SAN ANTONIO, Texas—PASCO scientific today announced that it will optimize its 21st century science solutions for Intel-powered classmate PCs—small, mobile computers developed by Intel specifically to enhance teaching and learning. The solutions will include PASCO’s widely used DataStudio® software for collecting, visualizing and analyzing data. Combined with the award-winning PASPORT® line of sensors and sensor interfaces, teachers and students will use DataStudio on classmate PCs to create and perform experiments in general science, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science and physics at all grade levels.
“PASCO and Intel share a common goal to advance science education worldwide,” said Wayne Grant, Ph.D., PASCO’s chief education officer. “Technology-based science is fundamental to this advancement and Intel-powered classmate PCs offer an opportunity for PASCO to bring its world class, hands-on science inquiry tools to students who may not have had access, until now, to these kinds of tools and resources. In doing so, we can play a pivotal role in making hands-on science learning integral to science education worldwide.”
“Intel-powered classmate PCs are a particularly attractive way for PASCO to extend its educational tools, as they engage children with powerful PC performance in a rugged, student-friendly design,” continued Grant.
Classmate PCs include practical, education-oriented features that improve the learning experience for students, parents, teachers and schools, including student collaboration, information exchange, and review of e-learning materials.
In addition, PASCO has committed to continue to optimize its products for classmate PCs via accepting membership in a newly-formed Intel alliance designed to help member companies develop, optimize and validate educational products for use with the Intel-powered classmate PC. Called the Intel-powered classmate PC Ecosystem Vendor Alliance, the relationship supports Intel’s strategy to establish a sustainable local infrastructure for building 21st century technology skills in education and other markets.
Membership in the Alliance is extended to companies that demonstrates the capacity to provide satisfactory support to end-customers for classmate PCs. “Intel is excited to work with PASCO to bring relevant science education technologies, content and professional development capabilities to classmate PCs.” said Jeff Galinovsky, Regional Manager, classmate PC, Ecosystem Enabling from Intel.