Evernote : a new way to get organized in education

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Evernote is one of the famous web2.0 tools online . It is a free resource that allows its you to “ capture anything , save your ideas , and access your information from anywhere using either a computer, or a phone and mobile devices. “ It works more or less like Springpad but with more advanced options for the latter. If you haven’t read my post about Springpad , then explore this web2.0 tool in  Springpad; teachers’ free notes organizer web2.0 tool

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Some features of Springpad

Here is a quick synopsis of the main features underlying Evernote services . Using Evernote , you will be able to :
  • Capture task lists, webpages, business cards , notes, pictures and clip web pages
  • Research websites and clip web pages directly from your browser
  • Create notes right from Twitter and save tweets that you like by following @myEN on Twitter
  • Create to do lists and leave a voice memo
  • Access and create notes via desktop , web , or mobile devices
  • Upload attachments to your notes
  • Share clip web pages and notes using the email service
There are many other features which you can find out in Evernote Instructions Guide

How can I get started using Evernote ?


First log on to Evernote main page . There are three ways you can use this app :
  • 1- download a desktop version of the software which will sync to the Evernote web server
  • 2- access it right from their online web page
  • 3- access it via a mobile device like: iphone, Blackberry, Android , and Windows mobile devices.
As for the desktop version , here is how to install it
For the mobile version , here is how to install Evernote on your mobile phone
Now let me drive you through a step by step tutorial on how to use the online version of Evernote , I have gathered the following screenshots from Getting Started with Evernate to illustrate for you the process
Create Your Account

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Create your first note


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Adding your first image

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Saving web content

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Evernote uses the web clipper to save content from the web to your Evernote account.
If you want to learn more then check out Evernote Collection of Short Instructional videos
Watch this video tutorial to learn more about Evernote

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Applications of Evernote in Education

Evernote is very important in education and both teachers and students will find extremely helpful. The following are some ideas of how we can use this web2.0 tool in education .

Teachers can use it to :

  • Organize their notes,outlines, research.
  • Put together lesson plans , activities, and make them searchable and accessible from anywhere
  • Share notes with their colleagues

Students can use it to :

  • Collect data from the web
  • Take notes in the classroom
  • Organize their lessons and activities
  • Collaborate on projects and assignments
  • Share useful notes and materials with each other.
That’s it about Evernote : a new way to get organized in education.
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