When the teacher talks too fast


Technology to the rescue! Consider using LiveScribe’s Smart Pen. I recommend it to students who miss the details in a lecture or have trouble paying attention throughout the class.

You’ll need to practice first. For example, record the news as you make key notes. Take a look!

If you decide note taking with a SmartPen is for you, be sure to ask your teacher or professor for permission to record the lecture. Also, if you have a 504 Plan or IEP, then request that the use of a Smart Pen be added to your accommodations.