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  1. I am deciding how and if to use Evernote in my classroom. I have kept some pretty extensive web pages for each unit of my science classes with web links, unit tasks, etc. What do you see as the advantages of putting resources into Evernote, rather than a web page? Or if you used both, how would your website change? How do you see Evernote as changing classoom dynamics as a result?
  2. I want to create a course notebook in which I put worksheets, quizzes, charts, etc. I want each student to be able to go into that shared NB, find the assignment, fill in the blanks, then save it in their course notebook where I can then find and mark it. . . and also comment on it/show marks, etc. I can't seem to figure out the format/type of document the kids can download, complete and save. I'm sure this is very easy, but I can't seem to find it and can't make it work (I created a chart in pages - exported as a word doc - saved to EN course NB; I can then find it in the NB but cannot enter any info onto it). I want to adminster tests/quizzes/goal sheets this way in the fall. Thanks in advance for your help!
  3. In terms of user experience (speed, ease of use, and EN's limits) is it better to share one notebook with many units of instruction perhaps tagged or organized in a table of contents note with links OR a separate shared notebook for each unit of instruction? One of the reasons I ask is because we'll be using CK12.org's Flexbooks to supplement our text. The pdf for the whole book is huge so I split it into quarters but each still comes in around 25MB. I can further split it into chapters to bring the size down even more. I would like to make the pdf available on the shared notebook along with other resources. So, would it be better to have one big shared notebook with all these pdf chapters as individual notes or separate shared notebooks for each chapter? I guess my questions relates to how Evernote presents shared notebooks to viewers. When a viewer receives an invitation to "View this notebook" and clicks through to view it are all the notes embedded in the file or just the headers to each note with links to them? Does the size of a notebook drastically affect the speed and ease of viewing? Thanks. Tim Watters High School Science Teacher
  4. mnsciteach

    k-12 Podcasts

    Greetings, What is the best way to bring a podcast into Evernote as a student resource?
  5. Found a blog post on a teacher doing this. Thought I'd share. http://www.thenerdyteacher.com/2012/07/epic-evernote-experiment-edchat.html And a more detailed post: http://www.thenerdyteacher.com/p/epic-evernote-experiment.html
  6. Hi All, We are a large multi-site Academy and are looking at utilizing evernote for our older students. There are loads of discussions about using evernote in school's but how have others tackled logging in, mean to use evrnote do you have to login so every student who would like to use it needs to create an account? Just thinking of how it will work Thanks Craig
  7. This blog post focuses on gaining school wide acceptance of Evernote: http://evernotefolios.wordpress.com/
  8. Not an Evernote focused article, but still helpful: http://thejournal.com/Articles/2012/06/07/7-habits-of-highly-effective-tech-leading-principals.aspx?p=1
  9. Win Evernote Premium for your classroom Now is your chance to get your students started down the path to a lifetime of learning with Evernote Premium. Introduce your students to Evernote and take your classroom's productivity and organization to the next level. If selected, you'll receive Premium Evernote accounts for you and your students as well as custom training and support to guide you every step of the way. http://evernote.com/schools/redeem/notable_promo.php
  10. OK...yes, newb here...dunno where to post this...can't seem to find a "How To" section of the forum (redirection/education would be appreciated). EN is for collecting, sorting, even making new notes. But I can't see how to import into EN a former paper handout such that students can fill it in using EN, then send it to a marking NB? I want to "go paperless" and am trying to figure out how to do it. It appears EN saves as PDF, which is uneditable, right? Probably as soon as you tell me I'll go "doh", but it has me stumped. Any help much appreciated! Thanks in advance
  11. Did you know Evernote has a large selection of hardware (Scanners, Livescribe SmartPens) and apps (StudyBlue, AwesomeNote that integrate with it? Check out them out here http://www.evernote...._with_evernote/ and in the Trunk http://www.evernote.com/about/trunk/. What are some great combinations that you are putting to use in your classroom?
