smartpenI Love the Lightscribe 3 SmartPen!

The SmartPen is one of the top tools I have seen to help students succeed. Now on its third generation it is just getting better and better. But I get questions all the time when people see me using it. “How does it work?” “Why are you using it?” “What is that thing?” I actually received one as a gift by one of our clients and I couldn’t be happier with it. But remember, this is a tool and I am all for technology assisting learning. But as with any tool, it is only as good as how and if you use it!

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First, why do I like this device so much:

  • Send your notes to your email
  • Send notes to Evernote
  • Send notes to your computer
  • Write Notes and Record Audio – Sync your Notes with the Lecture!!!

Ok, so lets watch this review. This really shows how cool this is.

The Livescribe 3 SmartPen is not for everyone. This video from Buzzfeed shows them using it and thinking it is cool, but it isn’t practical for day to day activities. Why would you use it for a grocery list or something mundane. This is really a high end student tool for taking notes or organizing information. (Although edited, there is a reference to male anatomy in the video, if you wish to skip it.)

So, if you really are interested (and you should be) here is a quick tutorial. This will show you how easy it is to use!

This is a great tool for taking notes in class. Get it at amazon and get the pads in the sizes you like!

Right at $200 for it, so it is a little pricey, but it is a great tool for the student who needs a little help taking notes.

Here is a direct link:

http://www.amazon.com/Livescribe-Smartpen-Android-Tablets-Smartphones/dp/B00FONJDZ6/

 

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