Question A: What is the title of the application? Who developed it?
Question B: What is the purpose of the application (that is, what does it do?)
If you are a forgetful person, Evernote would be ideal for you to use. Evernote allows you to capture and organize things now, so you can find them easily later. You can capture things using a computer (Windows or Mac) or an Iphone, simply highlighting the information, taking pictures, or by finding things on the internet and placing them into your Evernote account. When you add things to your account, it is synchronized across all of your devices, that way it makes it easy for you to access your things whether you are at home, or on the go.
Evernotes allows you to search quickly through all of the things you saved in your account to find the information you want to look at. You can do this through a simple search or a filter.
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Question C: How does it work? Briefly, what does one have to do to start using it?
Evernote is like an "external brain." In other words, if there is something that you want to remember, you can simply highlight that piece of information and paste it in your personal Evernote clipboard for use at a later time.
What Evernote does when you paste some information in the program on the clipboard, it saves that information as long as you would like it to. When you need to find that information there are a couple of ways that you can find what you are looking for. One way is to just sort through your clipboard, or another way is to type one word that is located in the item that you are looking for in the find box. The word that you type in should become highlighted in the item being searched which helps you to find what you are looking for very quickly. As you can tell, it is very simple, easy and quick to save information needed by a click of a button.
Along with that, a computer is not the only way that Evernote can be accessible. It can also be used from your cell phone, that way you can carry your information with you where ever you go instead of having to take your computer with you everywhere you go.
If one is interested in using Evernote, they first need to visit the Evernote website. They can either choose to download one of the three versions of Evernote. However, they need to make sure that they are downloading the one that will be compatible for their computer or cell phone.
Question D: How is it related to other applications? (that is, can it be used in conjunction with other applications?
Evernote is its own unique website for saving notes, research, or anything else you need to save and have quick access too. Evernote is compatible with Windows or Mac computers, and cell phones. The relationship between Evernote and other applications is that you can "copy and paste" information from one application onto an Evernote page and have access to it later. For example, if you found a paragraph with a lot of information in it, and you didn't want to write everything down with pen and paper, you would simply highlight the text you need and save it to an Evernote page. Then you can easily access it at a later time. Evernote is somewhat like the website Twitter. Though Twitter is a communication tool, it also does the same thing by being able to save your notes to their page.
Question E: What are some unique ways of using this application?
Question F: How could the application be used within an educational/learning situation?
Evernotes can be a very useful tool to organize all of those images you glance across everyday that typically you may not remember, but you want to be able to recall them. Anyone can use a Mac computer, Windows, a web camera, cell phone, ect. to capture pictures/images they wish to recall later.
Elementary school teachers can use Evernotes to capture pictures of lesson plans, simulations, activities, images on a white board, pictures on field trips, images which could explain lessons better then they themselves could. Throughout the course of many years of teaching, teachers can acquire many pictures, notes, and memorabilia which they want to keep and cherish for many years. Unfortunately, having all of those gifts may get to be too much to keep track of. In this specific situation teachers can take pictures of their memorabilia and be certain they will not lose them.
Many secondary teachers typically use movies, shows, political cartoons, images, and other form of visual aids to convey lessons and ideas. Teachers would be able to organize and keep all of their visual aids in one general location. Storing all of these valuable images in Evernotes would allow teachers to easily access, organize, and keep their visual aids pertaining to their lessons.
3) Post Secondary:
Students in post secondary (colleges, tech schools, ect.) would greatly benefit from using Evernotes, as well as their professors. Both would be able to photograph their notes from different classes, research, projects, ect. and put the images in Evernotes and organize them.
Business men and women could benefit from the use of Evernotes for many different situations. They could take pictures of the many business cards they are given, upload them to Evernotes, and organize the business cards. This would help them keep track of the business cards, organize and access them. They could also use Evernotes to capture pictures of job sights, projects, ect.
Question G: What are some examples (e.g. web sites) of it being used to illustrate its current educational value or potential value?
Some examples of Evernote being used to illustrate its current educational value or potential value include its ability to store multiple pictures notes, presentations, documents, and videos organized in one convenient, portable, easy to use site. It is valuable because you can access your account anywhere there is an internet connection, including off of your Internet-capable cell phone. Instead of having to open up PowerPoint and Internet sites for classroom use, teachers can prepare one presentation together on Evernote and simply open it up without having to use multiple programs. Students can organize schedules and homework assignments easily in Evernote.
Question H: For those teams with international partners, how is the application used in their countries? Are there unique features of the application that may be more relevant to those outside of the US?
Our Group does NOT have an international partner. This question does not need to be answered.
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