What is it?

Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organising, 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. Notebooks can be added to a stack while notes can be sorted into a notebook, tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched, and exported as part of a notebook.

How to use it?

Educational purposes:

Keep track of files and create notes and share it with your peers. It can serve as an alternative, easy to use online notebook. Your students can use it to organise content, keep track of interesting things on the web, and create parts of an ePortafolio.

Cognitive processes you could target with this tool:

Recall, encoding, monitoring, processing, meta-memory, integration, processing, organisation.

Get started

You can use Evernote by simply opening an account.  To create an account and use the tool for free, click here. 

  1. Taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evernote on 22 February, 2017.