Thanks to Google Hangout, on Thursday I’ll be co-presenting a workshop at the KORCOS 2012 International Education Conference in Incheon, South Korea. Our session is called “Videoconferencing and Evernote in the Classroom.” My friend (Kevin) teaches at an international school in Korea and uses videoconferencing often in his classroom to “bring in” guest speakers and experts. He’ll be in Korea demonstrating how he uses videoconferencing in his classroom; I’ll be sitting at my desk in the United States demonstrating how I use Evernote in my classroom.
Isn’t that nuts?! Man, we live in the future.
When videoconferencing, the true value is the interaction between the audience and the guest– so I have 8 minutes. 8 minutes. 480 seconds. That’s it. How do I boil down everything into 8 minutes?
After some considerable thought, I’m going to demonstrate how using Evernote helped answer these three questions:
- What is the best way to assist, tutor, and teach students when they are working outside of my classroom?
- What is the best way to document, show, and share individual student growth?
- What is the best way to assess the individual needs of my students while still using the state writing rubric?
If you had 480 seconds to share what you love about Evernote, what would you say? Comment below. (No, seriously– comment below. Think about how cool it would be if everyone who reads this post actually posts a comment. There would be SO many new ideas spread instantly. Often when I have an idea, I just assume everyone else has that same idea– but that’s rarely the case. What might seem obvious to you, may seem genius to someone else. So if the urge hits you, share your genius below.)