Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I'm a Winner!

Abriendo el pack del Smartpenphoto © 2009 Antonio Domingo | more info (via: Wylio)

I am very excited to be one of the winners of an Echo Smartpen education bundle from Livescribe. To celebrate Teacher Appreciation week Livescribe hosted a contest on Twitter. Winners had to be the first to answer a trivia question about the smartpens. To see all of the winners check out the bios here. Follow them @Livescribek12 because they plan another contest this summer. Their site has many useful and short videos about how to use the pens and suggestions for using them in the most effective ways.
I have written about my desire to use smartpens and now I am thrilled to give it a try. Sixth graders are currently working on booktalk scripts that I hope to turn into pencasts for our state junior book award nominees. I plan to train our teachers on using the device and hope that it will circulate throughout school and help our students learn many different subjects. You do not have to wait on the summer contest because the pen is not outrageously expensive. Last check on Amazon was $121.
Anyone else out there using this nifty tool?


  1. Congratulations! I bought one of these pens to play with after reading how the Daring Librarian has used them in her school library. I plan on including them in my Upstate Technology Conference session this summer.

    Would love to read about how the pencasts go!

  2. Wow! I guess I'm behind the times because this is the first I've heard of Livescribe pens. I'm looking forward to hearing more about them and their use in a school library! : )

  3. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement.
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