Are Number Two Pencils Old Technology?

Number Two Pencils have been the mainstay of writing  forever it seems. The problem is that there are students who struggle with getting the pencil writing dark enough so that they can easily read what they have written. For these students there is a new technology alternative.

There is a truly erasable pen called the Frixion Clicker which is sold under the Pilot label. These pens do erase marks completely. Sometimes the issue is the quality of the paper on which a student is writing. The good news is that students can easily see what they have written. This is especially helpful in math. Students need to show the steps in their work to solving math problems. The darkness of the writing makes each step stand out from the page. This is something to consider using if the student has dyslexia, reading comprehension problems, or vision problems or just likes to see their work more easily.

Questions? Contact Beth Silver at bethcarolsilve@gmail.com or 310-720-0390. Visit Beth’s website at http://www.educationsage.net.

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Dyslexic students can do well with math. If the instruction is specific as to the exact steps to take to do a problem, then a dyslexic student will learn this well and put it into memory for easy retr

There are various forms of dyslexia. One is letter reversals. Another is not being able to hear and pronounce sounds. Leaving out or inserting little words which change the meanings of sentences is al

Parents confirm that Ed Sage School extends human potential. Sara and Tom Gilmartin, parents of a recently graduated eighth grader said, ” At the Ed Sage School, our son has undergone a complete trans