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Hemodialysis RN. Loves to travel, read, Broadway shows.

 

Evernote

2 min read

Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note-taking, organizing, and archiving.. The app allows users to create a "note" which can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note. Notes can also have file attachments.

Evernote Clipper - Is an accessory to Evernote that you can use to clip articles from any source which you can save and clip to your notes. The one I used in the class is Pinterest where hundreds of interesting articles are available for clipping, from recipes to trips - whichever topic that interests the user.

As for the SAMR model, Evernote falls in the modification ladder.  Modification is defined as a "tech that allows for significant redesign." This app is used as to substitute for a paper-bound notebooks with sheets of paper. But it has the technology and ability to be saved, shared, archived. It not only takes notes but videos and pictures as well.

My review:

The Evernote app is at the transformative level of the SAMR model. Evernote falls in the "M" as in "modification" level as it is a tool for young students, teachers, and ordinary people alike to create organization of notes, save information, allow the users to share the information which can be helpful for a collaborative work, and brainstorm ideas.

It was fun to use it with the Evernote Clipper and slowly, I'm building my notebook with some noteworthy ideas and class notes that I can always open to review and maybe share with my classmates. The art of writing cursive will never be developed among the students of today due to all the apps available to make it easy and convenient for them to take down notes. But if technology allows for easy collaboration, then cursive writing will just be an archaic art that will eventually be archived.