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Coeur d'Alene School District Selects Tech from Pasco to Help Students Achieve Scientific Literacy

Coeur d’Alene Public Schools (CDPS) in Idaho has selected wireless technology and software from ed tech company Pasco to help all students in grades 6 through 8 to achieve scientific literacy.

The CDPS has begun using Pasco Scientific’s wireless sensors to assist in inquiry-based experiential learning and lab-based projects. By simplifying lab setup and removing the clutter of cables, the sensors allow students to perform experiments that were difficult or impossible before and spend more time exploring, according to a news release.

With prices starting at $39, the wireless sensors are considered affordable and help schools save money by eliminating the need for a separate device to connect sensors to a computer, tablet or smartphone. Students can simply transmit the data directly from the wireless sensor to their device.

Pasco Scientific’s “materials are user friendly, the quality of the equipment is top notch, and everything integrates seamlessly with our Chromebooks,” said Mike Nelson, director of curriculum and assessment for CDPS, in a statement. “When we did our first training in August, even the most reticent of our teachers was energized and saw the potential of the sensors to dramatically improve instruction and learning in our schools.”

Pasco is based in Roseville, CA. For more information about Pasco and its products, visit the company’s website.

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Richard Chang is associate editor of THE Journal. He can be reached at rchang@1105media.com.

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