  12. I recently purchased an iPad 3, and I am thrilled at the possibilities to simplify my life as a high school, varsity, cheerleading coach. I do not teach, but I know that there are plenty of teachers who also coach and could benefit from my EN for Coaches tips- I hope! INVENTORY- I recently cleaned out our school equipment lockers. It's my first year running the program, so I wasn't sure where to start. After sorting out all the uniforms and equipment, I realized we were missing some things. I decided to take a picture of each uniform, each set of signs, each set of different pom-poms, each set of warm ups and any other random equipment or supplies and upload them each to a seperate note in Evernote. Next to each picture in the note, I logged how many piecese or sets of each item we have. KEEPING TRACK OF IMPORTANT FORMS- This one is a no-brainer, and a popular use of evernote. After collecting emergency medical forms from 30+ girls, I put them in alphabetical order and then scanned them as one document. I bookmarked each girl's form in Adobe, and then uploaded it into Evernote as a document. I have done the same thing for other important forms. This way I only have to carry around my iPad, instead of stacks of forms. ATTENDANCE- First, I downloaded "Noteshelf", which is a handwriting app that is integrated with Evernote. Then I created my own notebook back ground (explained in the noteshelf app) with each of the girls' names in the first column, and "present", "tardy" and "absent" in the top row. Now I can easily start a new notebook for every event, take attendance, and send the note to Evernote. No more chance of lost pages out of a paper notebook. FORMATIONS/ PLAYS- I also plan to use the handwriting app, Noteshelf, to keep track of all our different formations (other sports could use this to keep track of plays created on the spot). This app works best with a stylus pen. No more will I have to fumble through a large notebook to find a particular formation- I will simply do a quick search in Evernote, and it will pull up. I would imagine I haven't even begun to tap into the possibilities. I would love to hear your ideas on how evernote can take the "office" duties out of coaching to allow more time to coach!
  13. Hi! I am a big fan of evernote and began to use it this past semester. I am working on incorporating it into next year's planning for high school history. I am trying to figure out how to make the notebooks more user friendly for ME. Currently my students create a notebook then share a smaller notebook with me. I would like to organize my students into classes so I have an easier time finding their work. How do I do this if it is possible? I am a free subscriber but I have been looking into going premium. Thanks!
  14. Hi, I am completely new to Evernote. I am looking for a way for my Senior Management Team (Principal, that's me, and 4 other leaders in school) to use our new iPads to record minutes, agendas, track actions etc. Does anyone else use EN for this kind of thing? At the moment it looks like I can subscribe to a premium account and invite my team members allowing them to modify the notebook. Am I going along the right lines? Are their other apps I should be looking at? All advice very welcome, John
  15. I have 26 students in my Grade 8 home room and another 80 that I teach Social Studies to on a daily basis. Each student has a free Evernote account that they use as their primary tool for note taking, writing and organization. Students collaborate, share notebooks between themselves and generally make extensive use of Evernote. The biggest problem I have had in using Evernote in the classroom has not been around how to organize, share or develop better research and writing skills with the fantastic tool. The students love using Evernote. Logging out of Evernote - is the biggest problem I have among students - particularly on the Macbooks they use. The Evernote client for MacOS must have the ability to easily sign out a user when the are done using it. The Evernote windows client has the ability and it just doesn't make sense to me that the Mac version is so cumbersome to exit. The third party application "Evernote Switcher" is not a practical solution in a classroom where over a 100 students - just in Grade 8 - may need to access the same computing device at different times. The quickest way to undermine the utility of a function is for people to loose their work - for whatever reason - and then begin to loose confidence in the product. And while were on the subject - if you want people to fully embrace Evernote across platforms then everyone must have the same access to all functionality and add on's - Evernote should make Skitch available for the Windows platform. Dan
  16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX0CxuYUW7c&feature=g-upl&context=G24b147eAUAAAAAAAAAA Watch the video from Carlos Fernandez's FETC (Florida Education Technology Conference) 2012 Learning Lab presentation "Evernote in Education". Carlos is an Instructional Technology Coordinator for Leon County Schools in Florida. In this video he shares some of his favorite tips for using Evernote in school, he also discusses his experiences using Evernote in a classroom setting.
  17. Originally posted at- http://missspinkontech.global2.vic.edu.au/ As a new year at school begins, I have met and am able to share Evernote with more teachers! This coming week I am presenting a workshop to staff on how they can use Evernote. I will also be working with them to set up their notes so they can make the most out of this wonderful tool. As a result I thought I would share the Prezi I made for this week’s presentation. http://prezi.com/xizyhpryd3sw/evernote-a-teachers-perspective/
  18. I teach in a Mandarin immersion program in which the students are learning both English and Mandarin with myself teaching English while my partner handles the Mandarin. I was thinking of having the students create a dictionary using whiteboards to capture the translation of characters to English or vise a versa and capturing the work with a camera. I would create a shared notebook and at least initially I would load the images myself. I've had students create something along these lines before using index cards and keeping them on a binder ring, and I was thinking that by doing it this way we could have a searchable database of current words that they are studying as well as a reference for later in the year when we were finished.
