Pivot Interactives Announces New Iris™ Technology to Increase Students’ Active Phenomena-Based Learning


(May12, 2022) — Pivot Interactives introduces a brand new set of instruments, Iris™, which make studying important science ideas—corresponding to warmth switch, Beer’s Regulation, gentle emission, inhabitants density, temperature (infrared and blackbody), pH, and wavelength—accessible to college students no matter classroom tools or instructing expertise. With this new patent-pending assortment of colour and lightweight measuring instruments, college students can now take quantitative measurements of colour & gentle for themselves straight from info encoded in a video inside an online browser.

“Making measurements utilizing gentle is a basic observe of science. From optical measurements made by microbiologists to the sunshine gathered by highly effective telescopes, gentle, and color-based measurements are on the coronary heart of science at each scale,” says Peter Bohacek, CEO and Founding father of Pivot Interactives. “However light- and color-based measurements are usually out of attain within the classroom, restricted to costly and sophisticated tools. Pivot Interactives brings the facility of light- and color-based measurements to college students’ fingertips. Because the chief in utilizing interactive movies for science schooling, we’re thrilled to be the primary to make the facility of light- and color-based measurements accessible to lecture rooms in all places.”

Iris know-how addresses three important points that science lecture rooms face:

●      Having the tools, time, and experience to research scientific information, like quantitative colour and lightweight measurements.

●      Utilizing real-world phenomena to outline issues, develop fashions, plan investigations, analyze information, and interpret and talk info as outlined in NGSS.

●      Partaking college students with phenomena and the science practices throughout the educational cycle, from introduction by means of evaluation.

Cerise Cauthron, science division chair at Georgetown Center/Excessive Faculty in Georgetown, Massachusetts, commented on the brand new Iris set of instruments from Pivot Interactives: “As science division chair, I see Iris being worthwhile throughout science topics and grade ranges. By means of the grade ranges, college students can use the identical phenomena to repeatedly construct on information & expertise. I’m excited to make use of it in our district to empower lecturers to make use of extra phenomena and science practices in content material areas and elements of the educational cycle the place they have been beforehand constrained by time or tools.”

Lecturers might entry Iris instruments by means of the Pivot Interactives license, which integrates with a number of studying administration programs, together with Canvas, Blackboard Be taught, and D2L Brightspace. Pivot Interactives has achieved the IMS World Studying Instruments Interoperability® (LTI)® Certification and IMS TrustEd App for information privateness. Educators might discover trainer and district pricing here. They might attempt an exercise without cost utilizing the brand new Iris know-how here and look at the rising library of actions utilizing the new Iris technology here.

About Pivot Interactives
Pivot Interactives, Inc. creates and develops dynamic instruments to actively interact college students within the exploration of scientific phenomena, whereas creating their expertise within the science practices. Peter Bohacek, CEO of Pivot and physics trainer, and Matthew Vonk, Chief Science Officer for Pivot and physics professor, based Pivot Interactives by creating a library of interactive video-based actions funded partly by a grant from the Nationwide Science Basis (NSF). The co-founders started working in 2012 with their very own college students to develop direct measurement movies that permit lecturers and college students to interrupt out of the classroom constraints. Now, lecturers worldwide are utilizing Pivot Interactives to have interaction over 1 million college students with phenomena and science practices. Pivot Interactives, an award-winning platform, continues to innovate to revolutionize science schooling as a result of science has the facility to alter lives.

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