Last Christmas, Michelle Eichelberger, a high school physics, chemistry and physical science teacher at McConnellsburg High School in Pennsylvania, received a 4GB Pulse smartpen as a gift from her husband. As Michelle explains on her glog (an online poster that supports video and audio – see image), she now uses her smartpen to add interactive pencasts to Moodle courses for students. Additionally, she uses it to post meaningful assignments/examples for substitute teachers when she’s out of the classroom.
Professor Chuck Duncan of Kentucky Education Television (KET) supports his Distance Learning Physics using many, many pencasts. These pencasts breathe life and knowledge into his school’s honor’s physics students (and probably many other physics students as well).
Before you watch one of Professor Duncan’s pencasts be sure to take the time to view his First Pencast?: Intro to Pencasting at the top of the page linked to below (or view it here).
Professor Duncan’s pencasts may be found here: http://www.dl.ket.org/physicsap/physicsapPCast/tocPencasts.html
- Chuck was featured along with two others, Julie McLeod and Kathleen Post, for their pioneering efforts in a blog post by Livescribe – Livescribe launches into K-12 education arena with Pulse smartpen
- Chuck’s work with embedding pencasts so elegantly on his website played a critical role in making it possible for anyone to easily embed a pencast into a web page, blog, or wiki either using a tool now provided by Livescribe or the small, medium, large embed tool created by a collaboration of James Dornberg & James Socol (see Jim Dornberg’s inspirational post about the power of collaboration).