[Athen] Digital pen for LD/HOH?

Brian Richwine blrichwine at gmail.com
Sun Aug 3 14:34:25 PDT 2008

I'm curious is anyone has tried Microsoft's OneNote for this? Especially for
those who have poor handwriting or prefer to type. I've heard that OneNote
does a similar thing as it records audio can sync it to the notes as they
are typed.

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 2:31 PM, Kerri Hicks <kerri.hicks at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 1:23 PM, Gaeir Dietrich <gdietrich at htctu.net>

> wrote:

> > I will be very interested to hear your students' actual experiences. What

> I

> > have heard so far is that although these pens sound like a wonderful

> idea,

> > they don't seem to work so well in practice. It is quite possible,

> however,

> > that in those other cases there was a lack of understanding about how the

> > technology actually works. Please keep us posted.


> Hi Gaeir.


> Here's a sample I did this afternoon. I listened to a recipe on

> VideoJug, and took notes while the announcer was explaining the

> procedure.



> http://www.livescribe.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/LDApp.woa/wa/MLSOverviewPage?sid=wt9QphffhpJV


> Click on the arrow at the top right to expand the page to full-page.

> You can listen to the entire thing all the way through, or you can

> click on any point on the page and hear what was being said as that

> text was being written.


> It's not perfect, of course, but this is a real-world example of what

> it does and puts out. Also, if you see text being written in two

> places at once, it's because I had to go back and listen to the list

> of spices -- I couldn't write that fast. I copied them while I was

> listening to the pen repeat what they should be.


> I'm going to get in touch with them and plead for the ability to

> create custom inputs -- it has stereo mics you can plug into it, but

> imagine if you could plug in an FM receiver, so students who are

> hard-of-hearing will get direct signal not only to their hearing aids,

> but to their pen as well!


> Take care,

> --Kerri


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