I am excited to share some news that I just received via e-mail. I have been accepted into Livescribe Education's Education Ambassador Program (LEAP)!
What is Livescribe?
Livescribe is a low-cost mobile computing or smartpen platform. The Livescribe revolutionizes writing by recording and linking audio to handwriting. In other words, this smartpen provides users with the capabilities of capturing, connectivity, and archiving similar to a mobile computer.
What are the benefits of being a Livescribe Education Ambassador?
After you have been accepted you receive a refurbished Livescribe smartpen and dot-paper notebook, a complimentary registration to their online course "Smartpen 101", K-12 Idea Book, as well as monthly newsletter with new teaching ideas.
In return, you are asked to create and submit a pencast within 30 days showcasing your ideas for how the Livescribe could be used in the classroom.
Can You Become a Livescribe Education Ambassador?
Unfortunately, the Livescribe Education Ambassador Program is currently full. However, if you would like to to be considered for future opportunities, go ahead and fill out their application.
My Ideas & Pencasts - Demonstrating the Benefits of Smartpen Technology for Special Education
As part of this experience being a Livescribe Education Ambassador, I will be blogging about my ideas for using the Livescribe smartpen with students receiving special education and sharing my pencasts here on the Teaching All Students blog. Stay tuned!
Livescribe's Other Education Programs:
1. Livescribe Innovative Teacher of Excellence (LITE) Program - recognizes innovative teachers that use Livescribe products in their classrooms and share their bright ideas.
2. Smartpen Loaner Program - allows educators who present at conferences to borrow a class set of 25 smartpens for demonstration purposes.