Well, friends, with Evernote you can....1. Organize your thoughts with purposeful tags: I don't know about you, but helping students grow their writing skill is not the only thing I have going on in my classroom -- or my life. Don't get me wrong, I love speaking with young writers about their work. But keeping everything straight in my head is not easy. I need to be able to quickly assess who I need to conference with and what piece they were working on last. Evernote has definitely come through to help.
|Some of the Reading and Writing tags I used last year.|
2. Use notebooks to categorize large groups of notes: I work with more than one group of students, especially now that I am in the library. Instead of having a huge pile of notes all jumbled together, I've found that it helps me to create a tag for each student that matches the notebook I keep all their data in. This way, I can look at the whole group as well. Whether it is a writing club, classroom, tutorial group, or even a teacher writing group -- everything has a place!
|Group A and B are classroom notebooks|
|Inside each notebook "stack" is a notebook for each student with the same tag.|
|Student work showing my sticky note feedback.|
|Photos of response to reading of The One and Only Ivan|
|Russ Goerend's site was the first I used to start my Evernote journey!|
|The Together Teacher on Evernote as a conferring tool|