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skitch works well: student essay feedback with camera, Evernote and Skitch

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Hi everyone


I'm a high school teacher in Switzerland I regularly have to correct students essays written or paper. I have sucessfully done this in the following way using Evernote:


  • Students hand in their texts. (In my case usually written into exercice books)
  • I open a new note in Evernote Mobile and I take photographs of all the handwritten pages.
    (Putting a Post-it with the students's names on each page helps me keeping order.)
  • I keep all photographs in one single note. This might be 30 to 50 photos. A resulution of 3M is good enough and doesn't overload the note.
    (I watch out for the correct orientation of the camera)
  • I sync the note to my tablet to check the order of the texts and to see if I can read everything
  • I leave the texts at school and take with me only the note.
  • Now I open the page photos one after the other on Evernote Desktop.
    I click on the @ symbol of each photo to open the Evernote Skitch editor.
    I write directly in to the texts using text, symbols, colours etc.
  • Later I, print these edited photos and hand them back to the student with their untouched texts.
  • They can finally edit or correct their texts into a final version.
    (If it makes sense, they can keep my feedback photos)

Hope this might give someone a good idea or that someone has hints to further develop this.



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Wow! That sounds like a great idea and I'm sure other educators will find it most helpful. Thanks so much for sharing!

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