Evernote goes to the Galapagos (and the Amazon)!

One of the biggest reasons that I use Evernote is the ability to quickly organize and document my ever changing life. This summer, my side and I spent two weeks traveling through Ecuador. This included a trip to the Galapagos and the amazon. Before we left, I prepared all of our travel documents in an Evernote notebook. This included all of our flight information and booking confirmations. With an Evernote premium account, I could easily download the entire notebook to my ipad for offline viewing. When I travel, I tend to download all of the documents on both my ipad and my iPhone just...

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Evernote was Here!

    Well, we are official – or at least official enough to warrant a visit from the Evernote Korea Team (click the photo above to see the Evernote Korea Blog about KiS). The KiS Community was happy to host Evernote for four hours to show them how we do things. While they were visiting, they had the pleasure of meeting with the KiS Administrative team, watching several courses (in Math and Science) and generally see how we use Evernote Business at our school. From my perspective, it was wonderful to meet all of the people that I had been interacting with over the past few months. Take a...

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Evernote: Workflows for Education

 There seems to be a lot of confusion out there about how to best use Evernote in a Classroom. Lots of people talk about how to be productive with Evernote, but few Power-Users are Teachers/Educators. There have been some great posts around the Evernote For-Schools Discussion boards, and some wonderful posts by Bec Spink in Australia, but what it comes down to for me and my Teachers is finding a way to make Evernote Easy and Ubiquitous. Imagine this: Creating a calendar event, which creates an Evernote note, which becomes a blog post you can share with students and assign to them for...

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BYOC Research: First Edition

As I continue to work through the BYOC Model, and the idea that we should “flip” the roles of students and teachers in BYOD, I am still constantly trying to find research and best practice for BYOD/BYOT in an educational setting. Since the BYOC model that I propose is based upon the architecture and methods of BYOD, it has to be valid for a traditional BYOD implementation and current trends in BYOD. I like to think of BYOC as the natural evolution of BYOD to be more person centered, rather than device centered. That was a lot of words to say: Lets look at the world of BYOD....

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Keeping Students Safe in a Digital World

Writing this post is similar to opening pandora’s box. First and foremost: this is a post for parents. Parents: now that there are internet resources about how to do these things, you may need to do some of your own research as your children will always find a way. Recently, I have had more and more requests from Parents about how to monitor student computer use. My usual answer is that the Mission of the IT Department is to teach students and teachers how to effectively use technology, not to censor and regulate technology use. That being said, we still have to monitor computer use...

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