My past few blogs I have focused on going paperless in the classroom. As we all know, there are many benefits of going paperless from saving time, being more organized, streamlining your processes and of course helping your schools global footprint through the reduction of using less paper.
This weeks going paperless tool I wanted to introduce you to is Evernote. Evernote isn’t just a note taking App for students. It’s a powerful tool for educators. The App makes sharing content with your students as simple as upload and share. No more need to run to the copy machine!
You can post handouts for your class, so students can easily access them all and you can use Evernote as an effective means of sharing notes. If you find yourself writing a lot of notes on the board, this might be a timesaving tip. Why not take a picture with your device and post them into Evernote notebook for your students? Your students can access your notes any time and from anywhere. These digital notes can be a great resource for any students that were out absent.
Using Evernote is a fairly simple process.
#1: Create an Evernote Account – you can either download the App onto your mobile device by going to your App store or visit https://evernote.com.
#2: Sign-up for free. Simply follow the prompts to create your login credentials
#3: Login to your account
#4: To create a new note select the “+” icon to create a new note
#5: Enter a title for your notes – either type in your notes, upload a picture or a saved document that you wish to share with your students. Select the paperclip icon to attach a file. To upload a file/image select “choose file” located the desired document(s) and select “Attach File” tab.
#6: To share with your students. You will be able to share your notebook from almost any device or computer where ever Evernote is installed. Please view this helpful tutorial to discover how to share with your students based on the type of device you’re sharing from; Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, or Android.
Try this user-friendly digital resource to help you go paperless.