Welcome to part II of this week’s blog series, which will focus on what I consider to be the best productivity, note taking, pretty much everything you need to do, tool. Â I had the pleasure of sitting in on an Evernote Webinar last week, rather than gushing over how much I love this tool and how it has completely taken over all productivity platforms (I have tested and continue to use many!) including MS Word, Sticky Notes, Pages, email, etc., I’ll add a few screen shots from the Webinar that will illustrate just how this tool can make your life easier. Â In my humble opinion, Evernote and similar tools are going to completely do away with most word processors, so if you’re not currently using EN, Google Docs, or both, jump aboard! Â If anybody would like a hands on tutorial, I’d love to sit down to show you how start using Evernote.
Before I get to the presentation, I wanted to add this picture that I recently came across in my Google Reader. Â As I mentioned many times in my blog, this year has brought a number of changes to my position here at SCH. Â One of the biggest changes that has always been a challenge for me has been professional development. Â I remember a few years ago, Pete asking me “what are your plans for the year in terms of professional development?” Â I distinctly remember turning bright red (yes that happens to me way to frequentlyâ€¦out of my control!), stuttering and giving a response that sounded like “well, umâ€¦.uhâ€¦.probably, uhâ€¦I’ll read magazines.” Â Brutal, I know. Â I’m not going to get side-tracked here (more than I already have) with a post on PD, but this was my long winded way to introducing a photo that I found that I think is hilarious!
Without further adieuâ€¦The Evernote presentation. Â Watch the short video first, then scroll through the images.
One account, any device:
Take a snap shot of a whiteboard, create note with a snapshot from your mobile device and tag for easy searching.
Use Web Clipper to take clips of Web sites or to bookmark for lesson planning.
Â Add check boxes for class supplies or To Do lists.
Â Share notebooks with students/faculty/family/friends for collaboration.
PD at your own pace – articles, web clips, tweets into a PD area for later use.
Skitch, a separate Evernote app that allows you to annotate, edit, and share your screen shots from any device.
Never lose notes!!
Here’s an additional link from our guest blogger Betty Ann Fish: