I was a bit of a late adopter to Evernote. Two years ago, I jumped on board and began dumping more and more info into my Evernote from “appy hour” scripts and lists of blog ideas to wireless passwords and conference notes.
Last Thursday I had the app-ortunity to visit the new Evernote headquarters in Austin with fellow members of the Eanes Ed Tech crew. Impressed with the idea of a 100 year company and a resource that I could continually trust to hold my most precious thoughts and resources, I was even more thrilled to learn about the other features and ideas Evernote offered and suggested for making my “second brain” more accessible and efficient:
- Send notes into specific notebooks directly from your email. Let’s say you want to send a photo or important email directly to Evernote:
- Locate your Evernote email address found under Account/Account Info (use this email address to send to)
- Add a subject for your note in the subject line
- Add the name of the notebook you wish to send it to in the subject line (e.g. “@Math”).
- Add any tags you wish to use (e.g. “#equations #variable)
- The final subject line might look something like this:
- Step-by-Step Equations @Math #equations #variable
- Tag notes and lessons with TEKS (standards) or keywords for quick search access
- Create public checklists for school supplies and projects and share the note via a hyperlink
- Utilize the Clearly plugin to format what you read online
- Create stacked notebooks by simply dragging one notebook onto another. For example, let’s say you have an Algebra notebook and a Geometry notebook. Drag one on top of the other to create a stacked notebook entitled “Math”. The hierarchy really helps with organization and combats the summer brain drain by making the year’s previous notes a simple search away.
- Scan documents directly with the Scansnap scanner
- Make use of OCR for scanned documents and photos. Truly this is awesome! Imagine taking a snapshot of the notes on the board for the day and then being able to actually search your notes by the words in the photo. App-tastic!
Other Evernote Resources I gleaned from the web:
- Evernote as a portfolio: Student Digital Portfolios
- Evernote as a portfolio: The story of using Evernote as a portfolio in a K-12 school
- Evernote Garden Journal
- Using Evernote to Manage a Class
- Evernote in a 1:1 Environment
- 10 Tips for Teachers Using Evernote
- 100 Different Evernote Uses
- Evernote Recipes for Archiving with other apps like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc…