Are these a common sight in your classroom? How many of your students successfully organize their binders? How easy is it for them to access their notes, work, and resources?
If your students are anything like mine, they carry around enormous binders full of paper. Some of my students are more successful than others at keeping these binders organized so they can find their work.
At the end of the year, I was sad to see that many students just dumped entire binders worth of notes into the trashes around our campus. For them it’s cleansing and cathartic to throw their work away at the end of a school year. However, if each year is supposed to provide the foundation for the next, then it makes sense that students might want to reference their previous work.
My class is almost entirely paperless, so many of my students have begun to take notes on devices (phones and tablets) instead of on paper. Teaching them how to store and organize their information online is an important life skill. It’s part of the reason I love Evernote.
Ideas for using Evernote with students:
- Create a digital notebook
- Store resources for easy access
- Brainstorm and save ideas
- Capture and save photos for a project
- Take a picture of white board with notes
- Make a to-do list
- Record voice reminders for assignments
- Share files
- Access files saved to desktop
Students can use Evernote on their devices in class and access their accounts from any computer. They can organize information into different notebooks and use tags to make finding information quick and easy.
Please share how you are using Evernote with your students!
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