  19. My brain is a little fried from overthinking this, but I am trying to find a way to have a shared notebook (no teachers on my team use Evernote) that we can keep as a repository for ideas/info/files. For example, I would love to have a bunch of notebooks that I can share, but that they cannot edit, since I don't want anything overwritten. So I would have it as view only when I set it up. But I would like them to be able to add to the shared notebook. Is this possible other than having them email it to my Evernote address with the @ and # to tag/notebook it? I know I am probably overthinking and overlooking an easy way to do this.... Thanks!
  20. http://tabtimes.com/news/education/2012/02/20/apples-ipad-helps-improve-kindergarten-literacy-maine A study conducted at a school district in Auburn, Maine has found that Apple's iPad can be used to help improve kindergartner literacy scores. Meanwhile, in a separate announcement, a school in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, has revealed its initial findings from its own iPad pilot program. Sherwood Middle School rolled-out 53 iPads to students and teachers from 1st December last year. Teachers at the school say that the iPad has allowed them to maximise the time spent on teaching the lesson, rather than distributing materials, with Evernote often is use to save notes and projects across multiple devices. Evernote is also being used so that students can access and submit assignments. The teachers say that they and the students rely on around ten apps in all, including Apple’s Keynote and ShowMe – an interactive whiteboard app. The teachers add that there have been few behavioural problems with the tablet, with the odd occasion relating to students forgetting to bring their tablets to school, or emailing friends during class. Of the 53 tablets handed out, three have been damaged.
  21. I'm getting ready to start our annual term paper project with my 5th graders. In the past, students used index cards to manage all their research. They divide their topic (King Tut, for example) into three guiding questions (How did he die? What do we know about his tomb? What did he do as pharaoh?) and document all their research on color-coded cards, one fact per card, with a letter to indicate which source the fact came from. By the end of the research phase, most kids have 150-200 notes. The next task is to spread the cards out, group and stack them by commonalities, and label each stack with a Post-It. These stacks will become the paragraphs of their papers. Pretty standard middle-grade research process. This year, I'm allowing some of my students to work digitally, sans notecards. Evernote seems like the perfect tool for gathering research information, but I'm still fuzzy on how to best structure things. Here's what I'm wondering about: How do you think the kids should organize their notes? A new note for every fact? A new note for every source? While I like the idea of one fact per physical index card, I'm not sure that would work well with Evernote. Each note needs to be sourced, so I don't think having a note for each guiding question would work either. After the research phase, how would a kid go about organizing, grouping, rearranging, and outlining their facts? This is easy to do with physical cards, but seems tricky within Evernote, especially if there is more than one fact within a note. Is there anything out there that can be used to manipulate and rearranged exported notes? Thanks in advance for your suggestions, Evan
  22. I teach second grade, and I use Evernote in SO many ways. I only have one class, so I don't have to worry about 100 kids, --I started to utilize stacks. I have a stack of my class, with the student names in my "class" stack. Since I teach 2nd grade, we use standards based grading. I scan so much work in, and Evernote is basically my grade book. I do this various ways---Whenever I scan work in (I use an Ipevo webcam or my iphone and the JotNot Pro app), it automatically goes to Evernote by using the import folder tool. This is great because I scan in work almost every day. The JotNot Pro is great when I have multiple pages that I want as 1 file. Occasionally, I share a student folder with a parent or specialist if we are working together on a plan to help a student (eg. IEP, 504 plan) Lesson plans-I have a "curriculum" stack, where I keep my subjects---many webclips and curriculum documents wind up there. Lot of times, I think of ideas for current or future lessons and they get sent here as well. Many times through the year, my kids are journaling, and I never was able to keep all my ideas in one place--now whenever I give a journal topic--I send it to "journaling". Email--I love the way that I can send an email so that it goes to a specified folder---here is the link to do that -- email Livescribe-wow- I use Livescribe pens in my classroom--I have a page for each student. Anytime I take a note, it updates my notes on that student. Instead of scanning, I can just have my student write on the paper for a quick assessment. (plus tons more ways...) I use Twitter a lot for Professional Development and find a ton of ideas out there--I just needed a way to organize them. I just starting playing with IFTTT.com --I love it--I use this to get pictures from Instagram in EN, my favorites from Twitter in EN, articles that I save from Instapaper in there also. I wanted a 1 click way to get ideas from Twitter in EN, and favoriting them in Twitter or saving to Instapaper are the easiest. All you need are the recipes from IFTTT I have a class blog, and I also use IFTTT to get any additions from it into my student stack on Evernote---works amazingly well--instead of having to go to my blog, it is in the one place I go to most--EN! Also, sometimes I get emails that I know I need to keep (tax stuff, financials, etc)--I use my Evernote email so I get them in my default mailbox. These are just some of the many ways I use it!
