Having attended several face to face conference sessions and a number of webinars on evernote, I like the look of this app. It is cross platform, uses the cloud, syncs nicely with many tools and I like their style and support. Tonight, I took notes from Trent’s presentation as this is an app or tool that I want to play with and explore more over the summer holidays. Trent used airplay on his iPad to demonstrate some of these apps, as well as webtours and application sharing in blackboard collaborate of actual web pages.
Here are my summarized notes:-
Some apps that complement or sync with evernote (all free unless otherwise stated):-
- Penultimate (this one has a slight cost), works like a whiteboard – writing, drawing, scribbling, sketching
- Peek - great for revision and study purposes
- Skitch - annotate, use shapes and sketches etc using a smart cover to reveal the questions and answers. A mix of audio, text etc can be used. Great for languages.
- Shoe boxed - free one month trial. Keep receipts and other documents as digital documents with this app. Can send to evernote.
- Hello – a great way to share the equivalent of business cards with options for photo, twitter handle, email, other social networking sites etc
- Evernote food - preserve memorable food experiences
Trent also demonstrated how to create stacks and answered numerous questions from participants.
From the chat came the following suggestions
Thanks Trent for an informative session. Now I need time to play. Have you used evernote? What is your opinion? How do you use it? Have you used all or any of the above apps?
When: Tuesday Sept 18th, 4-5pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+10)
About this session: Bec Spink will be our guest presenter. She will speak on a passion of hers – the use of Evernote in the classroom. See Bec’s blog - Miss Spink on Tech.
One of Bec’s tweets reads:-
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. It is cross platform and cloud computing at its best! In this session, Bec will discuss the following:-
- Why use evernote?
- How to take notes?
- How to track student progress!
- Using checklists
- Using evernote for a work program and running records
- How to use the webclipper!
- Put the internet to work for you with ifttt
Don’t miss this great session. Here is the link to the recording of this webinar. What questions do you have of Bec? Have you used evernote and if so, how? Would you recommend its use in the classroom?
Add some bling to your Blogs
Tech Talk Tuesdays: Blogging with Bling
When: Tuesday, June 21st from 4 to 5 pm, Melbourne, Australia time
About the session: Mel Cashen will be our guest presenter, talking about some her favourite technology tools that she uses in the classroom. Mel will demonstrate
- How she got into blogging.
- How the way she uses blogging has changed (kids taking more responsibilities). See her class blog
- The web 2.0 tools she likes to use on it
- How students are introduced to blogging
Please join us and share in the conversations. Here is the link to the recording
eT@lking: Evernote – Ever Popular
When: Wednesday, June 22nd, 8 -9pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)
About the session:- Evernote allows you to make one note or 500,000. It is a popular online tool that is free and allows you to take notes, clip web pages, snap photos, grab screenshots and then stores it all.
Join us for this webinar, where Graham Clark will demonstrate how it works and why it is one of his favourite online tools. Please join us and share in the conversations.
Here is the link to the recording