Evernote Use #5- Capture Classroom and School Ideas #50EduEvernote

Posted by Jordan Collier on January 17, 2014 in Evernote |

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting 50 different ways school administrators and educators can use Evernote to be more organized and more effective. I’ll be using #50EduEvernote on Twitter to further this discussion and share ideas. If you’d like, click here to follow me on Twitter.

Evernote Use #5- Capture Classroom and School Ideas

How many times do you catch yourself saying, “This would be a great to do next year”? For me, it’s just about every day. Before using Evernote, I used my lesson plan book to record those ideas. However, my best ideas rarely came to me while I was sitting in my classroom at my desk with my lesson plans open and no students present. Most of the time, the best ideas came to me while I was driving, mowing the year, washing dishes, or running. Since I don’t mow the yard with my lesson plans, that was an issue.

School Ideas NotebookNow, whenever an idea hits me, I quickly open Evernote on my phone (because that is almost always with me!) or computer and capture that idea in my “School Ideas” notebook.

In addition to using a notebook for ideas, I also use tags to help me organize my ideas even further. Some of my tag labels include:

Ideas Tag

Ideas Tags (Evernote for Mac)

2014 School Idea

Class Ideas

Teaching Ideas

Next Year Idea


CAC Tech

ENG Dept. Ideas

Classroom Management


We all have “This would be great for next year” moments. Capturing those ideas is essential, and Evernote is the perfect way to do it.



50 Ways Admins and Teachers Can Use Evernote #50EduEvernote

#1- Checklists & To-Do Lists

#2- Taking and Organizing Meeting Notes

#3- Saving Handwritten Meeting Notes

#4- Emailing Files

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