  23. The following picture of digital collaboration between teacher and student was first conceived as a method for managing a class of high school students in an iPad 1:1 pilot situation. But because Evernote (and the other tools one might potentially add to this flow) is cross platform and cross device, you could implement this in a variety of situations, including a laptop program, or even in a non-1:1 situation. Students really just need internet access. Here is a graphical version of the flow: 1. Teacher –> Student I realize that this move is “old-fashioned” in the sense that it implies that learning begins with a teacher directive. If you are uncomfortable thinking of a teacher as a “sage on the stage” and want more “guides on the side”, well, think of this model as “sage on the side”. Teachers are sages, but for most of this flow they are well out of the way. Students working, creating, writing and communicating are at the center. In any case, my picture begins with a teacher passing out some materials to the students as an entry point to learning. This could be in the form of a daily plan or outline, a series of web links, an attached document, PDF, or image, or a combination of all those things. It could even be a movie file, or a link to a youtube flick. This could happen the day before (flipped classrooms) or as the students come to class. However it happens, as class begins, students have before them some raw material to work with. All of this information and raw material is contained in a simple Evernote note, which is stored in a notebook that is shared individually with every student in the class. Students would have “Viewing” access to this notebook, which means that they can open all the document attachments, view all the notes, click all the links, etc. They just won’t be able to edit the note (think of it as a handout), or delete it, or add their own notes. This applies to the class shared notebook only. They can add all the new notes and create all their work in their own workspace. 2. Student Work Again, the word “work” is rather utilitarian, but I can’t think of a better term, so calm down. What I mean is, critical reading, active listening/watching, collaboration in small groups, collecting information into outlines, creating original media (audio, video, photo, drawing, narrative, etc.) and draft writing. Basically, all the fundamental activities of the modern classroom happens at this stage. The nice thing about the iPad is that it fits so well in this space as a classroom tool. Teachers I have talked to often decry its awkward word processing abilities. Two things: first, it is awkward until you practice enough, and then it isn’t awkward any more. But I agree, physical keyboards are faster and better in almost all cases, so have a Bluetooth keyboard handy if you are a heavy-duty word processor. Second, in my experience (as an English teacher) most of the heavy-duty word processing was done outside the class time. What we did in class was drafting, outlining, annotating, brainstorming, mind-mapping… and for those things, the iPad is more than sufficient. It even shines. But beyond defending the iPad as a word processor, so much more can occur at this stage than typing text. Students can take still or video images and edit them quickly and efficiently. They can attach their work to an Evernote note to “hand it in” to the teacher (I’ll explain this step next, but this method works well if you don’t necessarily want to publicize your work on a blog or website) or they can upload it quickly to Youtube and embed it in their blogs should they wish to publicize their work. Students can do traditional things like read and annotate a PDF. But they can also easily copy those notes and share them with a group, or again, hand them in and/or publicize their thoughts online. They also happen to have a tablet in front of them, so visual art is both simplified and made more powerful. No, it is ultimately not a total replacement for fine arts techniques, but the range of things a student can accomplish with graphic arts apps is astonishing. And because it is all digital, it can be anthologized, made into a portfolio or kept safe for later. No matter what the student wants to do with their work in the end, they should save it in Evernote at this stage of the flow. They can file the work in the proper notebook (for a class, or for a unit within a class – this is something the teacher and students can work on together, how to manage digital resources). Images and documents are OCR’ed, which means that Evernote’s servers “read” the text in images and documents to make them searchable. Note: this process is delayed, while the computers that run Evernote crunch through your data. It can take a few hours to be able to search an image. The process is sped up if you sign up for a Premium account. 