MacMillan Learning Launches Handheld Physics Tool

E = mc² Publishing-giant-turned-edtech company MacMillan Learning launched “iOLab”—a physics lab tool that CEO Ken Michaels says is a “quantum leap forward” for student engagement in the classroom. Students can use the device to see the real-time data of field-based or classroom lab activities, such as measuring force, acceleration, velocity, displacement, magnetic field, rotation, light, sound, temperature, pressure and voltages.

The product is integrated with Microsoft Office products, includes an app in the Microsoft store, and communicates wirelessly to its software. “The power of the device coupled with the app makes an already dynamic course much more manageable for students,” said Susan Winslow, MacMillan Learning’s managing director. Pricing details were not immediately available.

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