Sky Wifi Smartpen Pilot Program Launch: Evaluating Uses and Impact on Learning10/29/12
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Today we’re excited to announce the consumer launch of our Sky wifi smartpen, the first digital pen to use WiFi technology and cloud services. Over the next few months, we’ll be engaged in extensive pilot programs with select school districts and higher education institutions to assess use cases and the impact of Sky both in and out of the classroom. The results of the pilot program will influence education bundles, training, and additional services. We’ll officially launch the Sky wifi smartpen for the education market in early 2013.
The Sky wifi smartpen digitally captures everything students, teachers, or administrators hear, write, or draw on paper and allows them to tap on the ink to hear the lecture play back from that exact moment. This allows students to listen to a teacher’s explanation of a difficult concept or new material as many times as they need. Teachers can take advantage of the new technology by recording pencasts and posting them to their class blog or website.
Sky automatically and wirelessly sends information, along with any synced audio, to Evernote. From their personal Evernote accounts, teachers and students have immediate access to play back, review, search, organize, and share notes from their computers, tablets, smartphones, or the web, so notes and other materials are available any time, anywhere.
“The Sky wifi smartpen makes it easy for educators and students to collaborate, and the new ability to sync to Evernote will allow for teachers to try interesting new projects with their classes such as digital portfolios,” said Janet Sankar, director of education at Livescribe who leads our webinar series. “With our pilot programs in K12 and higher education, we look forward to learning more about how our pilot schools utilize the Sky wifi smartpen in their classrooms.”
Check our blog for updates on our pilot programs, and digital portfolios students can create using the Sky wifi smartpen and Evernote!