Teacher Review For Evernote

Great Notetaking Tool for Students in Schools with One to One

Craig R.
School Counselor
Dorseyville Middle School
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating 4
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 Homework
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
I am a School Counselor in a school that is moving towards providing IPAD minis to every student. In the past I have spent countless hours helping students learn and maintain an organizational system. Now that our students are using the IPADs for almost all areas of their school experience, I have found Evernote to be one of the best ways to have students organize their personal notes. The not only provides a place for students to take notes but they can create different "notebooks" for each class. Even better is that notes are saved using cloud technology so students can access their notes on multiple devices, including phones, computers, and tablets. As someone who works in the Middle School Level, I feel that for Evernote to truly be an effective tool for students - there will be some level of teacher direction on how they would like students to use Evernote in their classroom. By this I mean, teacher may want to talk about note-taking formats (how electronic notes should look) and electronic notebook organization (note dates and titles). Also students can include image and video content into their notes.
My Take
Personally I think I could see APPS such as Evernote replace the old binder, paper, and folder systems. Like I mentioned for Evernote to be fully implemented and replace any other place to take notes, the teacher will have to guide students on how to use it so that it will be the most effective in their classroom. Where I feel that this serves students best is in that - once students save their notes they will be very hard to lose in that they will be accessible on multiple platforms.