Evernote

Free! Evernote is a tool that helps users take, organize, access, and share notes. After registering with Evernote and viewing the introduction, users can click the “+” button to create a new note. When making a note, users will need to first add a title and then input content, which can include text, links, and attachments. Users can also link their Evernote to their Google Drive account, so they can connect documents directly from their Google Drive into their Evernote. In addition, users can organize their notes into notebooks by clicking the “Notebook” icon on the left side of the…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 8.9
B. Design - 9
C. Engagement - 8.3

8.7

Helping to Organize Note Taking!

9

Evernote is a tool that helps users take, organize, access, and share notes. After registering with Evernote and viewing the introduction, users can click the “+” button to create a new note. When making a note, users will need to first add a title and then input content, which can include text, links, and attachments. Users can also link their Evernote to their Google Drive account, so they can connect documents directly from their Google Drive into their Evernote.

In addition, users can organize their notes into notebooks by clicking the “Notebook” icon on the left side of the screen and then clicking the “Notebook +” icon on the top of the screen to create one. Users will have to title the notebook and then click the “Create Notebook” button. Evernote automatically saves the notebook. Users are then able to add notes to it by either creating a new note or choosing notes already saved and then clicking the name of the notebook, which appears on the top left of the screen, and choosing the notebook. Evernote will then add that note page to the notebook.

Users are able to share their notes and notebooks by loading them in Evernote and clicking the “Share” button on the top right. Users can share them via social media or by sending a link. In addition, users can delete, favorite, or set reminders by hovering over a piece of content with their mouse and choosing the applicable option.

Instructional Ideas

  1. To develop their organizational skills, teachers can have students create a notebook for each unit of study included in a class. That way, as students take notes, they can include them in that notebook. Therefore, when students go to review materials, they will be able to access the materials in an organized fashion.
  2. Students can create a “Portfolio” notebook, and they can add assignments to it that they completed, which they feel best exemplifies their learning. At the end of the course, students can then view their collection of work and write a brief commentary that explains how the work they included in their portfolio demonstrates their learning.
  3. During a lesson, students can take notes using this website, which they can then access later for studying.
  4. After students take notes about a topic, teachers can have them go back into their notes and find online resources that relate to the different topics in their notes. Students can then link those resources into their notes to provide them further support when studying.
  5. When working on a collaborative project in a group, students can create a note that outlines the project or focuses on a specific part of the project. Next, students can share their notes with their group, so each member will have access to the different ideas, parts, and developments in the project.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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