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We get a few questions every week about using a Livescribe Smartpen as a tutorial aide. Livescribe Smartpen’s offer real value for someone who tutors students so I thought I’d use this post to share my thoughts about the potential. 1. Capture key learning areas in short Pencasts Pencasts are an easy way to create, store, and share interactive tutorials. A Tutor can focus on key learning areas and easily create a library of content that can be shared with students. Pencasts used properly can become a significant marketing tool for your business as well. Building a library of Pencasts

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Towards the end of last week I published a post with an update as to the flood impact on our business and whether this would have any impact on our customers. Over the past two business days the impact of the Brisbane floods has become clearer for us, particularly as it relates to our inbound supply chain (i.e. that part of the business that gets goods into our warehouse). The impact is not significant – we’re experiencing delays of 2-3 days in getting our stocks of Livescribe 8GB Echo Smartpen’s into Brisbane. The new 3-subject notebooks are also affected primarily

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As many of you are aware, Smartpen is based in Brisbane, in Norman Park. Fortunately we’re safe and well and have our office and stocks intact.We’re one of the lucky few here in Brisbane – my thoughts are with those affected residents and other Brisbane businesses who are facing a big challenge in the months ahead. As such, we’re continuing to operate and ship orders on a daily basis. Please note that there may be some delays in goods leaving Brisbane once we lodge them with Australia Post. We’ll keep any affected customers informed via email. If you need customer

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The wires and the social sphere are alive tonight with news that Livescribe has launched it’s a major new application onto its mobile computing platform Paper Tablet, a powerful new collaboration application for the Echo™ smartpen. Paper Tablet provides consumers with a new way to annotate presentations, documents or spreadsheets and collaborate online. We’ve been hearing whispers that some really exciting things were brewing so it’s great to see this type of major announcement – particularly as earlier this year we kicked around some ideas as to where we thought Livescribe could take the development of their platform. Paper Tablet

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With the launch of the new Echo Smartpen range a few months ago I upgraded my 4GB Pulse Smartpen to an Echo. So I’ve got a near new Pulse Smartpen that sits around doing nothing. As such, I’m pleased to announce that I’m going to give this pen away to a school in Queensland so that it can be put to good use and help students who have learning difficulties. This is the Pulse Smartpen: We’re giving away a 4GB Pulse Smartpen Here’s the criteria you need to meet in order to qualify: You must work at a primary school

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