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Your presenter holly de leon vp k12 division
Your Presenter: Holly De Leon, VP K12 Division

  • My contact information:

    • 512-924-8550 cell

    • 512-916-9801 office

  • Background: Speech/Language Pathology; Special Education

  • Developed K12 Divisions for LeapFrog, American Reading Company, Sed de Saber, Livescribe

  • Agenda

    • Overview of Smartpen and Dot Paper

    • Module 1: Record and Playback

    • Module 2: Save and Search

    • Module 3: Send and Share

    • Module 4: Customize and Expand

    • Module 5: Plan for Use


    Our objective in education
    Our Objective in Education

    We can impact this part

    Time Spent Learning

    Degree of Learning


    Time Needed to Learn

    Staff development for smartpen

    Who Is Using the Smartpen in Education?

    Pen & Paper

    Pencast Sharing

    Store on Computer





    Livescribe s paper based computing platform
    Livescribe’s Paper-based Computing Platform


    Livescribe Desktop

    Applications and SDK

    Pencasts and Community


    Module 1 record and playback
    Module 1: Record and Playback

    Smartpen Features

    Dot Positioning System


    Paper Replay



    Staff development for smartpen

    What is a SMARTPEN?

    How Is It Being Used in Education?

    Dot-Paper = Dot Positioning System

    Captures/stores your writing

    Captures/stores audio, linking to writing

    Pencast Sharing

    Pen & Dot-Paper

    Store on Computer =



    Binaural recording
    Binaural Recording

    • Binaural is to the ears what binocular is to the eyes

      • – Stereo recording, but better

      • – The highest fidelity recording system available

        • Far field recording challenge

      • – Binaural summation produces a 10dB boost…which is the perceptual equivalent of asking someone to speak up

        • Benefits of spatial audio

      • – 3-dimensional sound produces a strong sense of presence

      • – Allows the listener to distinguish voices based on location and to selectively tune out unwanted sounds

      • – Note: binaural microphones are required to record spatial audio, but any earphones can play the 3D recordings back

    Dot positioning system
    Dot Positioning System

    • Two-Dimensional Barcode

      • Camera in pen tip reads 6 x 6 dot region

      • Each dot can have 1 of 4 positions

      • 4^36 = 4.72 x 10^21

      • Practically speaking, that’s > 7 trillion unique notebook pages

    Notebooks buy from us or print your own
    Notebooks- Buy From Us or Print Your Own


    Flip Notepad


    3 Subject Notebook

    Single Subject


    Black Journal


    Audio controls
    Audio Controls

    • Nav Plus

    • Record-Pause-Stop

    • Jump Forward/Back

    • Bookmark

    • Position Bar

    • Playback Speed

    • Volume

    Module 2 save and search
    Module 2: Save and Search

    • Docking Smartpen

    • Livescribe Desktop Software

    • Notebooks & Pens

    • Pages & Audio

    • Custom Notebooks

    • Search Function



    Staff development for smartpen

    Docking Smartpen

    Docking Cradle for Pulse smartpen

    Micro USB Cable for Echo smartpen

    Livescribe desktop features
    Livescribe Desktop Features

    Pen Name &



    Custom Notebooks


    Pencasts audio annotated animated diagrams
    Pencasts: Audio-Annotated Animated Diagrams

    • • Share it with one…or everyone

      • – Livescribe Community

      • – Embedded in web pages

    • • Non-linear access through ink

    • If a picture is worth a thousand words

    • – Capture sequence and oral description

      • Content authoring made easy

      • – Turn the smartpen on and tap Record

        • Talk while your write and draw

        • Tap Stop

    Module 3 send and share
    Module 3: Send and Share

    • Share Button

    • Livescribe On Line

    • .pencast file

    • Send to iPad or iPhone

    • Send Custom Notebook



    Livescribe community with 500mb of free space
    Livescribe Community (with 500MB of free space)

    My livescribe on the apple ipad iphone itouch
    My Livescribe on the Apple iPad, iPhone, iTouch

    Do More With the Information You Capture

    • View and download your pencasts from your Livescribe Online account

    • Play pencasts on an iPhone, iPad, or iTouch

    • Share pencasts with others

    • Native, high-resolution iPad support


    Staff development for smartpen

    Student Pencasts

    • Telling a story with pictures

    • Sequencing

    • Oral language practice

    • Incorporate art into lessons

    • Create a comic strip with different character voices

    • Recall steps in a science experiment

    • Check for reading comprehension


    Pencast power what can be accomplished with a single pencast
    PENCAST POWER – What Can Be Accomplished With A Single Pencast?

