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Using Evernote to Confer with Writers ~ Two Writing Teachers

Using Evernote to Confer with Writers ~ Two Writing Teachers | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Today's guest blog post by Cathy Mere will help you jump on the electronic record-keeping bandwagon. Learn how to use Evernote to keep conferring notes on all of your students.

 

"We learn so much sitting beside writers as they work in our workshops each day.  Two years ago I gave up my spiral notebook I used to keep records of writing conference conversations for a digital system.  Saying goodbye to my spiral notebook with tabbed sections for each student was easier than I anticipated.  The time was right.  More and more often I found myself wanting to do more than record handwritten snippets of evidence, thought, and conversation.  More and more I found myself wanting to take pictures of student work or record student voices.  More and more I found myself wanting to link to digital pieces students were creating.  More and more I seemed to have a device in my hand instead of a pen.  After learning about Evernote I decided to see if I could use it as a tool to record notes from across the day.  I found myself enjoying the seamlessness of Evernote. It seemed Evernote was a tool to allow me to capture the learning journeys of the young writers in my classroom.

 

"To begin I created a notebook for each student and then placed them in a class stack.  Each time I confer with a writer during writing workshop I use Evernote.  Before I begin our conversation I glance through the last few notes, watch the work the writer is doing, and wait for an appropriate moment to chat.  For me, it has worked to create a new note inside the student’s notebook each time I have a conference with a writer.  My conferences are often structured like this:"

 

 

 

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A well documented description of how one teacher has developed her own method to maintain digital notes for all her students in Writers' Workshop by using Evernote.

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Patricia Christian's curator insight, September 2, 2013 7:35 PM

Another way to document student writing electronically using Evernote.

Franc Viktor Nekrep's curator insight, September 2, 2013 9:44 PM

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Inquiry with Evernote vol 1 ~ Inquire Within

Inquiry with Evernote vol 1 ~ Inquire Within | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Bart Miller

 

"Three weeks ago, I began exploring Evernote. Literally within minutes, I was convinced that it is an essential tool for inquiry-based teaching. I hope that by the end of this post, you will agree and want to join me in taking a huge step toward true metateaching.

If student curiosity is a spark, I want to use Evernote to ignite that spark into a raging inferno.

 

"To be authentic, inquiry must be unpredictable. Inquiry teaching includes a fair amount of modeled and structured inquiry, but the deepest learning occurs when learners follow their own interests and processes to construct understanding.

 

"I have been using Evernote to create an interconnected web of media that can be instantly searched based on criteria I create for my inquiry classroom. I already feel like a librarian from a futuristic sci-fi movie! Here is my process for curating resources:"

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Summer Learning Series-A Recap ~ Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom

Summer Learning Series-A Recap ~ Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Steven Anderson

 

"Over the past 6 weeks I've highlighted a few of my favorite tools, tips, tricks and resources. We covered a lot. Here is a recap of all 10 posts:

 

"But don't let the title fool you. While these are great tools, tips and tricks to learn during the summer, you could spend some time with them during the school year too. Spend 1 week on each of them and you've got almost 3 months of learning you, your colleagues and your friends could undertake."

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Great guides to using 10 great learning apps to work for you and your students.

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8 Ways Evernote Can Help You Get More from Your Research in 2013

8 Ways Evernote Can Help You Get More from Your Research in 2013 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Name: Alexandra Samuel Evernote Ambassador: Research Location: Vancouver, BC Profession: Vice President of Social Media, Vision Critical Website: http://www.alexandrasamuel.com/ Twitter:...

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David Baker's curator insight, July 4, 2013 6:47 AM

Thinking this may be an electronic support for our Action Research class.

Maria Persson's curator insight, July 11, 2013 11:35 PM

Thanks for the Scoop - very practical blog with info to help work and research smarter.  I personally like Evernote as it works across platforms, syncs up from desktop to mobile (no hassles) and provides an arsenal of tools embedded in the app!  

Tom Hood's curator insight, July 16, 2013 9:59 PM

We just talked about Evernote today at my Loyola session on Social Media for Accouting Students - some great tips here.

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How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual

How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I knew about the OCR in photos.  I did not know about the OCR .pdf function.  Awesome!

Ken

 

 

Are you a digital packrat? Are you in need of a searchable repository for everything you want to recall later? Does the idea of automatic OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for all your scanned PDFs get you excited in a way only seriously organised people could ever understand? If so, Evernote is the tool you need right now – and we’ve got the perfect manual to get you started using it like a professional.

