My students recently finished reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo, and now they have the opportunity to express how the book influenced them by creating something awesome. I posted these guidelines in our class notebook and gave students time to consider what route they may want to take. Several
students are considering creating an original children’s version of the novel.
Despite my limited artistic skill, I thought I would give it a try in order to help them navigate through the project. Using my new appdiction (Paper by 53), I created the first few illustrations of my book.
To move my illustrations from Paper to my computer, I save them to my camera roll and then add them to a note in Evernote so the image is available on my computer.
From there, I am able to copy and paste my images to another program, add text, and save as a PDF. I keep a working copy of the document on Evernote so I can access it from home, from school, and from my iPad. Each time I update the file, I open it through my Evernote, and when I finish working, it saves directly to Evernote.
Saving everything in Evernote has really helped me keep everything organized and available. Rather than feeling stuck when my project is saved on another computer or my flashdrive is missing, I can find everything I need in Evernote and work any time the urge hits me– no excuses.
For your next project, consider saving all of your drafts in Evernote– you’ll be glad you did.
By the way, I completed a few pages of my children’s book example. Let me know what you think!