3. Share back to the teacher At this point, you have a bunch of students with new work, new content, new thoughts and new writing. The teacher wants to see all this work and assess it. To accomplish this, the students simply attach their work to an Evernote note and save it to a notebook that is shared with the teacher (and not the rest of the class). It might look like this: Teacher’s Biology 1 notebook —> Read only access given to Joey, Bobby, Trixie and Sue Joey’s Biology 1 notebook —> read/write access given to teacher Bobby’s Biology 1 notebook —> read/write access given to teacher Trixie’s Biology 1 notebook —> read/write access given to teacher Sue’s Biology 1 notebook —> read/write access given to teacher Note: this is the end of the line for free Evernote account users. “Read/write” access isn’t possible with the free accounts, only the premium accounts. So feedback and comments would have to happen via email, a course manager online, or printout. Alternatively, you could set up yet a third shared notebook between teacher and each individual student to specifically house the student work plus teacher feedback. This just seemed a little complex. But it is possible, if you are willing to think it through in advance by setting those shared notebooks up properly. But if you have a premium account, the teacher can take that work, edit the note in which the work is housed, and re-save the note. The changes will be available to the student on the next Evernote sync. The teacher could include typed comments, they could re-annotate a pdf or document using an app like GoodReader, they could insert a table with rubric marks and suggestions, whatever. Appendix While the internet is full of app recommendations and reviews for iPads, I would like to outline my real-world experience with a few apps that have worked (or not worked) in classroom situations. Let me say that again: we’ve been running an iPad pilot, and I’ve been using an iPad for my professional work, and these apps are field tested, we didn’t just dink around with them. Evernote: It’s an amazing service that gets steadily better over time. Sometimes their development process is frustratingly slow. For example, until a month ago iPad users couldn’t access shared notebooks. And they still can’t share the notebook from the app – you have to use Safari to begin sharing a notebook. Why this is, I have no idea, but it seems dumb. But beyond that, it handles files and notes very well. You can edit and input rich text, audio and capture images from the app itself. It has a built in web browser that pops up when you click a link, so quick research jaunts into cyberspace are highly efficient. And backing things up in the cloud is a necessity. Using it as the platform for student work and teacher handouts is working very well. We are going to invest in a group premium account, and that will enhance the service even more. It is not very expensive for schools and educational institutions. Noteshelf: I used to be convinced that handwriting on the iPad was a waste of time, but I’m changing my mind. I own a AluPen stylus, which is the best I’ve used so far, but I haven’t tried them all. It is the most responsive at different angles. Handwriting with your finger works for about 10 seconds and then you get tired of it. Drawing with the finger works well in most situations – it’s like finger painting. But for writing you want a stylus. And you also want Noteshelf. Of all the popular note-taking apps I have tried, it has by far the smoothest and most agreeable handwriting experience. Note: I am talking about note apps that allow you to zoom in so your handwriting doesn’t look huge and ungainly so that only ten words fit on a page. Specifically, I’m comparing Noteshelf to Notes Plus, Ghostwriter, and Penultimate (which doesn’t zoom, but has other handwriting specific features). The only drawback to Noteshelf is that it doesn’t handle typed text (like Ghostwriter does). But its handwriting capabilities are so good that I never feel like I need typed text. If I do I would either paste the text into a text editor, take a screenshot and paste it into my Noteshelf note, or I would fall back on Ghostwriter. Noteshelf allows you to capture an image directly from the app, import images from the photo roll, change the pen and paper qualities, zoom for better writing, and export in a pleasing variety of ways, including Evernote, but also Dropbox, iTunes, Email, and a choice between image files and pdf. Here are some notes I took as I was designing this Evernote workflow: GoodReader: Again, there are alternatives to this app, but it does such a large variety of things so well, that I can’t recommend anything else seriously. It’s annotation features have gotten much more robust over time. It is a full featured file manager. It hooks into all the important cloud storage services, plus custom storage options like intranets. It will open anything from Evernote, and once annotated, will save and open files back in Evernote. Really handy. WordPress: Another app that has gotten better since it first came out. We use WordPress blogs (in a multi-site, self-hosted arrangement) to allow students to blog, create portfolios, and create learning communities. The WordPress app is fast and furious, and works well with most simple themes. Enabling blogs to allow the WP app to work means logging in via Safari, heading to Settings > Writing and “enabling XML-RPC” and then Save Changes. Once the credentials for the blog are saved in the app, creating web content is hilariously efficient. Students need to have a very basic understanding of what the code means: WP posts and pages are displayed as text and code, and you can preview the visual version. But embedding things is as simple as pasting the embed code and clicking “Update”. Blogsy is a nice addition to a blogger’s aresenal, too, but