Key Points from Video
- I create a note for each student which contains the outcomes for that learning area and year level (I create this in a word processing program – in my case Pages – as the formatting tools in Evernote are rudimentary. Copying and pasting straight from Pages into Evernote worked for me). I also use the checkbox tool to add checkboxes to each section once in Evernote.
- Evernote allows me to capture student evidence on the fly using my phone – either from quick typed notes to myself which can be elaborated on later, or via photographing documents or other types of evidence.
- When I get a spare chance (i.e. after school), I am able to annotate the note on my computer, add any extra information that will help me make judgements about a student’s progress.
- I use the “Copy Note Link” function, and then paste the link alongside the relevant outcome at the level I feel it demonstrates – which just adds another layer of search.
- Come reporting time, I am able to make easy, evidenced judgements about my students’ achievements – and have the proof alongside each outcome.
- I can also add audio and links to video into my notes – a little more difficult to add to Evernote “on the fly”, but very easy to record via my phone. I then add a blank note in Evernote, which reminds me later that I have evidence to add.
- During parent meetings, I am able to walk parents through their child’s Evernote folder, adding validity and depth to our discussions.
- Equally, during individual student conferences, I can use Evernote to help students set their learning goals.