Remember everything. Capture anything. Access anywhere. Find things fast. So, while I was contacted some time ago to do a pilot with Evernote for Schools (on Twitter @evernoteschools) I used to be so excited! The options are endless on how Evernote can be utilized within our colleges by students, teachers, and the educational college community.
As I began dealing with the Evernote for Schools pilot program, I wanted to do a project that would include using multiple devices (iPads, iTouches, laptops and desktops) and the new eBooks in our library collection. WHEN I setup the Van Meter Evernote Group, I invited Tracy, Mindy, and all of those other staff and supplementary students to become listed on.
Since the next graders do not have school email addresses, I set up an account for every student by creating multiple email accounts from my school email address. Each learning student would now have a unique login and security password to use using their Evernote accounts. We also worked together to brainstorm which kind of project we wanted to do using Evernote. Mindy’s room and “My Community” in Tracy’s room.
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I worked with Mackin to build up two pieces of eBooks. After they were contained in Van Meter’s Mackin VIA, I created Groups for everyone so they would be easy for the learning students to find and use. In my initial conversations with Evernote, I had been told by them about Skitch. Skitch is an Evernote product which, “Gets your point across with fewer words using annotation, sketches, and shapes, which means that your ideas faster become reality.” Skitch can be downloaded on the Mac computer and it is also an Android and iPad app.
This would be Ideal for us to use with the eBooks and Evernote. The learning students would research animals and areas within the eBooks. They would use Skitch to make annotations and notes over the top of the pages. The web pages would be uploaded and kept into their specific Evernote accounts then. They would also use the iPads to consider photographs on walking tours around Van Meter looking for landmarks and animals in their community. Back to their classrooms Once, they could use Skitch with the photographs too and save them into Evernote as well.
After each pupil has saved web pages within their Evernote accounts, we will publish them into a “Flickr Set” using the initial email for my Flickr account. We will save them as PDF’s and use all the pages to make two flippable eBooks with the Web 2.0 tool, Flipsnack. We will be in a position to talk about our two Flipsnack eBooks with the educational college community yet others.
So with everything set and ready to go, Friday in the library I introduced Evernote to the next graders last. All of them got an iPad and we (I put a few of my 8th graders with me too) helped them to log into their new accounts. They do an excellent job hearing a few minutes of instructions on what Evernote was and what they could do with it.
I taught them how to save different kinds of notes within their accounts. And they were off! I loved watching them help one another. The 2nd graders loved revealing the photographs these were taking with the iPads and storing in their Evernote accounts. Plus they were excited to learn that they would be capable of getting to these records anywhere after they signed to their Evernote account. We were so happy that the next graders loved Evernote and the tasks that we were heading to focus on over the last month of school. And as you can listen to in Meridan’s explaination of Evernote, they really loved today.
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