1/25/2022

Taking notes in digital books

I often read a lot of books in Kindle and lately i've been using Perlego platform. One of the things that realize that when I started to study a new subject or reading a technical book is that taking notes, can be a bit time consuming

Some weeks ago i read an interesting article about how to take great notes , that gives very good tips and techniques about this subject.

Here some features that i like in several tools/platforms, that  can make your life easier.

Kindle Flashcards



Doesn't matter you are reading a novel or technical book, each kindle document has the feature of flashcard creation. I used this often in my android phone. A flashcard it's a category that you can create and inside of it , you can paste some content about the book you are reading.

When i found some interesting in a book i copy the content and keep adding to my flashcard, once i finish the book I go to my flashcard from the text , instead of read the book again., to get the main insights or summaries.

Here a video i made several yeas ago (Spanish).

Also this video (English) can be helpful.


Perlego Highlights



Perlego Highlights is just a feature where you highlight specific parts of the test you are reading, this will generate some entries in a category automatically, you can check anytime , your highlighted content in the book.










Uptime Sparks 



I've been using the Uptime app for a while and is a pretty interest concept. They provide useful summaries of MANY things. Books, documentaries, Podcasts, E-learning courses, you get summaries of them and at the end of the review , you get the link for the original course/book if you want to get the main source.

Everytime you review a content , you have the choice to Spark some sentences, so you can save them to check later and build your own Knowledge LIbrary.




You can save your Sparks in categories according your learning needs.

FINAL THOUGHTS

All services/tools described are pretty useful, many are paid, but i think are very valuable due to the useful information provided.

Perlego and Uptime have been a great discover , so my recommendations is to try them.

Thanks for visiting !!!

BR

Rodolfo 

8/07/2021

Tecnología y Cultura en Pandemia

 



Una de las industrias mas afectadas en la pandemia , junto con la industria del turismo, fue la asociada a la cultura y las artes. F de arte que tuvieron que cerrar, asi como teatros y cines fueron algunas de las víctimas de este flagelo que de alguna manera vino para quedarse.

Esta crisis obligo a muchos negocios reinventarse , las funciones de teatro, muchas fueron adaptadas al formato Zoom de teleconferencia , muchos cursos de expresión corporal, improvisación teatral, instrumentos musicales fueron adaptados a esta tecnología.

Otros de los grandes afectados fueron los museos, que de a poco han podido regularizar su aforo y reabrir sus puertas a la comunidad.

La tecnología ha tomado un rol habilitador, colaborador para perpetuar la cultura y dinamizarla, sin duda no es lo mismo y todos extranamos el tacto de la butaca del cine, el eco del teatro o el bullicio de un concierto, pero queramoslo o no las artes se transformaran en un goze semipresencial durante un buen tiempo mas.

La idea de este post es no llorar sobre la leche derramada , pero si mostrar alternativas para apoyar o disfrutar de distintas disciplinas artisticas desde la comodidad de nuestra casa o celular.

SERVICIOS DE STREAMING DE VIDEO

 
Plataforma de Streaming de Cine Chileno, con acceso a un amplio catalogo de películas , cortometrajes y documentales.

SERVICIOS DE MUSEOS 

De los servicios que mas me gustan, soy un nerd de los museos y el hecho de poder ver recorridos interactivos (sobre todo los museos egipcios), las hace una opción bastante interesante.

Plataforma de Google con trivias y juegos asociados a distintos artistas , asi como tambien visitas guiadas a diversos museos.


Plataforma patrocinada por el Ministerio de Cultura de Peru, disponible para Android e Ios. Nos muestran diversas visitas guiadas por museos regionales a lo largo del Peru.


SERVICIOS DE LIBROS/EBOOKS

Este tipo de servicios ya existían mucho antes de la pandemia, pero vale la pena su mención. Aquí un link interesante



Mención especial a la biblioteca publica nacional del Peru con su plataforma, para pedir libros prestados en formato ebook.

Muy similar a lo que se esta haciendo en otros países, tambien como en Chile, como la app del DIBAM.

Gracias por visitar

Rodolfo

5/09/2021

Notion, my Evernote option

Hello folks, here returning to blogging

I took recently a Domestika course called Techniques to improve your productivity, link over here , it's a Spanish course where they teach several techniques (Eat the frog, Pomodoro, GTD, things probably known by many). 

The main advantage I thought about the course, was that was focused in a new tool for me called Notion.



The idea is pretty cool because it has lot of features like several templates to organize and more beautiful fonts and templates compared with Evernote. If you are a visual person like me , if you have the chance to create more dynamic notes with nice designs, bullets, templates, etc and not simple plain text like Evernote, I think you can give it a try.

In terms of productivity is not the final solution but I think it has different modules that can cover many aspects like planning and note taking, so instead of use multiple tools, you can try to use a tool like this

It's available in most of the platforms and currently is getting in one of my favorite apps.

Some other reviews that can be helpful about this tool



Thanks for visiting !!!

BR

Rodolfo


10/01/2020