Papershow – a pen with a difference
Papershow comprises a special pen equipped with a miniature camera and a bluetooth transmitter; a USB ‘dongle’ for your PC or laptop; and a pack of paper preprinted with tiny dots. It allows you to transmit whatever you (or your students) write or draw on the paper to the PC so that this is projected at the front of the classroom.
We’ve been doing some initial testing and the device works amazingly well. It offers a range of possibilities in the classroom, especially with regard to allowing students from wherever they’re sitting to annotate images or diagrams that you can print in advance onto the special paper. If you’d like a demonstration, or to try it out for yourself, just get in touch via email: c.f.g.shields [at] lboro.ac.uk .