Technology screen and progress monitoring presentation
Technology Screen and
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Student Background and Demographics
Phineas is a 6th grade student at Jackson
Heights Middle School
FCAT scores were below grade level
expectations at a rating of a 2.
Receives support facilitation for Mathematics
and Language Arts
Difficulties in work completion, turning in
assignments, staying on task, has trouble
remembering directions and needs consistent
reminders, and organization skills.
Accommodations that Phineas receives are:
extra time on tests
additional instructional time
directions can be read to him for both tests
tests can be taken in small group settings
underlining of key terms and phrases in
variation in instruction.
Description of the Livescribe Echo Smart Pen
Connector for headphones
Micro-USB port to connect
to computer or tablet device
Speaker for playback
How to Use the Livescribe Echo Smart Pen
How to use the device:
The pen works like a normal pen and writes on the Evernote notebook.
As the student writes the pen records the audio that it hears around it.
The student can press the pen on the notes where the student wants to play back the audio from and it can be
for that day or months prior based on the page of notes he clicks on.
The student can then upload to the computer to PDF files his notes where he can add to them or organize
Benefits and Pitfalls to the Use of the
Livescribe Echo Pen…
Increased Student Self Confidence
Student will take on more responsibility
Will help with note-taking
Organization of student’s notes will
Will help with student’s requirement of
repetition of directions
Will help with task completion
Device is costly
Device can be lost, stolen, or broken
Student’s use and interest can wane which
can lead to avoidance to use the device
Requires more intensive training for those
working with the student while he uses the
Requires permission of use from content
course teachers as well as those who might
work with the student to record them and
Use and Permission to Use the Livescribe
Echo Smart Pen…
Will be used in all content
Permission from all content
course teachers and those that
will interact with the student
ESE department instructors
Training, Rules and Procedures, Monitoring
of Use of the LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen…
Training must be given to:
Student’s parents or guardians
Content course instructors
Rules and Procedures must be
developed and student trained on
them for proper use of the device.
Monitoring the use of the device
will be completed by and submitted
to the ESE instructors by:
Parents or guardians
content course instructors
Data Compilation of the Student’s Use of
the Livescribe Echo Smart Pen…
Data will be compiled by:
Student performance: Observations and Grades
Student’s notes: Notebook will be collected for each course and checked for
completion both in written form in the notebook and online in the student’s
Livescribe folder on his laptop computer
Teacher observations will be compiled by written forms to the ESE instructor
of student’s use of the device in class and behavior of following the rules.
Parental conferences will be held to discuss student progress, use of the device
Support facilitator will give observation of the student’s use and behavior with
the device as observed while working with the student.
Progress Monitoring & Success or Failure Plan
for the Livescribe Echo Smart Pen…
Monitoring of Progress will happen:
Biweekly at the start of the student’s use of the program quick observation notations from
those working with the student to monitor the student’s use of the device and to offer
assistance in instances of difficulties.
After each grading period reports will be given and the device’s benefits to student success
will be decided.
Device Success or Failure Plan:
If the device is successful the student will continue to use the device until he improves enough
in meeting his goals that the use of the device is no longer needed
If the device’s use fails to help the student and is no longer a benefit to the student then the
ESE instructor will complete another SETT framework investigation for a different Assistive
Technology device and meet with the IEP team to come up with a new plan for the student.
Example of the use of the Livescribe
Echo Smart Pen Preview…
After this slide a video will be
displayed that looks like the photo
to the left. This is a tutorial on how
to use the pen and suggestions on
ways to take better notes.
This video can be found on
YouTube at the following website
address in case the video has