Magazine article Technology & Learning

Product: Pulse Smartpen 1GB

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Product: Pulse Smartpen 1GB

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DESCRIPTION: Pen computer.

HOW TO USE IN THE CLASSROOM: Student can use the smartpen to take notes and record what the teacher is saying at the same time. Because the smartpen is also a "computer," it can also act as a calculator. The smartpen would be useful in a foreign language class where the student not only writes down the translation for the word, but could also record the instructor speaking it. in a science or math class, students can write down the solution for a problem and could record the teacher's explanation behind the solution.

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PROS: The device synchronizes the notes being taken with the audio that is recorded, By tapping anywhere on the written page, the student can recall the audio that coincides with the written notes at that point. It automatically translates a small set of words from the numbers zero to nine from English into Spanish, Swedish, Arabic, or Mandarin. By writing a word in English in their notebooks, students can see and hear correct translations from the Pulse smartpen. …

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