Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Introduction to the Course

    • Welcome to the "Get the Best from your PENpal, ClassroomPEN, Magic PEN" course

    • Check What is in the Box

    • See PENpal in Use with Books

    • Frequently Asked Questions

  • 2

    Chapter 2 : Quick Start

    • Switching PENpal On and Off

    • Listening to a dual language book

    • Add New Files to your Pen

    • Change the Audio Output from Private Listening, to Group or Whole Class Listening

    • Changing Languages in a Book

    • Record Your Voice on Every Page

    • Changing Languages in a Multi-lingual Poster

    • Connecting CRPEN to Bluetooth Speakers

    • ClassroomPEN Start, Listen, Record - with Touch Listen Learn and Bilingual Books

    • Chapter 2 - Check Your Understanding (Optional)

  • 3

    Chapter 3: How TalkingPENs work

    • How does the Technology Work?

    • Taking Care of Your Pen

    • How the Files are Organised in the PENs

    • Chapter 3 - Check Your Understanding (Optional)

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Understanding Software for PENs

    • How to download .AP4 files to your Pens WITH FreeLINK

    • How to Download .AP4 files onto Your PENs from the Web WITHOUT FreeLINK

    • Making Voice Recordings Permanent in Blue Light Mode: CreateLINK

    • Chapter 4 - Check Your Understanding (Optional)

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Being creative with your PEN

    • Add Sound to Your Favourite Books

    • Add Recordable Stickers to Comics, Drawings, Posters, Photobooks

    • Making Your Own Talking Minibooks on A4 Paper and Your Home Printer

    • How to Share Your Recordings with Collaborative Learning Activities

    • Multi-lingual Storytelling Kamishibai (desktop) Theatre and PEN - a preview

    • How to use Voice Recorded Graphics Organisers for Oral Notetaking and Rapid Retrieval

    • Chapter 5: Check Your Understanding (Optional)

  • 6

    Chapter 6: Context to the Course

    • Use of PENs in Learning Situations with Children New to English

    • What Mantra Lingua is About

    • Interesting Ways where PENs are being used

  • 7

    Chapter 7: Inspiration - the PENpal in Practice

    • Using Recordable Labels in the Classroom and Beyond

    • Inspiration - Fluency