innovative uses of data-collection technology in the classroom
“The use of data-collection technology in the science and STEM classroom provides students with an engaging, hands-on way to learn and apply scientific principles,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and former physics teacher. “The awards program provides a great opportunity for educators to share the innovative ways they use the technology with their students and to be recognized and rewarded for their best practices.”
Last year’s Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards winners used data-collection technology for a wide range of investigations, including exploring friction, testing rocket prototypes, building alternative energy systems, conducting high-altitude ballooning challenges, and more.
For more information and to prepare your 2015 entry, visit http://www.vernier.com/grants/nsta/.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 33 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 science interfaces, 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.