Assessing Smartpens in Teaching and Learning
An Extended Essay Presented to
Mr. Edward Jay M. Quinto
Mapua Institute of Technology
in partial fulfillment
of the requirements
English for Academic Purposes 2
Reymond A. Alferos
Edward Joshua C. David
Khent A. Mendoza
Joshua P. Par
Sincere gratitude is extended by the researchers to the following who never ceased in helping until this paper is structured:
Their parents and friends for giving them support all throughout the progress in constructing the research paper;
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It helps them in terms of improving their listening skill, augmentative communication, serves as an assistive technology and audio. For blind students it serves as a tactile graphics. One of the problems in using Smartpen is that the Smartpen has no editing functions which makes disadvantageous if used in recording the whole discussion. These findings support that the Smartpen have many applications and impacts that helps in teaching and learning. It can help teachers to record and upload online the discussions in class and helps the students in their homework in every subjects and writing activities online. Future researchers who will have the same agenda should consider pencast on using Smartpen. It is said that using pencast also helps in terms of teaching and learning.
Keywords: Smartpen, Dot paper, Livescribe, Assistive Technology
Technology has come up with different purpose in our lives. It is the reason why the world is turning into more innovative world. Technology has changed our daily lives and especially our educational lives
Technology can be used as a tool in teaching and learning. Using it in teaching and learning is an innovative way to make the life of a student and teacher easier. Technology may be one of the reasons for a student to become more active in learning but on the other side there may also be some issues and problems on using it.
Smartpen is a ballpoint pen with an installed PC and computerized sound recorder. At the point when utilized with an advanced paper, it records what it composes for later transferring to a PC, and synchronizes those notes with any sound it has recorded. This permits clients to replay parts of a tapping so as to record on the notes they were taking at the time the recording was made. Smartpen have the same size and weight of a substantial pen (5/8" x 6 1/8"), and is furnished with a removable ball-point ink cartridge, an amplifier to record sound, a speaker for playback, a little OLED presentation, an infra-red camera, and inward blaze memory that catches written-by hand notes, sound and drawings. The client can decide to record sound notwithstanding the written by hand content. Recorded sound is kept listed with the manually written content—tapping on a composed word begins playback of the recorded sound from that a piece of the recording. The Smartpen permits the establishment of the same number of uses as there is memory, and boats with a few applications. It can work as an adding machine, for instance, or can interpret words.
Due to their preferences and information about technology, the researchers wanted to tackle about a study on Smartpen as a tool in learning.
The researchers aimed to assess Smartpens in teaching and in learning.
Specifically, the researchers wanted to come up with the answers for the following questions:
1) What is a Smartpen?
2) What are the features of Smartpen?
3) What are the possible applications of...