This past week Livescribe exhibited at the annual Texas Computer Education Association Convention and Expo in Austin, TX. Just like Texas, everything about this conference was bigger. The tradeshow floor alone hosted more than 400 companies. A multitude of educators from all over the country participated and attended this unique Ed Tech conference. TCEA gives us the opportunity to connect with these amazing “tech savvy” educators and celebrate their work in the classroom.
This year at TCEA we held a two day “tweet away,” a twitter based sweepstakes to put smartpens in the hands of our educator friends. We asked one question, “How would you use the Livescribe smartpen in your classroom?” With only 140 characters to reply with, the answers we received were simply inspiring.
@jeffreysimms I’m planning to incorporate a pilot program using smartpens for college students with disabilities!
@rogerbilling: Use it to make the kids think I am magic!
@uhohmeagan: I would use it in my masters studies AND create a class p-log…”pen blog!”
@SabinalScience: I plan to use livescribe to differentiate instruction for oral tests and verbal word walls.
@StitchnMaille: I would create pencasts to go alongside my discussions, highlighting texts in specific way
@SabinalScience: I would use a smartpen to administer oral tests to my sped students whose IEP’s require oral test administration
@brwneyes2u: I’d have students see HOW to sound out words with the smartpen
@brend53: I would use a Livescribe smartpen to enhance ESL instruction.
@MicheleHarris3: I would let the kids use them to record and upload lab reports. They could explain each step to help them study.
@csteenst: I would use one to teach other teachers and students how and why to use them.
@AngelynCheatham: with intervention students to promote skills
Unfortunately, we can only have one winner per day. We are proud to announce our Wednesday winner, Jonathan Smith, a special education teacher for fifth through sixth graders. Jonathan plans to use his new smartpen to keep a digital portfolio of student work as well as kid created pencasts for students to review at home. Congratulations @theipodteacher!