How I Use It
I use Evernote in a variety of ways. As a teacher, I use it to organize my personal notes from meetings, professional development trainings and conferences. I can take pictures and/or screenshots on my iPad and attach them in the note to help me better remember the session, meeting or conference. I can also insert hyperlinks of websites, blogs, videos, etc. into my notes so that I don't forget them in the future. Having all of my notes accessible on my laptop, iPad or iPhone is extremely convenient and very practical.
I've also used Evernote in my classroom to organize conferring notes for Reader's and Writer's Workshop. At the beginning of the year I set up notebooks for each student. Throughout the year I was able to make notes inside of those notebooks to record anecdotal observations, record audio of students reading and/or discussing their book, and track the discussion points from our conference. Having these notebooks full of notes was so handy when it came time to write report cards. I had lots of evidence about each child's academic performance in one easily accessible, organized place.
Evernote can truly change how you organize everything! By creating notebooks and notes, you will find that all of those old binders and legal tablets of notes will be a thing of the past. This is a fantastic app for teachers, administrators and students alike. Some of the features available inside of the notes include attaching pictures, documents and even recording audio.