Teaching With Dropbox and Evernote

Some technology used by teachers you hear about but never try because you don’t immediately “get” what it does. I recently tried what I’ve been reading teachers use for a while now: Evernote and Dropbox. It allows you to do more planning and prep on the fly, including at home, and you can readily drag multimedia and text materials into your lessons from wherever you are. It gives you seamless access to your materials right at your teaching area. Images, video, websites you put in your notes, audio, it’s all there for you with minimal trouble. Below is a screenshot of what I see when using these to teach. You can click on it to see full size.IMG_2497.JPG

I think the screenshot above says a lot about the possibilities. If you have any questions about these two amazing services, ask in the comments. I have not mastered either, J am new at both, but I’ll tell you what I know. When I started I was surprised at the lack of materials for getting started. So if you’re at that point, chime in and I’ll be happy to share how I got going.

For the past week I have been preparing for lessons on park benches, red lights, on my sofa, and other places. Evernote and Dropbox are both available web based and with apps. Try them and share what you find!

Author: Damien Riley

Having been a public school teacher since 1997, I've gained valuable classroom experience. Sometimes a great tool is a dynamite lesson plan. These posts are from a real teaching journey. I hope they inspire you. Thanks for reading!

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