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Business – Economics (Supply and Demand Chart Pencast)

Josh Fassl, an exemplary business education teacher and leader in the Monona Grove School District in Wisconsin, USA, created the “Supply and Demand Chart” pencast below.

More notes + YouTube video versions of pencast are below it.

Original: Supply and Demand Chart (Enlarged version – See note * below)

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I, Tim Fahlberg, gave Josh very little training on the smartpen (something like 5 minutes)**.   I think this is one of the hugely appealing qualities of the smartpen is that to record & share a pencast it takes maybe 20 minutes total of training:  Turn on the Smartpen, write your problem, tap record, explain your problem with writing, tap stop. Sync pen to Livescribe desktop. Upload session to online account.  Share privately or publicly as link to or as embedded video.

*Above I’ve embeded an enlarged (medium sized) version of the original pencast.  The embed code for this was created using James Socol and Jim Dornberg’s  brilliant Pencast Embed tool which was a really great collaborative effort (see Jim’s post “The Power of Collective Intelligence“).

** Okay well I should mention that Josh probably got another 5 minute follow up lesson from his wife Angie who likely showed him how to transfer pencasts up to the Livescribe Desktop and share them online from there.    Angie and another exemplary 4th grade teacher, Amanda Boerboom, both used smartpens last summer to create pencasts/mathcasts that were then converted into highly polished mathcasts by a team for the DLC/OSPI (WA) which were funded by OSPI and the Gates Foundation .  See the Mathcasts Library: 4th Grade – 2.

YouTube video of the same pencast are shown below Read more… Business – Economics (Supply and Demand Chart Pencast)