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Evernote Use #13- Keep Up With Professional Development Documentation
For years I kept a 3-ring binder for my professional development documentation. I would come back from a workshop, punch holes in my documentation, and put it in my binder. That is if I remembered to do it. Often I would forget and when I needed to turn in all of my hours, I’d have to track down all of those forms.
Now I use Evernote. (Of course I was going to say that, right?)
When I get any PD documentation, I scan or snap a picture of it and add the picture to my PD notebook in Evernote. I title the note the name of the conference and also tag it for quick reference.
In addition to saving PD workshop documentation in Evernote, I also save travel receipts. When I get a receipt, I immediately snap a picture of it (because more than likely I’ll lose it). I save all of my receipts from a trip in one note, and after the trip, I email the note to the accounting department for reimbursement.
At the end of the school year when it’s time to turn in all of my PD documentation, I have everything saved and can easily find it.
Since all educators must keep track of their PD, this a great way to encourage others to start using Evernote. Share this post with them and tell them they can get a free month of Evernote Premium just for creating an account!