Like all of us at MLWGS, faculty and students alike, I’m typically working at warp speed. As a result, I don’t always take the time to document a research lesson in a tidy Word write-up. Instead, being a happily bimodal note-taker who uses Post-its and moleskins as readily as my laptop, I’ll sometimes slap three to six Post-it notes from my lesson onto a printout of the teacher’s assignment. There, I admitted it. I still love the texture of paper and the feel of a pen in my hand – AND I love technology!
The problem: how to find those notes later, particularly if I’m not at school.
The solution: Evernote and a smartphone.
Why bother? Let’s say that several months go by before I need these notes. I’m at home and all I can remember is that Mrs. Burr used an example related to coal mining in her assignment description for her local history re-photography project. I open Evernote and type COAL in the search box – and there are my Post-it notes with COAL highlighted in yellow!
This works when you take photos of white board notes too.