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  Session: Technology-Enhanced Teaching Environments
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Free Mobile Device Apps for Data Collection and Analysis
  Meeting: 2015 Winter Meeting: San Diego, California
  Location: N/A
  Time: 5:10PM
  Author: Rebecca E. Vieyra
Triangle Coalition - Albert Einstein Fellowship
(309) 824-8853, rebecca.elizabeth.vieyra@gmail.com
  Co-Author(s): Chrystian Vieyra
  Abstract: Mobile devices are loaded with a host of sensors that can be accessed to collect data using free apps, and data can be easily imported into analysis software. Students often have their own devices, and can use them in the classroom, at home, or on field trips. Physics Toolbox apps (http://goo.gl/MRdRvd) were created for the science classroom by the presenter’s husband for use with her own students, and their use will be demonstrated. Physics Toolbox apps are available for acceleration, magnetic field strength, light intensity, rotational motion, sound intensity, proximity, ambient pressure, relative humidity, and temperature. Lesson ideas and engineering projects associated with NGSS will be presented. See "Analyzing Forces on Amusement Park Rides with Mobile Devices" (March 2014) in The Physics Teacher for the use of apps with amusement park rides. Participants will have the opportunity to request new apps and modifications to existing apps.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: AAPT Winter 2015 Vieyra.pptx

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