Teacher Review For Evernote

Wonderful tool for research!

Julia T.
Media specialist/librarian
Mellon Middle School
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
Students use Evernote to save information that they have found during research. This is extraordinarily convenient for a variety of reasons. While there are some students who are focused and able to read and take notes from resources easily during class, Evernote provides students who like to find their resources first an opportunity to easily save what they find for reading and note-taking at home or during study hall. It also provides students who are slower readers or need more time to look over their information the opportunity to do so at their leisure. I have found it to be an invaluable resource for advanced and struggling students. The fact that is is available on all platforms is a real bonus. We do not have a 1:1 tech program at my school, so students often use their own devices and with Evernote there is no worry that a student with particular device will be left out.
My Take
Evernote is a great tool for both teachers and students. Articles, pictures, etc. can be added to a virtual, cloud-based notebook that can be accessed from any device. Evernote has unlimited access as it is available on any platform. This is particularly useful given "Bring Your Own Technology" initiatives in the schools. Notes can be tagged for easy categorizing, sorted into "piles", and searched. The free version of Evernote has been sufficient for student use.