Teacher Review For Evernote

Flexible use e-notebook for students and teachers

Lynn S.
Dean of Student Life
The Montclair Kimberley Academy
Montclair, NJ
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My Grades 6
My Subjects Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
All of our students use Evernote in at least several of their classes. They create a notebook for each subject, and then share it with the teacher. Teachers can view students' progress on projects, their homework completion and accuracy and their ability to take organized and accurate notes. Because virtually anything can be put in an Evernote notebook, students add images, web links, Word documents and others to their notebooks, creating new notes for each topic or activity. Teachers use it to: grade level teams and co-planning teachers share notebooks of lesson plans, resources, meeting notes, etc. Our 1:1 laptop program would be at a loss without Evernote!
My Take
Evernote is everything you'd want a digital notebook to be. Notebooks can be created for each course, project or assignment type (e.g. vocabulary). Items can be "clipped" from web pages, notes typed in, documents attached and images included. Photos taken with the computer's camera can be added as into the notebook as well, and all notes are fully searchable. The recent addition of notebook "stacks" makes organizing a large number of notebooks easy. For example, I have one stack for my students' class notebooks, one for curriculum planning and one for personal notebooks.