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Description

SPARKvue is a popular data collection, visualization and analysis application for STEM learning. SPARKvue enables wireless data collection and live data sharing with anyone in the world to unleash the learning experience. In addition to collecting data on your own iPhone and iPad, SPARKvue works across Android phones and tablets, Chromebooks, and Mac and Windows computers.

Capture data from the world around you:
● Graph live sensor data from the world around you in real time—pH, temperature, force, carbon dioxide and much more!
● Connect PASCO’s new wireless Bluetooth Smart sensors directly to your iPad or iPhone—just turn on the sensor and connect right in the app. Nothing could be easier!
● Connect any of 80+ PASCO sensors via our Bluetooth interfaces
● Capture images with the integrated cameras and use SPARKvue’s image analysis capabilities
● Collect and display live data using the onboard accelerometer and sound sensors

Key features:
● Measure and display sensor data in real time
● Display data in a graph, bar graph, analog meter, digits or table
● Build custom displays--mix display types, images, videos, text and assessments (Build feature not available on iPhones due to screen size)
● Analyze data with built-in statistical tools (min, max, mean, standard deviation, count and area)
● Select from 8 different curve fits including linear and quadratic
● Pinch and zoom manipulation of graphs
● Capture and annotate images
● Add videos, photos and GIFs
● Includes 14 preloaded SPARKlab interactive lab activities, plus over 80 more available free online
● Create and export electronic student lab journals
● Integrated with cloud-based file sharing services such as Dropbox and more
● Add assessments including multiple choice, drop down lists, and free text response (not available on iPhones)
● Live data sharing and session sharing across devices--with each student capturing the shared data on their own device for further analysis. Share with the class or even across geographies-in real time.

Designed for science learning:
● Convenient annotation, snapshot and electronic journaling are among the features supporting peer dialogue, classroom presentations, and assessment.
● With SPARKlab interactive lab activities, teachers can blend instructional content, live data collection & analysis, reflection prompts and more, all completely within the SPARKvue environment. Use PASCO free SPARKlabs or build your own!

Common user experience across platforms:
SPARKvue is a member of PASCO’s SPARKscience family, providing the same user experience across all technology environments:
● tablets
● phones
● computers
● interactive whiteboards
No matter what the mix of technology is in the classroom or the school, teachers and students all share the same user experience--placing the learning experience in the forefront and simplifying classroom management.

Where do I get sensors?
PASCO offers over 80 sensors to measure almost anything in the world around you in life, earth and physical sciences plus out in the field exploring the environment. See our newest wireless sensors to measure Temperature, pH, Pressure and Force/Acceleration—all with no need for an expensive interface or wires. Just turn them on and collect data! For purchasing information, see http://pasco.com/sparkvue

Languages:
SPARKvue supports 28 languages. See http://pasco.com/sparkvue for details.

Support:
SPARKvue has an integrated help system, just a touch away with the help icon. Further assistance with SPARKvue or any PASCO product is available free from PASCO Teacher Support.

About PASCO Scientific:
PASCO Scientific brings a rich history of innovation and support for science education, with over 50 years of service to educators around the world.

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Apr 02, 2010 (about 9 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

Dec 23
2018
(Current)
Version 4.1.0

Important Changes in SPARKvue 4.1.0

Change the sign of a sensor.

Manage experiment files directly through SPARKvue on Android and iOS using Manage Files.

Export data and images to the local file system of an Android device.

The Wireless 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor now supports user calibration.

The Wireless Rotary Motion Sensor now supports remote data logging.

Support for the new Wireless Optical Dissolved Oxygen Sensor, Wireless Smart Gate Sensor, Wireless Acceleration/Altimeter Sensor, and Wireless Oxygen Sensor.

Oct 24
2018
Version 4.0.1

Important Changes in SPARKvue 4.0.0
Choose the type of experiment to perform on the Welcome Screen
A Main Menu has been created for frequently used features
A Live Data Bar is now included in experiments
Show only the most recent data run on Line Graph displays
Enable, calibrate, and configure sensors through the new Hardware Setup panel
Share experiment files directly to cloud services like Google Drive and OneDrive

Oct 08
2018
Version 4.0.0

Important Changes in SPARKvue 4.0.0
Choose the type of experiment to perform on the Welcome Screen
A Main Menu has been created for frequently used features
A Live Data Bar is now included in experiments
Show only the most recent data run on Line Graph displays
Enable, calibrate, and configure sensors through the new Hardware Setup panel
Share experiment files directly to cloud services like Google Drive and OneDrive

Jun 27
2018
Version 3.2.1

Quality improvements

Jun 05
2018
Version 3.2.0

Quality improvements

Apr 01
2018
Version 3.1.3

Quality improvements

Mar 06
2018
Version 3.1.2

Quality improvements

Jan 23
2018
Version 3.1.0

- Support for the new Wireless Colorimeter including new Bar Meter Display
- New Smart Run Colors Feature
- Improved Velocity and Acceleration Measurements for Smart Cart and Motion Sensors
- New Multi-plot Display with new Multi- coordinate Tool
- New Quick Start Sensor-based Experiments
- Expanded Experiment Templates

Sep 11
2017
Version 3.0.1

New Graph Display and Tools in 3.0!
3.0.1 adds quality improvements.

