How I Use It
Note taking, capturing lectures (oral and written). Student led projects and investigation. Students can practice their Literacy and speaking skills through video or audio blogs on topics. Students can send link or files to any LMS system for teacher view. Further, students can invite their teacher to view their notebook. Skitch is a great tool to capture a picture and draw on it or draw their own image to model teacher etc.Would like the option to send skitch picture/note to a specific notebook.
As a teacher, I would love to have the editing option or commenting option on their notebook in the free version or perhaps for limited numbers to try it out. I would also like the option to combine student notebooks into a Class Notebook so I do not have as many on my end. I love using it in my teaching as it provides a way for student to learn about educational ownership. They work on it, where I do not spoon-feed it to them.
More and more colleges and jobs want to see evidence of learning. Evernote provides a tool where students can capture their learning in different ways. Students can keep it organized in different notebooks and share with their teachers for feedback. All of my students loved it and benefited from it ranging from lower level students to AP students. Evernote allowed me to save money on copy count. I used it to have labs at their disposal.They could document the labs in real time and analyze their findings in real time. This gave us more time. I could differentiate instruction with much ease and allow students to jump ahead for further challenge or get more assistance from me to go over the concept.