When I first began using Evernote for teaching, I started with three notebooks:
- TESOL Ideas, in which I mostly kept notes about activities, books, methods
- TESOL Online Resources, in which I used the Web Clipper to remember websites
- Reading 4/5 Bethesda Uni (Spring 2013), in which I kept the lesson plans for my class that semester
As I continued collecting more ideas, I found it more useful to create notebooks for skills, resulting in notebooks such as Teaching Reading and Teaching Vocabulary. Instead of collecting notes into my original TESOL Ideas and TESOL Online Resources notebooks, I began adding ideas to the respective skill notebooks. I joined the two reading notebooks in order to form a Teaching Reading “stack." Now when I begin planning for a new class, I browse through the notebook containing notes I have collected for that skill. Here’s what my teaching notebooks look like now:
Of course, this is not the only way to organize your notes. There are some who prefer just using one large notebook and using the search function or organizing by tags. Happy Evernoting!
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