Thursday, March 7, 2013

Going Paperless?

I love pens. Notebooks. And paper. 

Except when I am trying to find a specific paper in my classroom.

You can ask my teaching partner...

We will be talking/planning and I will say something like, ok, let me find that paper. I think it is in this pile (or binder or file). She just laughs.

Last year I toyed with Evernote. But I really didn't know what I was doing or how to use it. So, I am intrigued that Alison at 

is having a "Going Paperless Challenge." (And during this challenge she is going to teach me tricks/tips/how to be paperless. This will make my husband happy. Save some paper. Save some trees. Yahoo!)

Mission #1 is Gather Tools. I have Evernote, but want to gather a couple of more (free) tools over the weekend.

Mission #2 is Build Evernote Notebooks. I'm really excited about this one. Will this take place of my awesome composition notebooks that I like to take notes in? Or will it be something else? Baby steps, I think. I will start this tomorrow night during family movie night. Movies bore me, unless Edward makes an appearance.

Are you interested in adding "one more thing" to your plate this year? Hop on over to read more. Join us. In blogland or in commentland or in neverland.

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  1. I have Evernote and don't know how to navigate through it, on my iPad anyway. Sounds like a perfect challenge for you!

  2. I use the cozi app! I love has a calendar, a place where you can make unlimited lists (yes!), a journal which could be used for family or school depending on what device you are using (ie. School ipad-class activities journal...and you can email individual entries with pics to parents to share student success), it is really designed to help families stay organized but has some great school uses as well!

  3. So glad to see that you're linking up! I'm all about saving the trees and the paper, and I have to admit, my husband is pretty excited about this challenge too -- especially after he assembled an entire laundry basket of paper clutter (mostly school-related, even) that I'd left throughout the house! Hopefully this challenge will help both of us use less paper!

    Eberopolis: Teaching Reading & Writing with Technology

  4. I read this post this morning (I'm way behind in my blog reading!) and then went to Alison's blog because I am so excited about this idea! I've had Evernote for awhile but I have never really used it. I set up folders for all my firsties today and hope to start using it for writing conference notes tomorrow. I even practiced sending emails with notes that went right to each folder. My family thinks I'm nuts because I got so excited when it worked!
    Still Teaching After All These Years


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