App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.
Summary: Turn anything with wheels into a handy motion sensor
Pros: Data about velocity and acceleration streams in real time, allowing kids to build a deeper understanding of motion.
Cons: Currently only works with iOS devices and could use more tips on how to attach the sensor to different wheels.
Bottom Line: Pair your iOS device with PocketLab sensors to gather position, velocity, and acceleration data on anything that rolls.
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