 

Downloads are free from MakeUseOf - just tweet about the product you want. -JL

 

 


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Charles Myers 's comment, May 15, 2013 1:09 PM
Agree totally!! We're using now as a digital portfolio for kids... (well.. starting next school year) :)
Charles Myers 's comment, May 15, 2013 1:09 PM
Agree totally!! We're using now as a digital portfolio for kids... (well.. starting next school year) :)
Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, May 15, 2013 10:02 PM
Hanks everyone, it really is a fantastic tool and I am still finding ways to use it better. It certainly helps to stay better organized.
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All About Evernote [Infographic] | Tech the Plunge

All About Evernote [Infographic] | Tech the Plunge | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Although I have used this resource for months-I had no idea what it was capable of.  "Evernote is a great note-taking tool for all educators. It is cross-platform and can be run on your computer or as a web app."


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Inquiry with Evernote vol 2 ~ Inquire Within

Inquiry with Evernote vol 2 ~ Inquire Within | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Bart Miller

 

"Does Evernote work for inquiry?

 

"I’d say so. In the time it took to write this post, I planned a sizable chunk of guided inquiry for my class including authentic articles and video, and that’s from just one note. Further independent inquiry can be instantly supported with additional resources, as well as spontaneous modeled and guided inquiry."

 

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How one teacher has used Evernote to plan a unit of guided inquiry for 6th graders.

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Part One… 12 Resources to Discover & Curate Digital Curriculum

Part One… 12 Resources to Discover & Curate Digital Curriculum | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

This is the first post in a series on resources to discover and curate digital curriculum. In this post Michael Gorman introduces three tools in depth: Symbaloo, Diigo and Evernote.

"This series is really not centered on all the amazing resources available, but rather how to we find quality material and how do we archive it so we can find it later."

Although you may be aware of these three tools Gorman many show you techniques to using them that are new. The post explores these tools with both the teacher and student in mind. Based on your AUP these tools have the potential to be used by both groups. 

If you wonder why you would want your students to become digital curators think about how it would require them to "be informed and practice proper digital citizenship." 


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Mural.ly loves Evernote

Mural.ly loves Evernote | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

We built Mural.ly to fully unleash the imagination of teams of visual people and we know that most of creative teams are already using Evernote to collect and organize their ideas and inspiration...


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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, July 22, 2013 11:49 PM

 

Looks like an easy way to take your Evernote notebooks to a nice visual level.

Berta Solé's comment, July 26, 2013 9:10 AM
Yo también tengo que entrar en el uso de Evernote junto con Mural.ly.
יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, June 6, 2014 2:16 PM

also:

http://www.edudemic.com/mural-ly-mind-mapping-tool-waiting/

 

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6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote

6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Med Kharbach

 

Mashable calls it a second brain, Evernote is a powerful productivity app that, I believe, every teacher should be using. I know you probably have heard and read a lot about it but that elephant logo is still sitting there lonely and unused. It is about time to tap into to and discover its marvels.

 

Evernote is definitely one of the apps I use everyday. It helps me stay organized and scales up my productivity. However, the app has even more to offer when used with other partner apps. These apps  are particularly useful in expanding Evernote functionality  and in providing you with a richer and organized experience.

 

Here is a round-up of the apps I curated for you and which you can use with your Evernote to tap into its education potential.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, June 3, 2013 8:11 PM
I really want to see the benifit of Evernote but I just don't. I think I need someone to sit down and talk me through it. Is it better on the web or as an app?
Jonathan Jarc's comment, June 3, 2013 9:07 PM
I use it almost exclusively as an app, and as a supplement to flashcards for my students. I also know some folks who use it to manage their budget and expenses, snapping photos of receipts, bills, etc...
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Using Evernote in School : A Collection of Links | Doug Woods

Using Evernote in School : A Collection of Links | Doug Woods | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Evernote...[is] basically a note-taking application that allows the user to write notes (or record with audio or video) and keep them secure. It also allows notes to be synchronised across your different machines, including handheld devices. In addition to making your own notes, you can take web clippings, snag images or copy web addresses. But, to find out more, why not read some of the articles linked below and then try out the free version of the app?

1. Using Evernote at School

2. Evernote at The Montclair Kimberley Academy (You Tube Video)

3.Evernote as an ePortfolio

4. Ways of Using Evernote to Organise Your Learning Notes

5. Evernote in a shared Environment by @TheNerdyTeacher

6. School Administrator Use of Evernote

7.Using Evernote for Lifelong Learning (and Teaching)

8. One School’s Experience of Evernote and Skitch

9. How Evernote has Changed Things by @web20classroom

 

"Related articles

Evernote Review (Part 2) (ngnrdgrl.wordpress.com)

Web research on the iPad using Evernote and Skitch (how-to) (zdnet.com)

Evernote: Secret weapon for writing anywhere (zdnet.com)

Evernote continues to grow after landing $50 million in funding (zdnet.com)

Evernote (schoolandtech.wordpress.com)"


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