Friday, March 23, 2012
I have been experimenting with Evernote all year but do not yet use it in any routine fashion. I still tend to take notes on paper for the most part, though I recognize this is not the most efficient way of doing things, particularly as I am not the most organized person out there and am not always able to locate my notes later on. That in and of itself is a good reason for me to discipline myself to using something like Evernote with more regularity. Part of my hesitation is that I like the physical act of writing - putting pen to paper. I also find that when typing I'm not always a good note taker as I can't resist the urge to revise as I write and can fall behind, even more so because I am not terribly adept at typing on my iPad and tend to make lots of typos. I do like how the notepads on Evernote appear visually on the iPad, which appeals to my tendency to be a piler rather than a filer. I was incredibly impressed with the video about students using Evernote and can see from their testimonies how useful it can be to them. So, I will try this spring to be more consistent in my own usage of the technology and see what happens!