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A Grant to Enhance Learning

Emmitsburg, Maryland—Mount St. Mary’s University School of Education and Human Services announces Assistant Professor of Education Laura Frazier and Education graduate student Meghan Brown have been awarded one of fourteen grants from the Maryland Society for Educational Technology. 

The grant will fund the department’s purchase of six Livescribe Smart Pens and Notebooks. Initial implementation of the pens and notebooks will occur in Dr. Frazier’s Technology for Learning graduate course, and education faculty will have access to the pens for other courses.

“The pens will be used by education faculty to model best practices for teaching with technology to their students,” says Dr. Frazier. “They will also be used by education students in their coursework as a tool for differentiated instruction; thereby preparing them for use during internship experiences in K-12 schools,”

Livescribe Smart Pens technology allows the user to write notes and record audio during class while simultaneously creating a file of text of notes taken for later reference.  The notes can be accessed on a mobile device, tablet, laptop or personal computer.

MSET, an organizational affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education, promotes the improvement of the teaching-learning process through effective computer education program development, to promote the integration of computer application into curricular areas, and to foster and promote excellence in computer utilization in the schools of Maryland.

“In order to model the meaningful integration of technology for our teacher candidates, teacher educators must have state-of-the art technology available to them,” says Dean Barbara Martin Palmer, “The grant will increase our technology holdings, and this is one of the Education Department's technology plan goals.”

For more information on the Mount’s Department of Education, please visit School of Education and Human Services.   

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