What's in the Box When You Purchase the Educator Bundle?
- LiveScribe Smart Pulse Or Echo Pen
- Starter notebook
- extra ink cartridge
- My Script software with the 8GB Echo bundle
Using your LiveScribe Smart Pen
Turn on your pen and open your LiveScribe (LS) book to the inside cover. Use the interactive graphics to...
- Set the date, time, right/left hand settings.
- Note the advance audio features.
- Practice using your pen - try the calculator, change the volume and display brightness level.
- Create and Post Pencast of Lesson - also allows the sharing of lessons with students who are not in class.
- Replace Overhead or Document Camera with LiveScribe
- Have Students Explain a Concept
- Audio Study Guide
- How to make an audio study guide:
- Print out the notes, examples or diagrams on LiveScribe paper
- Attach audio to various parts of the guide.
- Place the guide into a plastic protector sheet or laminate it.
- Students now have a talking Study Guide to review in class.
- How to make an audio study guide:
- Oral Book Report
- Talking Word Wall
Center Based Instruction - Students records their activities at a center and the teacher can then listen/see if the student understood the content. Directions for the center can be recorded by the teacher or classroom volunteer using the LiveScribe pen.
Make Up Work or Quizzes - The teacher records their quiz or assignment and students who are absent get the exact same quiz or instruction and the teacher's presence is not needed.
- Make Up Spelling Test
- Print out a sheet of LiveScribe Paper from LiveScribe Desktop
- Copy your test onto the paper through the copy machine
- Record audio via "dots" before each question
- Student can use headphones and listen through the LS pen to the directions while taking the test.
- Student could record their responses - audio and written responses on the test while taking the test using the LiveScribe pen
- Test could be laminated or put in a protective sleeve to be used over and over while student records responses on another sheet of paper or a bubble sheet.
- Talking Test Using Dot Labels
Paper Calculator - Each pen comes with a fully functional scientific calculator or do simple calculations on the LiveScribe paper. The calculator is printed on the inside front cover of any LiveScribe book. If you don't have a notebook and are working from printed paper you can still use the calculator by...
- Be sure your software and firmware are updated to the newest version.
- Turn the pen on and double tap on the center of the NAV Plus symbol at the bottom of the LiveScribe paper.
- Now write the word calc or C on the paper and begin writing your problem.
- The problem and answer will be displayed on the LED readout.
- Watch a demo of this process - Calculator (calc) HERE and Quick Calc (C) Here (Pulse Pen)
Talking Flashcards - can be applied to most any subject
- Language Talking FlashCards - this example explains how to make English-Spanish vocabulary flashcards
- Science Vocabulary Flashcards
- Math Flashcards for basic math facts, geometric figures, math vocabulary etc.
- Student(s) records explanation on the LiveScribe paper.
- Teacher uploads the pencast to the LiveScribe website or embeds the pencast to another site
- To expand further if you use a site that allows comments such as a wiki or blog students can discuss online the process - compare/contrast, give alternatives...it could also be done this way etc.
Tutorials and Resources
Pen Demo 1
Pen Demo 2 - with peripherals and suggested uses
Screencast: How to embed text into a pencast
PDF Example- pencast with text as watermark image: Sample pencast with embedded text
Step-by-step: How to embed text into a pencast (note that Adobe Professional is required)
LiveScribe K-12 Newsletters
At Your Home School
- Have your Technology Coordinator install the LiveScribe Desktop Software for you. It can be downloaded at: http://livescribe.com Choose Support and then Download Livescribe Desktop - Windows.
- Register your pen using your FCPS email account.
- 500 mb of free online storage
- Allows you to share notes publically or privately
3. Label your tools - Remember to always label which book and charger goes with which pen
- Be sure to practice the naming conventions (school initials, department, pen number) - TJMS Math01, TJMS Math02, TJMS Math03
4. Charge your pen fully through the USB port.
5. Inform students you are recording - post signs, add to course syllabus, add information to your website