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It’s not often we pitch product directly via our blog, but given its the last month of the financial year in Australia I feel it’s worth while letting our readers know about the special offers we have available. If you’re looking for some extra pens for the office or the classroom, now’s the time to do it. What are the Offers? Firstly, we’ve got the 4GB Echo and the 8GB Pro Pack at well below RRP. You can save $50 on the 4GB Echo – down from $219 to $169, whilst you can save $70 on the 8GB Pro Pack

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Earlier today we announced the launch of the Livescribe Education Ambassador Program (LEAP). LEAP was first introduced in the US last year, so it’s exciting to be the first international market with this program. What is LEAP? LEAP is a program designed to help teachers and educators use smartpens as part of an interactive learning environment. We basically looking for ambassadors who want to use the smartpen in a learning environment and who will be willing to share pencast stories about how Livescribe smartpens are having an impact on teaching and learning. The program basics include: Teachers (who register interest)

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During the week of 5 September, I’ll be in Auckland and Wellington and I’m available to visit local schools and university’s to talk about how Livescribe Smartpens are helping the learning experience for teachers and students across the education spectrum. Over the past 3 years I’ve personally visited close to 100 schools, TAFE’s, and Universities around Australia, sharing experiences and helping teachers, students, and parents, understand the benefits that the Livescribe Smartpen brings to the classroom. Livescribe Smartpens are helping students learn anytime, anywhere through the simple act of writing, listening, and recalling key lesson content. Special Needs and Non-English

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This video is from a school in Collier County Florida. Bill Shulte, District Special Education Instructional Tech Specialist, brought Livescribe to his school to support special education students. As Bill and his co-workers discuss in the video, the program has grown in the past year to support a much larger number of students across all tiers of intervention. Here in Australia, we’re seeing more and more examples like this school district. At Smartpen, we’ve now got a comprehensive set of training and education resources available for Australian and New Zealand schools – if you’d like more information, please let me

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A few days ago I posted some examples of how the Pulse Smartpen is being used in education. Here is another example of how students and teachers are collaborating around learning content. In this example, a teacher is creating homework tutorials for students in his physics class. This type of example is what we’re seeing emerge here in Australia, as more and more teachers are using the Pencast functionality from Livescribe to deliver assistance to students outside the classroom. There are a variety of ways Livescribe Pencasts can be shared including embedding the content into collaborative tools like Moodle. Tagged:

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