So without further ado, my first new thing...Evernote. I vowed to make the digital leap this year. I want to take some things that I used to do with paper and pencil and try them out in a digital format. Specifically, I wanted to make my iPad work harder for me. So I decided to start with the most valuable part of my teaching: my professional journal. The most important thing I do as a teacher is to keep a journal. In the past it looked like this...
On Evernote, you can take notes, attach photos and live links to urls right in your document. You can even record meetings or lectures and keep the audio files in the note. You may have noticed in my old journal's table of contents that I had many, many to-do lists. Evernote allows you to create these lists and check them off as they are completed. I have only started to play around with this, but I am learning a lot every day. And guess how I learn best? By pushing all the buttons! So download Evernote to your laptop or iPad and start your year off right. Or better yet, try a different journaling app and let us know how that works!
Keep pushing buttons!