Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
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Blast Off with Rocketbook in the Classroom
It seems that everything these days is connected to "the Cloud" in some way. Whenever we type on a Google Doc, it automatically saves to the Cloud. When we take pictures, the option exists for it to automatically upload to the Cloud. However, there are some people, including myself, who no matter how technically advanced things become, still enjoy the paper/pencil way of doing things. This is where the Rocketbook plays a huge role. A Rocketbook is a "cloud-connected intelligent notebook" that allows you to transfer what has been written on a page to a Cloud location of your choice, be it Google Drive, Slack, or any other number of compatible programs. They are about $20 each, but Rocketbook has recently made FREE templates available that can be used in the classroom. Below are links to those templates and how they can be used in the classroom!
So, how does it work?
The Rocketbook Dot Grid
If you personally own a Rocketbook, you know that the pages aren't exactly blank, or even lined. They are a "dot grid" pattern that allows for easy alignment and organization. This Printable Dot Grid can be used for the same purpose, whether it is taking notes, drawing, or sketchnoting. This pattern has the most uses in the classroom, and can be adapted for any age or subject area.
The Rocketbook Graph
The Rocketbook Lined
Just as the name denotes, Rocketbook also offers lined paper for simple writing of essays, short stories, or other creative projects. Another idea is to print these off double sided so that students can fill one side, and continue writing on the other, as if it were a regular sheet of lined paper. A cool idea would be to "jigsaw" and have students each create a character in a fictional story, or each compose a piece of the story. Then, you can "Bundle Scan" as PDFs into Drive, and then this turns into a student-created ebook, which can be like "turning pages" in a digital book!