide distribution to over 140 countries, Vernier data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school to university. Vernier technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, build students' critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Vernier business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit http://www.vernier.com.
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