SPARKvue from PASCO Scientific Wins the 2017 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Science Instructional Solution

SPARKvue cross-platform science learning application combines standards-based content, data collection, visualization, analysis and assessment into one seamless environment


PASCO Scientific, a leader in 21st century science education, today announced that its SPARKvue cross-platform data collection and analysis software for science classrooms is the winner of the 2017 SIIA CODiE Award in theBest Science Instructional Solutioncategory.

In its 34th year, the SIIA CODiE Awards is the software and information industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program recognizing product excellence. A CODiE Award win for education companies is an especially prestigious honor, as each award winner is selected by a combination of educators who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from among all nominees, and SIIA member-company peers who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.

SPARKvue beat out six other finalists in the Best Science Instructional Solution category, one of 34 education technology categories this year, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models.

Just three months ago, PASCO received the Product Innovation Award for STEM in the international GESS Education Awards competition. According to company founder Paul Stokstad, this combination of highly coveted international awards is proof that PASCO Scientific provides educators with the best, most innovative, effective and affordable solutions for science classrooms around the world. “These awards are not only an incredible honor for us, but they completely validate the effectiveness of combining PASCO Scientific data collection tools with hands-on activities to foster inquiry-based learning and deeply engage students in science,” said Stokstad.

Available as a free app for Chromebook, iPad and Android tablets, SPARKvue is a powerful yet easy to use science application that combines rich standards-based content, data collection, visualization, analysis and assessment into one seamless environment. It allows students to perform sensor data analysis — at school or home, with opportunities for reflection using journal snapshots of work as well as written observations — all with the touch of a finger. Free 60-day trials are available for PC and Mac computers as well.

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