Albert Einstein Academy Charter School

Your name

Michael Jensen

Your role

Education Specialist

Your school name

Albert Einstein Academy Charter School

Describe your school (type, age, location, demographic etc)

K-5, San Diego, very mixed across socio-economic and ethnicity categories.

Did you trial the Exam Reader / Reader initially, if so, what “review process” did you follow and what conclusions did you draw?

Reader – We let the students use the pen first by themselves without any help. Then we explained anything that needed explaining. Our purpose for this was to see how easy it was for them to just pick up and use. If it was easy to use, then it was beneficial for us to get. The students did very well with it the first time through as the pen is very user-friendly.

What do you most like about the Reader Pen?

I like the ease of use and the rate at which it reads words.

Please describe how you are using the Reader Pen?

We use the Reader Pen with our students that struggle to read exams as well as other reading materials that they would need to be autonomous for. It’s ease of use allows me to work with many different students at a time while the ones using the Reader Pens can typically do work on their own.

Please describe how the use of the Reader Pen has affected your students’ (performance, confidence, independence etc.)?

I can see an improvement in their confidence. They are able to access their curriculum better and this improves their confidence. They see the benefit of using it.

Please describe any other areas in school you feel the Reader Pen has helped (staff time savings, school results, cost savings etc)

It has definitely helped me free myself up so that I can work with more students at once. The ease of use with the pen allows for more students to be autonomous. It is great!

How likely are you to recommend the Reader Pen to others?
I am very likely to recommend the Reader Pen to other colleagues. It is a great tool that allows a teacher to spread themselves out across a larger caseload and be effective at the same time.