Contain Your Chaos in the Cloud
Part 3: Implications for the Primary Classroom
Now that you have installed Evernote and you have started to clip and save away, how can this tool help us, as educators, to make our jobs easier?
Now, why is this helpful? Well, take a peek:
I have to believe that I am not the only one that is inundated with ridiculous amounts of advertisements, catalogs, and informational flyers every. single. day.
Obvious chiropractic benefits aside, what if you could have constant access to ALL of that information, in ONE place, without hauling around an oversized teacher bag AND a file box- any time that you wanted or needed it? That, my friends is the magic of Evernote.
Use Evernote to help you:
- Save and organize lesson planning materials
- Keep current, up-to-date documentation on your kiddos and their progress
- Store student work samples
- Track information using checklists
- Save helpful articles or professional literature
- Keep notes from professional meetings and trainings ALL IN ONE PLACE!
What if instead of a huge stack of papers, or even a stack of super-organized but heavy notebooks, you could access a piece of student work with one click that looks like this. Better still, you could even share this with the parent AND send the work home without making a copy first.
Watch this video for a quick picture of all of the ways that you can store materials in Evernote:
So, go give it a shot, because no one- not even Ryan Gosling- finds rolling file boxes sexy- although, please note, I am pretty sure that he finds cardigans exceptionally attractive. Just sayin'.
*Full Disclaimer: I am the proud owner of this little baby- I rock it with pride, along with the optional School Smart cloth caddy, but I'd really rather not have to! Thanks Mom :)
Check back for a quick tutorial on how to create check lists in Evernote and, remember, there is still time to enter my Blog Love Giveaway!
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