In theory, it sounded incredible.
In reality, it left a lot to be desired, although I will chalk that up to two factors: a) it was early in the year and eighth graders have a hard time transitioning to eighth grade and b) I wasn't as consistent with using the app as I should have been.
- I could load documents and share them with students.
- Students could snap photos of documents, work, etc.
- I had one student who experimented with annotating/highlighting a text with the app.
- Students could share work with me.
What Didn't Work
- Having students share with me was not as seamless as I would have liked. In Edmodo or Google Classroom, I can see quickly what has been shared. With Evernote, I had to operate through my email inbox . . . just didn't work for me.
- The learning curve for students was steeper than I would have liked. The interface did not seem intuitive for them, although again, this was early in the year and I didn't use the app with them as much as I should have. With more time and practice, perhaps the results would have been different.
Overall, using Evernote in my classroom was a B-/C+ experience. Have you used Evernote with your students? If so, please share your experiences in the comments!