    Lesson Archive

    Create custom folders for all lessons by date, by standard

    Lesson Delivery

    Record in class using doc cam

    Pre-record – deliver as a pencast

    Student Review

    Send to classroom computer for student review of lesson

    Parent Pencasts

    Send to parents so they know how lesson was delivered in class

    Share With Students



    >Alternative Schools

    Collaborate With Colleagues

    Create “Promising Practices” portal

    New Teacher mentoring

    Embedded Staff Development


    Seamless Integration of Technology in the Classroom


    Audio Study Guides

    Making content accessible to ALL students needing additional reinforcement

    Content can be printed on dot paper
    Content Can Be Printed on Dot-Paper

    • Create Audio Study Guide

    • Dot paper in print tray

    • Print content on paper

    • Record audio

      • Tap –record-

      • Speak as you are making audio dot

      • Tap –stop-

    Audio dots can be attached to any surface
    Audio Dots Can Be Attached to ANY Surface

    Interactive Maps

    Audio-enabled Books

    Child-to-Child Program

    Celebrity Reader Program

    Talking Word Wall


    Seamless Integration of Technology in the Classroom


    Administrative Uses




    In class observations of students or teachers
    In-Class Observations of Students or Teachers

    Capture audio linked with observational notations

    In class observations of students or teachers1
    In-Class Observations of Students or Teachers

    (Stallings, Needles, & Sparks, 1987)

    Ideas supplied from educators around the world www livescribek12 com
    Ideas Supplied From Educators Around the

    Audio Study GuideThink-Aloud Math Problems- /

    Students use the Pulse pen and notebook to work their math problems as they describe verbally the math process they are using. The teacher is able to listen to the child’s process to determine any gaps in the student’s understanding of the math concept.

    Dynamic Dictionary – (from Eric Martini, Runanga School, New Zealand)

    Students write unfamiliar words in their “Dictionary” and then research to find its meaning. To reinforce their learning, they write keywords or draw some visual cues, and then use the smartpen to record audio of their understanding and meaning of the word, how it is used, and tips on pronunciation for difficult words. Students then review and self assess.

    Chemistry Pencasts for Student Review

    Dr. Daniel Stasko, a Natural & Applied Sciences Professor at the University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College, has been capturing chemistry lectures using a Livescribe Pulse Smartpen for over a year now and sharing them as pencasts with his students.

    Student use
    Student Use

    Teacher In My Pocket


    Oral Practice (debate, plays)

    Oral Reports



    Notetaking is important
    Notetaking is Important

    • In-class notetaking is pervasive

      • – 99% of college students take notes (Palmatier & Bennett, 1974)

        • Notetaking is more predictive of class performance than class attendance or critical thinking (Worth, 2000)

        • The primary benefit of notetaking comes from the review of notes

      • – There was no difference in performance between students who took notes but did not review them and students who neither took nor reviewed notes (Hartley, 1983; Kiewra, 1985 & 1989)

    • Unfortunately, conventional notetaking practice produces notes that are incomplete and ineffectively organized (Bretzin & Kulhavy, 1981; Kiewra & Benton, 1988)

    Notetaking is difficult
    Notetaking is Difficult

    Piolat, A., Olive, T, & Kellogg, R. T. (2005). Cognitive effort during note taking. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 19, 291-312.

    Solution teacher in my pocket
    Solution: Teacher in My Pocket

    • Access to classroom instruction any time, any place, as many repetitions as needed

    • Allows student to listen in class rather than frantically trying to capture every word in lesson – Teacher speaks at 150 words/min, we write at 40 words/min

    Levels the playing field

    Each student can process the information and take notes in their own way

    Our postings from users in the classroom
    Our “Postings” From Users In the Classroom

    “In 20 years of teaching, nothing has actually changed my teaching methods more than this smartpen. I have students who have gone from an F to a B simply by reviewing my prior lessons.”

    AP Teacher of the Year 2009

    “In 3 years time, I will have this smartpen in the hands of every administrator, teacher, and student in the district.”

    Assistant Superintendent – NY

    "The pen is a more complete classroom or an extension of the classroom learning doesn't end when the bell rings"Carly Rody, Science Teacher

    You have started down the path. What will be YOUR next step?

    Frequently asked questions
    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Do you have handwriting to text transcription?

    • Can I print a form onto Livescribe dot paper, fill it out and then upload the information to my computer?

    • Can I embed my pencast into my blog site?

    • Can I use an external speaker with my smartpen?

    • Does the smartpen work for people that are left handed?

    • Do I have to buy Livescribe notebooks or can I print my own paper?

    • No ink is flowing from the cartridge?

    • How long does the battery last per charge?

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    Important Numbers to Note:

    K-12 Education Support Line – Brian Kaliher, Lead


    Holly De Leon

    Vice President, K-12 Division

    510-777-0071 X 1348