Evernote

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What is Evernote?

Evernote is a powerful cross-platform tool that allows you to take, organize and share notes. All your notes are accessible via Evernote’s website, their mobile apps and their computer programs. Evernote’s unique organizational tools help students to stay on top of their schoolwork by helping to efficiently organize notes, so they can be accessed with ease in the future.

 

Evernote’s Features and Uses

1. Notebooks

In Evernote, you can save notes to different notebooks, with the ability to move a note from one notebook to another with ease. Notebooks can be used to organize notes by topic. For example, you can save all of your favorite recipes into one notebook, and have all of your biology notes saved into a different notebook on the same account.

2. Tags

Evernote also uses tags to organize various notes, so you can search through notes in multiple notebooks based on what tags they have. This can allow you to find notes related to similar topics in different notebooks. For example, you may be looking for notes with the tag “vectors”. This tag may be attached to notes in both your physics and calculus notebooks, giving you access to more information than if you were to only check one of your notebooks for this information.

3. Reminders

You can also set reminders in Evernote for upcoming events. Reminders will appear in your notes as checklist items, so you will be reminded of these tasks every time you open Evernote. You can also set a date and time for the reminder. Since Evernote is a cross-platform tool, any device you have with the Evernote app will give you a notification, and you can also receive email notifications about this reminder.

 

Why Is Evernote Useful?

Organization: Evernote provides it’s users with many different tools to organize their notes, so each user can organize their notes in the way that it suits them best. Evernote also allows users to efficiently organize both personal and professional notes all from one account.

Collaboration: Evernote makes it easy for users to share their notes with other users, encouraging teamwork and collaboration amongst users.

Interleaving: Evernote users can easily mix notes from multiple units together in one notebook, as a way to practice interleaving, with the ability to re-organize their notes with the click of a few buttons.

 

Educational Uses of Evernote

  1. Review: Evernote allows users to access all of their notes in one place, making it easy for students to review all of their notes whenever they choose.
  2. Organization: Evernote allows students to quickly organize all of their notes so they have time for other tasks.
  3. Sharing: Evernote makes it easy for students to share note with each other, making it easy for students to catch up on missed lessons, and for students to study together.

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Technology Tool Implementation Idea – Sample

Subject Area:  Business

Course:  Grade 12 Accounting

Topic: Multiple Topics

Task:  Reviewing for Tests

Technology Tool:  Google Forms with Flubaroo  (this should be one of the tools taught in class)

Description

Currently in grade 12 accounting students are given review questions from the textbook prior to tests.  Answer keys to the problems are provided online.

Suggested Use of Technology Tool

A google form with multiple choice and true/false questions from the test bank could be created for each unit.  Using the Flubaroo add-on to google sheets, the students’ responses are graded and emailed to the student automatically.  The correct answers can also be emailed should the teacher choose to do so.

Why and how would the technology tool improve student learning?

The current review method allows students to use calibration to check their understanding of the practical accounting problems.  Using the self-grading google forms will allow students to use calibration as well as retrieval practice for the accounting theory and definitions for each unit.  By answering questions students are improving their retrieval pathways and by checking their answers they can see what material they need to understand and what topics needs further revision.

 

 

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