Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Evernote Tutorial Part 1: How to set up notes to track student progress!

Well, I know it's taken me quite awhile to write this post since my initial post on how I use Evernote in my classroom to track student progress, but I really wanted to make this super informative so you can hopefully get going easily on setting your own up for your classroom!  I was so thrilled with all the interest other teachers showed on my original post and I'm happy to share more specifics today to get you started.

Since I'm a reading specialist, I use Evernote to track my little friends' progress in guided reading; however, as a classroom teacher, I would use this for any other subject as well.  Once you get your notes set up for guided reading, I think you might want to try it out for math (or any other subject as well)...because I think you're going to love it that much!


Ok, so here we go....and I know this is a lot, but once you get going with it, everything will hopefully make sense and be relatively simple.  And, like I've said before, for me it's really made a difference in daily tracking of progress of my little friends! Plus once you do the initial set up here which may take you a little time, all you do is copy & paste and then you will be able to use this as a tracking tool all year long and really shouldn't need to do much adjusting! This is Part 1...just getting yours set up- I will do another tutorial showing how to add pictures of student work and audio recordings all from one note someday soon!  You can view all the steps listed below also in PDF format- please download here!



Woohoo, now you have an account, so go ahead and get started with your first note/notebook!




You can create checklists in two different ways.  The first way is directly in your Note. The second way is through Word. Check out both options below!




If you would like to use my checklists that I created, you can download them here from Dropbox. You will then be able to just copy and paste the tables into Evernote- add checkboxes and you'll be all set! (When you first view the document, the fonts will look different on all but the first page, but you can then download two free fonts if you want it to look like mine does below...instructions are in the download.) Enjoy!



I hope this helps you figure out how to set up Evernote for your classroom!

I'm a day late, but I'm linking this up with the amazing Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for her Tuesday Tried It! I'm just so excited for the linky to be back- I had to join in. :)



Have a great day!
Aylin


19 comments:

  1. I love this tutorial! Thank you for sharing :)

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial and the checklist! I started using evernote late last year for checklists in the classroom (homework, notes, field trips, etc.) and plan to start with reading notes this year!
    Courtney
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

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  3. Thank you so much! I was looking at this on my own after a summer PD day. I wasn't sure if I could do it but after this, I am pretty sure I can. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I hope you are able to set it up with these instructions-- it will take a little time, but trust me, it'll be worth it!
      Aylin :)

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  4. This is wonderful (as usual). I've been looking to use Evernote more often and this is perfect.

    thanks
    matt
    Digital: Divide & Conquer
    Follow me on Bloglovin'

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  5. Wow, Aylin!! This is amazing! I am adding this to my to-do list for back to school NOW! You are awesome for creating this tutorial. Thank you so much!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  6. THANK YOU so much for doing this. I went back and reloaded Evernote after your original post. I am so excited that you gave us a tutorial. I'm going to go drag it into Draggo right now to access when it gets closer to time for me to use this. You ROCK!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  7. I downloaded Evernote months ago, but never got around to figuring it out. Your tutorial has given me the motivation, now I need to find a little time! Thank you!
    Forever A Teacher, Forever A Learner

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    1. Yay- I'm so glad this motivated you to try it out-- I hope you love it!
      Aylin :)

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  8. Thank you so much for this! I can't wait to dive into your tutorial and get it all set up!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  9. soo excited about this!! I am going to try to set it up for guided reading!! Hope you can help answer some questions along the way!!

    -Caitlin
    Table Talk with C & C

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  10. I just downloaded Evernote on my Ipad thinking it would help organize me. I wasn't even thinking about students. I am a reading specialist too who has just started to blog. Thanks for this freebie, and I look for the others to come!

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    1. Hi Amy,
      I'm so excited that you are a reading specialist too! I hope you love using Evernote to get you organized in your classroom too! :)
      Aylin

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  11. Thank you so much. I really hadn't even heard of Evernote before your blog and I must say I love it. I just did a basic supplies checklist to get started and I used it during open house last night. It was amazing. Somehow it was even easier than using pencil and paper. I used the checklist, and it didn't feel like I was being pulled away from all of the lovely students and families who had come in to meet me. Thank you. I am sure I will find a hundred other uses now that I know how easy this was!

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  12. I used Evernote for my class last year. :) I loved it! I would love the checklist for guided reading. When I clicked to download through DropBox, it states that the file has either been moved or deleted. Can you please share that again? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Mrs. Harbron! Sorry about that- glad you mentioned that it was no longer showing up- I moved my files around a little bit ago and didn't realize this one wasn't active anymore- it should work when you click now! Hope it makes Evernote even more fabulous for you. :)
      Thanks!
      Aylin

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  13. Is there a way to keep the cute fonts once the tables are copied into Evernote? I have the fonts downloaded and installed.

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    1. Hi Danielle,
      You should be able to copy and paste the table from Word into Evernote. That's how I was able to keep the fun fonts. Hope it works for you!
      Aylin :)

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