A big thanks for all the help and support you provided – I want to take some time to say a big thanks for all the help and support you provided me to select the best equipment in order to make the best possible use of the funds available. It is really exceptional that you happily connected with me multiple times even during the weekend and was always motivated to help. Please accept my big thanks for this.
Gurpreet Sidhu | Physics Instructor | University College of North | The Pas, MB
Wireless Spectrometer Big Hit With Students – PASCO’s wireless spectrometer has been utilized very well by our earth science and physical science teachers. It’s an excellent piece of equipment and we have very much enjoyed its addition to enriching our classroom. It definitely brings students to a higher level of understanding wave interaction at a molecular level.
Matt Tumbach | Secondary Instructional Technology Leader | Tommy Douglas Collegiate | Saskatoon, SK
Excellent Smart Cart – I thought the cart was excellent. The quick sampling rate for force will be very useful for momentum and collision labs we do. I’m recommending we include this in our order for next school year.
Reed Jeffrey | Science Department Head | Upper Canada College | Toronto ON
Your lab equipment is of the highest quality and technical support is always there to help. During the 25 years we have used a wide array of lab equipment including computer interfacing. Your Pasco line has a high profile in our lab and will continue to do so far into the future.
Bob Chin | Lab Technician | Kwantlen Polytechnic University | Surrey, BC
Datalogging Activities are Cross-Curricular
Throughout the province of Nova Scotia, PASCO’s probeware technology has been merged with the rollout of the new P-6 curriculum. We chose a number of sensors for use with our project-based activities. Both the functionality and mobility of PASCO’s dataloggers enable students to collect authentic, real-world data, test their hypotheses and build knowledge.
What we find important to a successful implementation and adoption by teachers is showing that the probes are not a ‘standalone technology’. The datalogging activities are very cross-curricular and can incorporate math, english, science, and geography outcomes.
We are excited to learn more about PASCO’s new weather sensor because our students enjoy projects where they can share and compare their data with weather stations from around the world and be part of a global community.
Mark Richards | Technology Integration Consultant | Annapolis Valley R.S.B. | Nova Scotia
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“Soon, our students will become producers of content rather than simply consumers of content.”
I began my career teaching grades 8 to 10 Science in the Anglophone East School District. It is during this time that my students and I created an online science show called Down 2 A Science. This online platform was an effort to provide a better understanding of science concepts to students around the world. It was during this time that I realized that conventional teaching techniques were a thing of the past.
Over the past few years, I took on the role of Technology Mentor for the district, and more recently as the Educational Support Teacher for STEM supporting K to 12 in our 37 schools, a role that focuses on what I had been practicing in my classroom for so many years, that in order to make learning memorable, you must make it personal. In this role I continue my efforts to promote and share various teaching strategies and tools through professional learning sessions as well as online tutorial videos shared on our district iTunes Courses as well as through blogs and social media.
In 2017, I was named an Apple Distinguished Educator and have been fortunate enough to present at conferences both locally and around the world, sharing my passion for embedding technology into classrooms.
I have dedicated my teaching career to encouraging students to follow their passion. This has led me to implement an annual district event known as the STEM East Expo where hundreds of students showcase projects focusing on their personal interests while solving a problem.
My focus as a professional in the education system has always been to provide opportunities for our students to learn through exploration, using real world tools and applications, instead of merely being receivers of the information. Soon, our students will become producers of content rather than simply consumers of content.