Main Function: Save and sync your digital life across all your devices
Platforms: Windows, Mac, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android (any way you can get on the web)
Cost: free and premium ($5/month)
Company Support: http://evernote.com/contact/support/kb
Video Tutorials: https://evernote.com/video/
How to get started:
- Watch this Getting Started video: https://evernote.com/getting_started/
- Sign up on the web at Evernote.com
- Create a notebook structure (think, “folders”)
- Download any of the Evernote apps or apps that support syncing with Evernote
- Get “The Web Clipper” add-on for your browser
- Start saving and sharing notes, images, files, bookmarks
What can you do with Evernote:
As a teacher, you might find Evernote useful in one of these cases:
- In-class note taking regarding attendance, performance, further plans and sidenotes.
- Keeping and refining lesson plans, and sharing them when needed with your colleagues.
- Keeping track of your class’s home task and sharing it with the class.
- Recording portions of your lectures for peer review.
- Tracking you students’ performance with individual notebooks per student. You can type in observations, record students’ performance and take snapshots of their works.
- Collecting and organizing useful teaching and research resources.
- Storing frequently used document templates, e.g. grading sheets, course syllabi etc.
Your students can benefit from Evernote in the following way:
- Taking notes during class.
- Storing teacher’s handouts by taking pictures of them with their cameras.
- Recording teacher’s talks during class for later revision.
- Collecting materials for their projects, share them and collaborate on projects.
- Tracking their progress in a portfolio-like way and sharing their portfolios with their teacher.
The Evernote Family of Apps:
Find these apps and further descriptions at http://evernote.com/products/
Third-party apps that support Evernote:
Go to the App Center for many more. Some highlighted below:
- Write Pad ($4.99 for the iPad/iPhone, Android)
- Handwriting recognition software
- Saves files to Evernote
- LiveMinutes (web-based, free or premium)
- Co-edit Evernote notes in real-time with others
- Check the special deal for educators on the pricing page
- Dolphin (free, Android, iOS)
- mobile browser with Evernote integration (mobile Chrome and Safari do not integrate with Evernote)
Useful web links:
Evernote pricing for schools – http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/p/evernote-for-education.html
Evernote LiveBinder with great info – http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=359915
How to Use Evernote Unofficial Manual – http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/how-to-use-evernote-the-missing-manual-full-text
How to Use Evernote for Education – http://tech2teaching.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/how-to-use-evernote-for-education/
Evernote Overview – http://titova.ffl.msu.ru/tools-for-teachers-may-2013.html
Six Ways to Use Evernote to Capture Learning – http://reflectandrefine.blogspot.ru/2012/09/six-ways-to-use-evernote-to-capture.html
Class organization and use with Google Drive (including Google Forms) – http://youtu.be/gaQE9y9p8Jg