October 25, 2017
A Notebook That Goes in the Microwave?! Regan’s Rocketbook!
We’re longtime lovers of notebooks around here, both paper and digital. And now I keep seeing these MICROWAVEABLE notebooks pop up in my workshops! Luckily, Regan K., my good friend, awesome educator, and TNTP-er, is here to share her love for Rocketbook with us!
Rocketbook’s website boldly describes this magical thing as “the world’s first intelligent reusable notebook!” You basically use your pen to take notes, select a destination (like Dropbox, Evernote, etc.), and scan your pages to the cloud! After that, pages can be erased (and thus later reused) with a drop of water or a zap of your microwave. Seriously!
So, how does the Rocketbook actually work in practice? Regan showed me a list she recently made for a friend’s baby registry. Here are her jottings:
Regan says she loves using Rocketbook because:
- I can save or share my notes by scanning them to my email, Dropbox, OneNote, etc.
- I can share lists like these with my friends via email.
- I’m not wasting so much paper by using up notebook after notebook.
Regan also muses, “Using Rocketbook has also made me realize that I don’t generally need a lot of my handwritten notes after the first few days of taking them. The way I take notes and the nature of what I capture is pretty fleeting, so I often don’t even have to scan them anywhere, but I like to know that I could before erasing them all.”
I’m intrigued. . . While I’m on a bit of a journey to revisit my relationship with technology because of this amazing book, I also use quite a bit of paper for notetaking. In particular, I’m wondering if Rocketbook pages could be useful for me when I’m taking notes while facilitating.
I have STACKS of these notes that I review when I update materials, and I keep telling myself I will scan them all using my favorite phone-scanning app, but honestly, I never do. These notes are hugely valuable to me, and I do review them often. I think I would want a Rocketbook sheet that was NOT in a notebook, though. . . something I could fix to a clipboard instead.
Do you Rocketbook? Tell me more!
P.S. Hopefully this goes without saying, but this is NOT a sponsored-post because, well, I don’t do sponsored posts 🙂
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