Beaverton, OR – December 1, 2005 – Vernier Software & Technology’s new version of the award-winning Logger Pro 3 data-collection program removes language barriers to educators teaching science to English-language learners. By presenting software functions in four foreign languages, Logger Pro 3.4 enables ELL students to fully participate in lab activities and learn science in their native language.
With the purchase of one Logger Pro 3.4 CD, teachers can provide real-time graphing, analytical functions and hands-on learning in English, Spanish, German, French and Italian. Students can also access the software’s sample videos and experiment files in any of these languages.
“According to the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, allowing English-language learners to use their native language in the classroom improves both their academic performance, as well as their English language development,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. “Instead of struggling to interpret mathematical or scientific terms, students can concentrate on their academic skills, establishing a foundation for success as they move on to higher grades and more challenging content.”
Logger Pro 3.4 lets students and educators collect and analyze scientific data from a wide variety of sources. In addition to Logitech web cameras and the Bodelin ProScope, the program gathers data from the following sources: TI graphing calculators; Palm OS handhelds; data-collection interfaces such as the Vernier LabPro, Go! Motion, Go! Link, and Go! Temp; Ohaus Scout balances; imported videos and jpg files; and manual keyboard entry.
The software is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X systems. The site license covers all computers in a school or a college department, including students’ personal computers, allowing for broad use of the software and a lower total cost of ownership.
Logger Pro 3 has been awarded eSchool News’ Reader’s Choice Award, Technology & Learning’s Award of Excellence and the Worldidac product choice award.
Pricing and Availability
The Logger Pro 3.4 software is available for $159. The upgrade to Logger Pro 3.4 is free to users of any Logger Pro 3 version and is only $50 for users upgrading from earlier versions such as Logger Pro or Logger Pro 2. Multiple languages including, German, Italian, Frech and Spanish are included with purchase of Logger Pro. Current customers can visit www.vernier.com/loggerpro for more information and to download the update, while prospective buyers can download a free demonstration version.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been an innovator of data-collection technology for 25 years. Creating easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and software, their products can be found in education from elementary school to college. Vernier helps teachers enhance their science curriculum, increase learning and build students’ critical thinking skills. For more information visit www.vernier.com.