it is not often needed if all you want to do is publish something that you have been working on in another app. One nice thing about Blogsy is the ability to easily insert Youtube videos from your own Youtube account (drag and drop, as opposed to visiting Youtube, getting the embed code, copying it, going back to WordPress, pasting it in the proper place… which is fine, but is a lot of steps.) Explain Everything: We haven’t actually implemented this app yet, but I have a teacher who is becoming an expert in creating flipped-classroom content with this app. He is turning his extensive PPT collection into streamlined video tutorials and review items. We will be making this part of the pilot after the Winter Break. Stay tuned for a report on this. I would like to add Wunderlist to the tool box, but our pilot program isn’t ready for it yet. It has some nice sharing features that I think would work well in a classroom. I’d also like to incorporate Google Apps at a more fundamental level – set each student up with Google Calendars hooked into the stock Calendarapp, get them on Gmail hooked into the stock Mail app. But we aren’t ready for that yet, either. We are just in the process of rolling out Google Apps, and many people are still using FirstClass. The FirstClass app is fine, and we’ll deal with that for the time being. Feel free to comment below if you have questions or suggestions. Cheers.
  24. Originally posted on my blog here (complete with images): http://sgalvin.global2.vic.edu.au/2012/01/16/using-evernote-to-reduce-my-paperwork/ Previously I've used Evernote to keep checklist records of students who have returned their communication folders, those who've recorded their daily reading and those who have returned permission notes and such. This year I’m going a bit further by using Evernote as a digital portfolio of student work and assessment. My goal is to, ultimately, have a very complete record of student capabilities when it comes time for report writing and parent interviews. (It’ll also be handy so that I don’t have to cart workbooks to and from school – always a bonus!) I’ve set up notebooks for each student in my class so that I can add the following items throughout the year: writing samples (once a month) reading samples, audio (at least 2) running records assessment pieces across the curriculum (as completed) anecdotal records behaviour logs The majority of this work will be collected as a photo (taken on my ipad) and stored as a new note in each student’s notebook. I’m also going to make use of the audio note taking to record students reading. Finally, I’ve also started using it to store all of my PD notes, meetings, and ideas for my classroom. This is where the tags option becomes very useful, being able to sort through notes according to my needs. It's going to be a work in progress (school doesn't start here until the 1st of February) and I anticipate that I'll modify and add to many aspects that I've mentioned.
  25. pdw

    k-12 Homeschooling

    I have found Evernote very helpful this year in our homeschooling. I currently have nine notebooks in my homeschool stack. Of course these can be shared with my son as necessary so that he can access them on his netbook as well. I have a general homeschool notebook for everything that doesn't fit into other notebooks - quotes, articles, ideas for the future, etc. I have a notebook for receipts (as we can claim reimbursement for some things). I have a notebook for this year's planning notes (goals for the year, outlines of each subject, break down of units, etc.) I have a notebook for this year's work that does not fit into other notebooks. I have a notebook with resources that I want to remember or look into for the future, and pictures of the covers of books that we are using right now (because my mind always blanks when someone asks what we're using for _____ subject.) I have a "logs" notebook, to keep track of what we're doing covering, sort of a journal. The best notebooks, however, are the units/unit study notebooks. What a simple way to keep notes together, scrapbook/lapbook, bookmark resources, and produce a record of what you have done for a unit. As we are doing research, I can clip web pages. If we have questions to look up, want to make notes of what we have learned from a book, etc., we can add a note. If we are out on a field trip we can take pictures. My son is very visual, and we often start with a google image search, and I find the Evernote printscreen capture a great way to capture both the initial results of a search, and more detailed pictures that we find later. It is great to be able to use Wikipedia or Dictionary.com to look up the answer to a question, highlight the appropriate section, and clip it to Evernote to document it for later - both to refer to if we need to refresh our memories, and as proof for our teacher/facilitator of what we have been learning. I also have a "vocabulary" notebook for words that we look up while reading or working on other subjects that don't fall into the unit notebooks. A quick dictionary.com search to look up the word (I have a Quick Search set up in Firefox so it is almost instantaneous), highlight the answer, and use my Evernote bookmarklet to file it in our notebook. Great for vocab review or proof of learning. pdw
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