Suggestions for Educators
How should I use LiveInk in the classroom?
1. Writing Tool:Students use ClipRead to better proof their own essays. The Live Ink formatting helps highlight punctuation and grammatical errors. It also encourages out-loud reading, so students begin to recognize problems with the flow of their writing.
2. Grammar Tool:Teachers project Live Ink formatted sentences to help students better understand grammatical structures, parts of speech, phrase boundaries, and the like. Repeated exposure to Live Ink has fostered greater reading fluency, which signals a more intuitive semantic awareness.
3. Reading Tool:Teachers with access to computer labs can save selected text as an *.liv file, place it in a shared folder, and have students open it using their ClipRead applications OFFLINE. This way the instructor can pre-select text and an entire class can experience the benefits of Live Ink formatting without the distractions of an online environment.
4. Supplemental Curriculum:Multiple-entry Live Ink books can be fabricated for special projects. For example, one 9th-grade social studies teacher asked us to convert selections from a variety of classic authors and philosophers (Homer, Aristotle, Dante, Kant, Rousseau) to supplement his basic textbook. Live Ink formatting enabled this teacher to expose his students to primary source materials that previously he had considered inaccessible.
If you have similar projects in mind, or other suggestions on how to use Live Ink in the classroom, please contact us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.