Lots and Lots of Livescribe

We were lucky enough to start a livescribe pilot project here this year. Participating teachers were provided with two livescribe pens and we will be sharing what we find over the next year. One thing we hadn’t planned on was the move to using a class set of pens to capture student work. Actually, we’re using a half-class set. 15 pens. Students work in partners. So far we’ve done this to collect student work for teacher professional development (and used it to move students learning along). We’ve also had secondary classes create final exam reviews. They worked in pairs and created tutorials on various topics. We then posted these tutorials on a wiki or teacher web page for students to access from home while studying. Below is a quick pencast about some of the things we’ve learned about managing and using a class set.


Different Ways to Demonstrate your Understanding

This is being used for some students.

Sometimes you may get to choose how you want to demonstrate your understanding of a topic or concept. Below are some ideas on ways you may choose to do so.

* Essay
* Research Report
* News Article
* Bitstrips
* Animoto
* Xtranormal
* Video – using any video editing software, digital camcorder, etc.
* Digital storytelling – Voice over images and photos or video clips
* Blog post – using blogging program like edublogs.org, kidblog.org, wordpress.com
* Podcast or audio clip
* Livescribe Pencast
* Website – google sites, yola.com, weebly.com
* Wiki – wikispaces.com
* Pecha Kucha
* Timeline
* Voicethread
* Mind Maps

This is quick discussion outlining some of the benefits and challenges for each method of demonstrating your understanding.