Clifton Roozeboom is the inventor of PocketLab, a technology platform for hands-on science learning. PocketLab is used by tens of thousands of students and educators in 44 different countries and has received recognition from Stanford University, Yale University, ProtoLabs, the New York Museum of Modern Art, and the National Science Foundation. Clifton received his PhD from Stanford University in mechanical engineering. His PhD research was on micro-scale sensors for wireless sensor network applications.
PocketLab is the perfect device for classrooms. Our school is now using PocketLab in our STEM room. These tiny sensors can be attached to just about anything to measure and record scientific data.
In this interview Clifton gives us the background on how PocketLab came to be and the many, many incredible ways they are being used in classrooms from primary all the way through post secondary learning. There are many takeaways in this podcast. You will certainly leave dreaming up ways you and your school can benefit from this affordable, portable sensor.
Mentioned in this podcast:
Earn badges to become an Apple Teacher. My challenge to you!
The Cheery Education Centre in Narobi, Kenya. Support their new school. We did!
PocketLab Sensor for less than $90.
Clifton's favorite book: Thinking Fast and Slow
Clfton's Favorite apps: Google Science Journal and Motion Shot by Sony (Both Free.)
Also, check out Wired Educator Podcasts: 14 with another inventor, Roger Wagner, and episode 38 with Jarius Makimba of Cheery Education Centre in Narobi, Kenya.
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