For years, students have taped lectures to make sure they don’t miss anything important when taking notes. The problem with this is for every hour spent in class, you spend an hour listening outside of class. It’s either that, or you spend an hour trying to find the spot on the tape that you really need to hear again. Fortunately, technology has made this task so much easier!
Enter, the Livescribe Pulse smartpen. This amazing pen takes all the pain out of note taking. No longer do you need to search for just the right spot on the tape because with the Smartpen, all you need to do is touch the spot on the paper where you were writing, and the pen plays back what was being said in class at that time. The recording can be uploaded to your computer and saved for later.
I show this technology to every senior I teach and loan mine to those who really need it in my class. Once they try it, they are definitely “hooked”! If you have a student who has difficulty taking notes from lecture, I recommend that you direct them to the Livescribe website where they can see a video of the technology.