Evernote Use #16- Use Web Clipper to Save & Share Articles #50EduEvernote

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 #16- Use Web Clipper to Save and Share Articles  #50EduEvernote

Yesterday I shared how I use Evernote Clearly to read, annotate, and save online articles. I use Clearly often for reading, but when it comes to quickly saving and/or sharing an article, I use Evernote Web Clipper.

The two extensions have many of the same features, so you’re not going to go wrong choosing either. If you choose to download only one, the Web Clipper is the one you probably will use most often.

When you come across an article you’d like to save and/or share, it’s a great idea to clip it to Evernote so you’ll always have a copy (not just the link). You’ll notice in the article below, the ads and side links are all visible– making it look a little cluttered for saving. Simply clipping the Evernote Web Clipper extension solves the problem.

Online article (original site)

Online article (original site)

Once you click the extension, a side menu will appear.

Evernote Web Clipper (Evernote for Mac)

Evernote Web Clipper (Evernote for Mac)

Web Clipper gives you two options– share or save. The cool thing is, when you share the article, you can do both.

Save or Share w/ Evernote Web Clipper (Evernote for Mac)

Save or Share w/ Evernote Web Clipper (Evernote for Mac)

If you switch to the Evernote link, you’ll be able to share the note’s URL which will look like this:

Shared URL

Shared URL

Especially when sharing articles with students, it’s important for me to eliminate any distractions or inappropriate ads. Click here to view the entire shared Evernote note.

I use the Evernote Web Clipper every time I come across an article I’d like to save and/or share. I put the note in my “Articles” notebook and tag it accordingly (i.e., “leadership” or “creativity” or “Ed Tech”). I often share the articles with colleagues using the note’s URL or by emailing the specific note.

The Evernote Web Clipper is an essential web extension for your browser. Be sure to download it today!

If you’re new to Evernote or would like to convince a friend to give it a shot, they can sign up here and receive a free month of Evernote Premium.

Evernote Use #15- Read, Annotate, Save, & Share Ad-Free Articles with Clearly #50EduEvernote

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 #15- Read Online Easier with Evernote Clearly

There are many great apps and extensions that work with Evernote, and one of my favorites is Evernote Clearly for several reasons:

1. It makes reading online easier and clutter-free.

2. It’s simple to clip and save articles to Evernote.

3. It love being able to annotate an article while I read it.

4. It’s a great way to share an article without any ads.

5. When reading an article, I can also see my related Evernote notes.

Evernote Clearly Features

Evernote Clearly Features

Here’s how it works.

Once you’ve downloaded the extension, you’ll see a reading lamp in your toolbar. When you come across an article you’d like to read, click the reading lamp and put Evernote Clearly into action. We’ll use the article “Are your students engaged? Don’t be so sure” as an example.

Online Article with ads

Online Article with ads

To eliminate the ads and have the ability to annotate and clip to Evernote, click the Evernote Clearly lamp icon in the toolbar.

Reading an article with Evernote Clearly

Reading an article with Evernote Clearly

After reading and annotating the article, clip it to Evernote. You can set a destination notebook for clipped articles (mine is called “Articles”) and tag the article depending on the content.

Article clipped to Evernote with Annotations (Evernote for Mac)

Article clipped to Evernote with Annotations (Evernote for Mac)

Once the article is clipped to Evernote, it is searchable, ad-free, and ready to share with others or keep for future reference. You can also add commentary and other notes.

When sharing an article with students and colleagues, rather than giving them the original article’s URL, I prefer to clip the article to Evernote and share it using the Evernote note’s URL. Doing so eliminates all of the ads and side links and provides fewer reading distractions.

Evernote Clearly is the way to go for online reading. Check it out!

 

Jordan

 

 

 

Evernote Use #14- Collaborate at a Conference with a Shared Notebook #50EduEvernote

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 #14- Collaborate at a Conference with a Shared PD Notebook

When attending a conference or workshop with other teachers from your school, a shared notebook is a great place to collect, condense, and share notes with each other, and it’s also a great way to share ideas with the teachers and administrators from your school who were unable to attend the event.

The best way to do this is to create a notebook and share it with the other teachers attending the conference. (This is also a great way to encourage colleagues to start using Evernote.) As a premium member, you can give full editing rights to the notebook which allows other users to upload, edit, and manage the shared notebook.

Create a Shared Notebook for a Conference

Create a Shared Notebook for a Conference

No matter how teachers plan to take notes during the conference, their notes can be uploaded to this notebook for quick reference.

Evernote— simply open a new note in this notebook and begin typing (don’t forget the picture & recording features, but keep in mind that a note’s size limit is 1MB so you can’t go crazy with pics, video, and audio!)

Notability— simply send the notes to Evernote (don’t forget the picture & recording features)

Penultimate— simply move your note from the synced Penultimate notebook to this notebook (may have to be done via a browser or desktop– not sure)

Pen and Paper– open a new note in this notebook and snap a picture of your handwritten notes.

Livescribe*— simply record and copy notes, sync the pen, and send to Evernote.
*Score 15% off any smartpen using this link.

Another way? It will still work. Just email your note to your Evernote account and then move it to the shared notebook.

As you take notes, focus on the stories just as much as the specific content, quotes, and statistics. I love the idea below from Made to Stick and would like to create something similar using Evernote.

The Conference Storybook —A great idea for summarizing a conference!

1. Write down the stories each presenter tells.

2. Structure and organize the stories.

3. Convert to book form to share with others at the company (or in this case, a shared notebook).

A story is much better than a common-sense quote about keeping lines of communication open. Instead of “Lessons from Nordstrom: In retail, outstanding customer service is a key source of competitive advantage”—use the story about a Nordie wrapping a Macy’s gift. The message (outstanding customer service) will still be shared and the story will be remembered.

A Collective Conference Notebook Ready to Share with Others

A Collective Conference Notebook Ready to Share with Others

After the conference, edit the notes, then share with colleagues via a personal invitation to join the notebook or create and share a public URL.

Since all educators attend several conferences, a shared conference notebook is 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!

Have fun!

Jordan