Jul 27th, 2011 — Roseville, CA

PASCO’s SPARKscience Named “Potential Game Changer” in Education

PASCO’s SPARKscience™ learning environment has landed a coveted spot on EdNET’s Best for 2011 list as one of the top five recipients in the Shining Stars category.

PASCO Scientific today announced that its SPARKscience™ learning environment has landed a coveted spot on EdNET’s Best for 2011 list as one of the top five recipients in the Shining Stars category, which recognizes potential “game changers” in the education marketplace.

“As a 2011 ‘Shining Stars’ recipient, PASCO’s SPARKscience is believed to be one of the superstars of the education marketplace by the EdNET community and the EdNET’s Best panelists,” said Dr. Nelson Heller, President of EdNET, MDR. “Being listed among the EdNET’s Best top five puts you on the shortlist of exemplary offerings in the education industry.”

SPARKscience is a whole new generation of science learning technology. Designed from the ground up to integrate inquiry-based science investigations within a research-based, state-of-the-art learning environment, SPARKscience provides both teacher and student support for success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Key elements of SPARKscience include:

  • Touch-based, intuitive user-interface
  • Media-rich software that enables interactive visualization and analysis
  • Over 70 all-digital sensors to collect immediate real-world data
  • Fully integrated inquiry-based content with assessment
  • Embedded electronic journaling

SPARKscience was also designed for today’s school environments—operating on Windows® and Mac®-based computers, interactive whiteboards, netbooks (such as the Intel-powered classmate PCs), iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, and PASCO’s stand-alone handheld SPARK Science Learning System™.

“It is an honor to have SPARKscience recognized as a potential ‘game changer’ by EdNET’s Best for 2011 Awards,” said Mike Bridge, vice president of market development and strategy at PASCO. “We spoke with over a thousand educators around the world to ensure that SPARKscience would really help schools transform science learning. SPARKscience melds the best of modern technology with best practices in teaching and learning.”

This new recognition program, developed by MDR with the support of Educational Systemics, selected PASCO’s SPARKscience from a large pool of competitive products and services offered in the education marketplace. “Shining Stars” is one of three categories in the program, and recognizes products and services that are “game changers” in education by the EdNET community at large and the EdNET’s Best panelists.

For information on PASCO and SPARKscience, visit pasco.com, or call (800) 772-8700.

About EdNET

EdNET, the education business network, brings recognized industry experts, education business executives, and school leaders together to share insight, explore trends, find opportunities, and build partnerships. The EdNET offerings include EdNET Insight, the decision support service; the EdNET Conference, the “must-attend” education event for leaders in the education market; and the EdNET News Alert, the free weekly e-newsletter, all owned and operated by MDR.

About MDR

For more than 40 years, MDR has been the market’s first choice for marketing information and services for the K-12, higher education, library, early childhood, and related education markets. Powered by the most complete, current, and accurate education databases available in the industry, MDR provides email contacts and deployment, direct mail lists, sales contact and lead solutions, along with social media marketing services and the EdNET community. For more information, call 800.333.8802 or visit http://www.schooldata.com.

PASCO has been designing, developing, and supporting innovative teaching and learning solutions for K–12 and higher education since 1964. PASCO’s team of educators, scientists, educational researchers, engineers, and many others is committed to the advancement of STEM education around the world. Today teachers and students in more than 100 countries use PASCO solutions.

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