March 20, 2012

Evernote Peek

Evernote is awesome...we all know that by now.  As an educator it is a great way to organize all of the stuff that teachers need to organize (bookmarks, notes, lesson plans, forms, etc.) and then actually be able to go back and find it.  You can even save audio, video, pictures and whatever else is on the web (or in your mind) and what's even better is that it syncs everywhere.  I have been using Evernote now for about a year and I am constantly learning new ways to use it both professionally and personally (love having my shopping lists in the cloud).  Recently, I installed the Google Chrome extension called Evernote Web Clipper which allows me to clip anything from the web directly into my Evernote notebooks.  This is a must have Chrome extension.

Evernote Peek is the newest edition to Evernote's lineup (Skitch is also very cool) and it is a very handy app for students.  Essentially the app turns your notebooks into flash cards in conjunction with the smart cover (they have since introduced a way to use it without the smart cover).  Simple to use, you create a note with a question for the title and the body is the answer to that question.  You can then study using that notebook on your iPad.  Genius.

Now What?

If your students are using iPads in the classroom then I'm sure they have Evernote installed.  This would be a great addition to that app and would allow students to create their cards right in class.  If you aren't lucky enough to have a class set then you can share this app with your students and show them how to use it.

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