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Using Evernote for Formative Assessment

2013 February 17
by SSedro

This year, every month one of the Monday faculty meetings is devoted to technology.  This month we are modifying a great idea from Dana Watts and having an iPad Appy Hour.  There won’t be any drinks, but it should still be a fun way to help our teachers use their iPads for formative assessment.

We have a great lineup of workshops. Some were introduced by teachers at last month’s iPad Slam.  Others are less well known to staff.  Here’s the lineup.


We needed another topic so I agreed to research how to use Evernote for formative assessment.  I thought it would be a great tool since it syncs between the website, your computers and your smartphones.  The more I dug into the topic, the more pleased I was with Evernote as a teacher tool.

Here is the presentation I created to assist me during the workshop.  You are welcome to modify it for your own use.


2 Responses
  1. Anne permalink
    March 21, 2013

    I am a new user of evernote. I am a teacher and I am beginning to use it for my students assessments (DRDPs) I have created a notebook for each student. But now am unsure if this is best method. A long time user in the evernote forums has advised me to use tags ams titles in place of so many notebks . I am confused as to which is best in my situation. For instance I need to be able to place my evidence of student progress in their actual file. Notes photos and such. My school is not as technology advanced as I would like. So this probably means printing out or putting on a CD. But I would need one CD / 24 students.

  2. SSedro permalink*
    March 26, 2013

    Hi Anne,

    I think you will be amazed and delighted with the power and flexibility of Evernote. In your current situation, I am thinking you are best to continue on with a notebook for each student. When you need to put the evidence of student progress in their actual file, you can export each notebook as HTML. In other words, as a website. You could burn that onto a CD. If all you have in the notebooks is text and photos that should work fine. If you also have audio recordings, you may want to do a sample export now to make certain it works as expected. You can easily burn the exported HTML notebook to a CD to put in the child’s folder. If you have time, I’d love to hear how it goes.

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