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Vernier releases free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Vernier, makers of very popular sensors and data collection systems, have just released their free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks. This addresses a huge need for schools using Chromebooks, and one obstacle that kept some schools from adopting Chromebooks.

This app was specifically designed for Chromebooks and allows you to collect and share scientific data using Chromebooks. Students connect to LabQuest2 interface equipment wirelessly to collect data from Vernier sensors. The app can then be used to create graphs, create annotations, and perform analysis with statistics. Graphs and data can then be exported into Google Drive. More updates, including the ability to connect sensors directly to a Chromebook's USB port, are coming.

By spring of 2015, updates to the app will provide teachers and students with the ability to connect a Vernier Go!Temp®, Go! Motion® or Go! Link® to Chromebook’s USB port for data collection. Using Go! Link, a single-channel interface, students can collect data using Vernier sensors. Teachers can also link multiple Chromebooks with a single LabQuest®2 and use the data-collection device to wirelessly collect and stream data to each student’s Chromebook in a lab group.




This is great news for schools and classrooms that use Chromebooks and Vernier, or use Vernier and want to get Chromebooks. 

Press release is below. 




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact:          Daylene Long                                                  Christine LynchVernier Software & Technology                     KEH Communications503-277-2299                                                  410-975-9638dlong@vernier.com                                        christine@kehcomm.com
Vernier Expands Its Data-Logging Capabilities for Chromebooks
New Graphical Analysis™ for Chrome™ app allows science teachers and students to use Chromebooks for direct USB data capture with sensors

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 20, 2015 – To address the extensive adoption and use of Chromebooks in classrooms, Vernier Software & Technology recently released its free Graphical Analysis™ app. Developed specifically for the Chrome™ operating system, the new app makes it easy to collect and share scientific data using Chromebooks. By spring of 2015, updates to the app will provide teachers and students with the ability to connect a Vernier Go!Temp®, Go!Motion® or Go! Link® to Chromebook’s USB port for data collection. Using Go! Link, a single-channel interface, students can collect data using Vernier sensors. Teachers can also link multiple Chromebooks with a single LabQuest® 2 and use the data-collection device to wirelessly collect and stream data to each student’s Chromebook in a lab group.

“With more than a million purchased by schools last year, Chromebooks are becoming the mobile device of choice in many classrooms,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and former physics teacher. “Graphical Analysis for Chrome and its support of Vernier sensors provides schools with an easy-to-use and cost-effective way to further utilize Chromebooks and engage students in hands-on learning in science and STEM classrooms.”

Graphical Analysis for Chrome enables teachers and students to use an extensive variety of Vernier sensors with Chromebooks to engage students in hands-on learning as they perform investigations and explorations of science concepts. The app allows students to use the data in tables, to calculate statistics and to perform curve fits. Students can additionally create and send experiment results to teachers, save work to Google Drive™ or export data to Plotly™ for further study.

Graphical Analysis is available for free. To learn more about Graphical Analysis for Chrome, visit www.vernier.com/ga-chrome.

About Vernier Software & TechnologyVernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 34 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable data loggers, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With world-wide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier products are used by educators and students from elementary school to college. Vernier’s 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). Vernier’s 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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