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…
FREEBIES and GOODIES OH MY!
TechChef4u now offers a Doc Locker full of freebies and goodies that can be used in the classroom. Lots of resources and templates can be found in the Creatively Productive Digital Downloads Doc Locker. Just sign up using the form below and you will receive an email shortly with a secret link to the site and password to nab your freebies.