Making it easy with evernote

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Making it easy with evernote

  1. Making it Easy with Evernote
  2. http://bit.ly/evernotepresentatio n
  3. What is it? • a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. • a "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note. • Notes can be sorted into folders, then tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched and exported as part of a notebook.
  4. What makes is special? • You can synchronize all this information across multiple devices.
  5. What could you use it for? • Keep anecdotal records of assessments/learning skills/behaviour • Create digital portfolios of student work • Record conferences • Organize research for lesson plans • Provide multimodal feedback on student work and share with parents/students using a url
  6. Getting Started • Note: a simple item stored in Evernote
  7. Getting Started • Notebook: A container for notes
  8. Step 1 • Install Evernote on your computer. It’s a free download www.evernote.com
  9. Step 2 • Create a user account (you will be prompted to do this the first time you open Evernote) • The account is necessary to keep notes synchronized across devices
  10. Step 3 • Creating a note
  11. Step 3 • Once you’ve created that note you can access it anywhere you have access to the internet. (If you buy the Premium version you can access it offline.
  12. Step 4 • Create notes from the web using a web clipper • Go to www.evernote.com/products • Click on “webclipper”
  13. Step 4 • This will install a button in your browser you can use to clip webpages or portions of webpages
  14. Step 4
  15. Using Evernote to Provide Feedback
  16. Step 1 • Create a notebook for each student
  17. • Once you’ve created each one, drag each name on top of the next to create a “notebook stack” • You can rename the notebook stack Step 2
  18. Step 4 • To create a new note for a specific student, open up the student’s notebook and create new note
  19. Step 4 • But what if you want to record a conference?
  20. Step 5 • Importing files to record multimodal feedback
  21. Step 5 • Evernote will create the new note for you in the student’s notebook
  22. Click on the Skitch app to annotate the assignmen t. It will save a new version as a PDF with your annotation s
  23. Creating a note with audio feedback is a bit different. You have to copy and paste the actual text. 1) 2) 3) 4) Download the file. Open it up. Copy and paste. Paste into a new note in the student’s notebook
  24. Choose audio or video as your recording method.
  25. 1) 2) 3) 4) My preferred method is to: Copy and paste the text to create a new note. Highlight errors, or anything else I want to talk about them. Make a recording where I explain what I’ve highlighted. Share the note with the student.
  26. Share URL with student. They don’t need to have Evernote
  27. Tags • Tags are key words used to organize, sort and help you find notes.
  28. Next steps • Using Evernote on mobile Devices
  29. On your phone, it looks a little different but it’s easier to take multimodal notes.
  30. Evernote will automatically sync your notes so if you look at them on your computer, they’ll be the same. Tip: you can access your notes online with a computer that doesn’t have Evernote by logging in to the website.
  31. Privacy • Don’t store highly sensitive data in Evernote. Consider giving students code names or use first name and last initial • Your account is password protected but it’s better to be safe
  32. Your Thoughts? • How could you use Evernote? • What questions do you still have?

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