More STEM apps are becoming available with the tactile talking pen and an entire STEM binder is available for $300.00. For those not familiar with the pen the following is from the Touch Graphics website. Reviews of these apps will be completed as they are incorporated into instruction.
Touch Graphics, in collaboration with scientists at the Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, announces the Talking Tactile Pen! This tool achieves a new level of portability and sophistication in audio-tactile interactive computing. As students explore various raised-line and textured images,they touch the tip of a Livescribe Echo pen to any feature they would like to know about. The pen’s on-board computer determines its location on the tactile surface, then plays spoken descriptions through a tiny speaker or headphones. Subsequent taps in the same spot reveal more information. A simple user graphical user interface allows students to adjust volume, hear the previous message again or get help.The following apps are available for use with the tactile talking pen:https://www.perkinselearning.org/accessible-science/talking-tactile-pen
Each app includes a physical sheet and a CD:
- Gulf of Mexico
- Solar System
- Human Brain
- Flowering Plant
- Motor Neuron
- Human Skeleton
- Shark Anatomy
- Periodic Table
- The STEM Binder is available for $300.00
- To order, please use the above link.
- You will be prompted to enter your contact info in order to place your order or to order by phone at 1-800-884-2440