Karen Adkins and Stephanie Hammonds – ARI Innovations Mini Grant

Karen Adkins and Stephanie Hammonds – ARI Innovations Mini Grant

Biography

Our presentation will demonstrate how the Livescribe Sky Wifi Smartpen and the Wizcom Reading Pen 2 may be used to enhance vocabulary development. Prior to using the Smartpens, students were given pre-tests to assess word reading and word comprehension using lists from their content area textbooks. Students were then taught to use the pen store ad and study words and also access the same text and audio files using Evernote on computers or other personal devices, such as smartphones or tablets. Post-tests were given to assess progress. Also, students were provided with instruction in using the Reading Pen 2 and were given opportunities to use the device to read unfamiliar words when reading texts independently.