Subject: European History
1. Topic-
Organizing History Notes with Evernote.
2. Content-
1. Evernote
2. Sync
3. Share
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Describe the impact of organizing notes with Evernote.
4. Objectives-
1.Explain the features of Evernote.
2. Explain how to search for Evernote notes within app.
3. Explain how to share Evernote notes.
4. Explain how to sync Evernote notes with other devices.
5. Materials and Aids-
1. Projector
2. Computer
3. White Board
4. Apple TV
5. iPad
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Greet class of students and discuss with the class briefly about how the class discussion will be on the Evernote app.
2. Have PowerPoint presentation ready to go over student objectives for class.
3. Share with students what knowledge will be gained upon completion of the lesson.

B. Development-

1. Have Evernote PowerPoint ready to mirror on the white board.
2. Students will download Evernote app on their iPad.
3. Explanation of features of Evernote will be discussed.
4. Explanation of how to search for specific notes in Evernote app will be discussed.
5. Explanation of how to share Evernote notes will be discussed.
6. Explanation of how to sync Evernote notes with other devices will be discussed.
7. Students will create an Evernote account on iPad.

C. Practice-

Brainstorm with students on how they currently organize their notes.

D. Independent Practice-

Students will create an Evernote notebook and create a note to share with the teacher and a fellow student.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Student accessibility features will be utilized for students with audio and visual disabilities.

F. Checking for understanding-

Hearing from students on how Evernote app will keep them organized.

G. Closure-

1.Explain the importance of having organized notes.
2. Answer any questions students may have on Evernote.
7. Evaluation-
1. Explain the features of Evernote.
2. Explain how to search for Evernote notes within app.
3. Explain how to share Evernote notes.
4. Explain how to sync Evernote notes with other devices.
8. Teacher Reflection-
For this week's lesson plan, I decided to integrate Evernote in order to teach students the practicality of having an organized notes system. I have never taught this lesson as a teacher; however, as an Integration Technology Specialist, where I integrated productivity apps into academic classrooms. My method of integrating Evernote into teachers' classrooms was very similar to how I broke down this lesson.
When I first started integrating Evernote in the classroom, I had to overcome a few challenges. First, I had break down the technology barrier of teachers who seemed to very hesitant and anxious since notes were now becoming paperless. I assured the teachers that the students will have Evernote notes be accessible anywhere. Therefore, the teachers were informed that students not only had their notes saved automatically using the Evernote app, but it syncs up with Evernote on a computer. A second challenge I faced was converting students to this type of digital thinking. Rather than have students organize a binder with separate tabs, I was demonstrating how Evernote can be broken into separate notebooks within the app where you can take notes within those notebooks. Consequently, students eventually did see the big picture and even exposed me to some of the advanced features of taking notes with Evernote, such as recording lessons.
Evernote is a very powerful application wherein its multi-layered as it has so many components; however, it's an application that increase student productivity voluminously. In hindsight, I found teaching the importance of note taking with technology to be very rewarding. I was providing an organizational skill for students that they will carry with them into other settings, either it is college or the work setting.

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