Livescribe Pens and Table Apps

Livescribe Smartpens function as both pen and audio recording device. So, if you’re in a meeting, you can take notes and record the discussion at the same time. The pens have a number of applications in education. To really see what the pens can do, take a look at the videos on the Livescribe website.

COST: starting at $99


Tablet apps can allow you to generate Kahn-academy style demonstrations of problems, and there are many out there. Links to some example how to sites that tell you how to do this kind of thing ( .

COST: Varied


John Cipolla used a LiveScribe Pen to demonstrate problem solving on advanced math problems in ME6200, Math Methods for Mechanical Engineers.

Example: Wronskian and Linear Independence of simple functions (


Alan Clayton-Matthews used an tablet with stylus and Camtasia Relay to create demonstrations of solved problems for POLS7202 Quantitative Techniques. He used a medium sized Wacom tablet and Corel Painter 12 as his drawing program

ExampleProblem 3_6 Learning Tree ( he also used this same technology in Bb Collaborate webinar sessions to help students with questions related to material in the course.


Share with your colleagues how you’re using a Livescribe Smartpen, Tablet Apps or other similar tools in your teaching. Send an email to Jennifer Pope at: and we’ll post the details.



Web (Livescribe): Online Support Portal