Evernote for Education

This post has most of what you need for using Evernote in Education.

It is a whole new version of Evernote, so some of the resources below will be outdated in some ways, but the ideas and tips are the same. 

Why Evernote?

Evernote helps people focus on what matters most to them. It’s where ideas become answers, where individuals organize their daily lives, and where teams come to create and share work together.


Some cool resources about Evernote on Pinterest too:

Evernote Guides (official)
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See bottom of page for even more resources too!


What is Evernote?

Evernote is a way to get organized. It is a great resource that allows you to easily capture information using whatever device or operating system you use. It then makes this information accessible and searchable from anywhere. Their tagline: “Remember Everything.” It is a digital notebook that allows you to take text notes, clip web pages, upload images and files, and much more.

You can capture task lists, notes, web pages, white boards, business cards, pictures, and even clip web pages or parts of webpages to Evernote.

It is easy to use, very powerful, and there are plenty of places to get help using it.

Accessible on all platforms and devices.

Does it Cost Money?

Yes and No. There is a free version that is very, very powerful and there is a premium version that adds features and higher limits. 

How Can I use Evernote as a Teacher, Student, Administrator?

Evernote is an excellent resource for education. Teachers can use it for meeting notes, research, lesson plans, task lists, lesson resources, references, and much more. Students can use it to take notes in class, organize their homework, research and projects, and make a list of things to do.

Ways to Use Evernote
Includes one for students

Administrators can make notes, task lists, organize resources, create agendas and procedures and share them with their staff, and so much more.

Evernote is also great as a lesson and resource organizational tool. Create notebooks setup for lesson plans and lesson resources, along with notebooks for things to do, things to research, and things to share. Easily share resources and information with students or colleagues. 
Education page has tips, how-to’s, tutorials, case studies and more. 

The Evernote Blog 

Teachers: Organize your lesson plans in Evernote.

You can put all your notes, outlines, activities, research, etc in Evernote and have it searchable and accessible from anywhere. That way you can start working on a lesson plan at home then continue working on your computer in your class. You can tag lesson plans with specific topics or subjects to make calling them up the next school year even easier.

I use Evernote to collect and organize information, notes, meeting notes, lesson plans, resources to use in my classroom, resources to share with my students, and much more. You can also share your notes with others, so I've shared some notes with my students or colleagues.

Students can use Evernote to collect data from the web, take notes in class, organize their work, and collaborate on projects, create task lists, organize projects and collect data, and much more.

How Can I Get Help on using Evernote?

So, how to you learn about all Evernote features and add-ons and how to use them and where do you go for support?

Find other Evernote users to talk too. Look for blogs that talk about Evernote. Use some of the great resources on the Evernote site:

1. The Evernote Blog: tips, news, and user stories about how they are using Evernote.

2. The Evernote Forums: browse for topics of interest, ask questions, search for tips or answers.

The community is thriving and this is a great way to learn more about using Evernote.

3. Evernote Support: the support site and support team are excellent and will get back to you quickly on any issues. There is a troubleshooter, chat with support, knowledge base and downloadable resources.

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Evernote is an incredible system that allows you to get organized, capture data, and so much more. It is an indispensable tool for educators. Evernote is very useful, easy to use, platform independent, constantly improved and updated and FREE. It is one of those tools that once you start using it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Evernote is very friendly to education. They have a lot of resources for education and when I talked with some of their senior staff at ISTE11, they were very enthusiastic about educational uses for Evernote and very eager to help.

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Evernote for Schools forum:

Awesome LiveBinder full of resources for Educators to get started with, and use, Evernote in Education.

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