Could "smartpen" improve learning for students with special needs?

08/20/2010 | ZDNet · ZDNet

Livescribe's echo "smartpen" -- which can record and organize what a student writes as well as what is said -- may be particularly useful as an educational tool for students with special needs, education-technology consultant Christopher Dawson writes in this blog post. The device can help students with note-taking and allow teachers to target different learning styles, Dawson suggests. Some teachers are already allowing students with special needs to turn in assignments using "pencasts" they create with the device, he adds.

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