Brent Adams, Debate Coach & English Teacher

According to Mr. Adams, Evernote enables us to pool research and evidence in a central, shared location, and the "clipper" features allows you to clip articles directly from online into Evernote. Also, importantly, because internet access is prohibited at debate competitions, Evernote permits offline access and searchability, so evidence can be retrieved while a debate is ongoing.

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Evernote, the Team's current China Notebook, which contains over 100 articles.

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Evernote, the Team's Notebooks


1. Type class notes - organizing information by class and tagging by topic. All notes are keyword searchable, including pdf files and images.
2. Handwritten notes – students could take handwritten notes and add them to their research by scanning or taking a snapshot.
3. Flexibility – students can check their notes on all computers and on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android.
4. Sharing – students could make their notebooks public and import the RSS feed into Google Reader, iGoogle


1. Plan and organize your classes with tags - using tags is a great way to organize your classes. For example, if you know that there is certain content that has to be taught during the second week of the school year, then for all related content you can use the tag “week 2″. Once you’ve created this system you can keep adding additional items throughout the year.

2. Professional development - if you use the summer break or vacations to improve your skills or continue your education, keep all your notes, resources, lessons and new ideas learned in Evernote.

3. Classroom templates - if you use templates such as grade sheets or student assessment forms, keep them in Evernote.

4. Prepare for your absence - share a notebook with lesson plans, worksheets, answer keys and examples of completed work with the substitute teacher to keep your class up and running even if you aren’t there.

5. Share a notebook with your class - after you create a public notebook, share the URL with your class.

6. Whiteboard photos - take photographs of the whiteboard or Smart board. You can title or tag each photo based on the class date to make searching for specific photos easier. Also, you can share the photos with students that miss a class, so that they have the day’s notes.

7. Simplify grading - take photographs of graded tests and add them to Evernote.

Here’s an example of a public notebook a teacher Michael Cruz created for an entrepreneurship class.

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60MB data per month 50, 000 short notes or 500 pictures from your camera.

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