For reluctant writers, introduce novel or unexpected materials and supports. Try old typewriters, novelty or colored pencils, voice-activated software or story starters.

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DAY 10: Livescribe Smartpen

Posted on December 10, 2011 in News

The Livescribe Smartpen isn’t for every student, but it can be a live saver for those with organization, writing, or memory problems.

This pen records everything you hear and write, while linking your audio recordings to your notes. Learners can get quick access to these notes later by simply tapping on their handwritten notes either on Livescribe paper, on a computer, or on a mobile device.

Not sure how this technology would look or be used in a classroom? Read the New York Times article for a nice story on the product.


  1. From Julie Mecikalski on 11 Dec 2011

    I love the Livescribe Smartpen. I use it for tests. When the students have a test in their general education classes, I would copy the test onto the Smartpen paper and then read and record the test onto the Smartpen. This works great for my students who need to have their tests read to them.