A year ago the ITRTs went to a conference and received a rocketbook to take notes in. I didn't play with it much at the time. If fact, I gave my notebook away. Recently, however, on a Google site I follow I was reading a comment by a kindergarten teacher who was lamenting the fact that her students were not allowed to use G-Suit apps. She had tried out Rocketbook in her classroom with her students. She bought a couple of notebooks and cut the pages out so that she could give each of her students a couple of pages each to use.
With Rocketbook you download an app to your phone and then you can draw on a special notebook with a Frixion pen. You write in the notebook and then scan it with the Rocketbook app. The app sends a copy of the page straight to one of 7 places. You decide where to send your page. Check out the video below on how Rocketbook works.
There are several reusable notebooks out there and I have read the reviews of all of them. Rocketbook seems to be the best reviewed.
One of the pluses of Rocketbook is that they give you free paper to use. The free paper of course is not reusable like the notebooks are. Of course, I think it would still be better than buying a notebook and tearing out the pages as did our kindergarten teacher above. That could get expensive!
I am looking forward to using my Rocketbook app and resources even more. Look for more resources coming soon!
Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools, located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus, I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
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I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it. ~Jason Ohler