Grants in action: Livescribe Pens
Last year the HVEF granted CHS English teacher Andrew Paull funds to purchase Livescribe Pens.
A Livescribe pen
The Livescribe Smartpen is a new technology that allows students to record audio as they take written notes. Students can then review their notes and easily access the audio that corresponds to the exact moment they wrote their note. Students can also export their notes for public viewing in the form of “pencasts”. The purposes of this project are to 1) teach students effective note-taking skills via modeling, 2) provide supplemental notes for struggling students or students whose IEPs require them, and 3) to teach students 21st Century skills involved in uploading/downloading notes and audio, interacting with electronic notes and audio, and using the technology for creative purposes. Read more about the Livescribe pens and their use in Mr. Paull’s classroom here