Aug 14
2017
Version 3.0.0

New Graph Display and Tools!

Apr 27
2017
Version 2.7.0

Wireless device synchronization
Ion Selective Electrode Support
FFT Support
Smart Fan Accessory Support
Google Drive Integration
Several enhancements and features

Jan 06
2017
Version 2.6.1

•Fixed iPhone dialog layout issue

New features for 2.6.0
•Sensor enable/disable
•In-device calibration
•New light measurements: Irradiance and PAR
•Ohaus balance support
•Data table improvements
•Several enhancements and fixes

Dec 23
2016
Version 2.6.0

•Sensor enable/disable
•In-device calibration
•New light measurements: Irradiance and PAR
•Ohaus balance support
•Data table improvements
•Several enhancements and fixes

Oct 20
2016
Version 2.5.1

SPARKvue improvements with this version:
● Light Sensor support
● Conductivity Sensor support
● General fixes

Jul 18
2016
Version 2.5.0

SPARKvue 2.5 brings new functionality to support an even broader range of high-speed and long-term experiments! New features include:

● Independent Sampling Rates
● PASCO Smart Cart support
● Wireless Voltage and Current sensor support including 100 kHz USB scope mode sampling
● Remote Data Logging and Retrieval
● Data export to csv file
● Journal Snapshots
● More saving and sharing options
● Renaming runs
● AirDrop support

Feb 12
2016
Version 2.4.0

Enables connection to PASCO’s new range of wireless Bluetooth Smart sensors, including temperature, pH, Pressure, and Force-Acceleration, plus our all new AirLink for connecting any existing sensors via Bluetooth.

New streamlined user experience to get to data collection more quickly, including amazingly simple in-app pairing of wireless sensors.

Additional improvements and fixes, including improved Y-axis Lock and addition of Time of Flight support.

Sep 30
2015
Version 2.3.2

Now supports iOS 9

Sep 18
2015
Version 2.3.1

Time of Flight, Free Fall, and Collision added as timing modes for the Smart Gate (PS-2180)

Bug fixes:
- Could not open uploaded .spk experiment files on iPad Air and iPhones
- PS-2117 Drop Counter: the Drop Count and Fluid Volume measurements were misaligned against Drop Count Sample and other sensor measurements
- Text in text box was missing from journal snapshot
- Crashed when sampling at 1000 Hz (550 + voltage/current sensor)
- Crashed when disconnecting and reconnecting interface with analog channel using Signal Generator/Scope

Jul 10
2015
Version 2.3.0

- support for the new 550 Universal Interface
- new oscilloscope and signal generator displays for use with the 550 Universal Interface
- bug fixes

Apr 02
2015
Version 2.2.2

- Added support for the new PASPORT Acceleration/Altimeter Sensor (PS-2136A)
- Added support for the new Water Quality Colorimeter kit chemistry
- Added the Slovak language
- Additional bug fixes

Feb 03
2015
Version 2.2.0

• Supports PASCO scientific’s newest sensors the Polarimeter and Smart Gate
• Added cosine squared and Gaussian curve fits
• Various other bug fixes

Jan 05
2015
Version 2.1.149

Major update for iPhones to bring more enhanced SPARKvue functionality to both iPads and iPhones.

• Added support for Advanced Water Quality sensor
• Added capability to detect available firmware updates for connected interfaces (USB connection to Mac/Windows required to perform the update)
• Added Vietnamese language
• Standardized port 80 as default for all connect sessions
• Additional fixes including enhanced data sharing, calculation support, and other bugs

Nov 24
2012
Version 1.3

This version includes the following:

• Instructions screen

Nov 15
2011
Version 1.2.2

Bug fixes related to the Duration dialog in the Experiment Setup screen, and data collection on iOS 5.

Jan 07
2011
Version 1.2.1

Minor bug fixes.

Dec 17
2010
Version 1.2

• Multiple measurements: All measurements and units for a connected PASPORT sensor are recorded simultaneously and displays allow user to switch between measurements.
• "Open In..." support: Open single runs of data in other apps that support .csv files, like Numbers.
• Data export: now exports data in more standard .zip format for improved compatibility.
• Retina Display support: higher resolution displays.
• Minor bug fixes.

May 21
2010
Version 1.1

•iPad support: SPARKvue is now optimized for use on the iPad, including both landscape and portrait modes, and larger, higher resolution data displays.
•Sample experiments: Four pre-made sample acceleration experiments using the internal accelerometer are now automatically installed.
•Minor bug fixes.

Apr 02
2010
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions
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Total Ratings

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3
4
1
3
1
2
0
1
1
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Total Ratings

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130
4
51
3
59
2
61
1
180