A recordable “pen” that allows you to record in your own voice, linked to the stickers, to create talking books or other content. It’s a simple touch, record, playback process. AnyBook reader stores up to 15 hours of recordings. This could be an alternative to the Livescribe Pulse Smartpen or Echo.
AnyBook reader doesn’t use a computerized voice. It uses your voice, or your child’s, or another’s. In other words: any voice. This allows you to give the words the inflections you want. Create characters’ voices and personalities, provide emphasis, pronunciation, etc.
Books, directions, tests, quizzes, visual schedules, communication icons, reminders, feedback, anything your student needs to have in an auditory format.
AnyBook reader is ready whenever students need or want it. It’s portable and allows for multiple types of grasp. Place a removable sticker, record your voice, and it’s ready to use.
$39.99-$59.99 at www.franklin.com
AnyBook Reader Video:
Sound Stickers: small adhesive stickers that you can place on anything – make flashcards, talking books, record instructions, etc. $24.95 for 1000 stickers.
Sticky Notes: quickly capture short notes, directions, feedback, reminders, etc. Attach to anything. $12.95 per package of 6 pads.
Upload ‘Pencasts’ as Audio PDF’s – embed anywhere! When you dock your pen, and sync your recorded pages to the Livescribe desktop, you can ‘save as’ PDF. This retains the audio connections, for uploading to your website, wiki, blog, etc.
Pencast Player – access a digital copy of your synchronized notes and audio as pencasts from anywhere. Now notes and audio from critical meetings or lectures are portable and playable right when you need them.
Anyone can access pencasts posted on Livescribe’s online community, regardless of whether you have a smartpen or MyLivescribe account.
Print Your Own Livescribe Paper – Print your own notepads/notebooks using Livescribe Desktop with a Color LaserJet Printer that is Adobe PostScript compatible and can print at 600dpi or higher. (Click here for instructions)
Looking for ideas and implementation for the Livescribe Pulse Smartpen? Check out this Livescribe K-12 wiki hosted by Tim Fahlberg, K-12 Educational Representative for Livescribe in MN and WI. Tim is the author of Mathcasts and hosts the Livescribe education blog at www.edlivescribe.com (another Livescribe resource to use).
This Livescribe wiki has some nice resources, ideas, videos, etc. demonstrating use of the Smartpen in educational content areas.