If you are registered in one of my courses, then using Evernote will be to your advantage. I use Evernote to house and distribute information about the course, including the course Syllabus, information about assignments and exams, and as a place to post lecture notes. Each course has its own "Course Notebook," which I have set to be a Public Notebook, meaning that you can access the notebook through a link. If you don't have Evernote, the notebook will work like a website. If you have an Evernote account (recommended), then you can "Join" the Course Notebook.
Hint: To find the link for the Evernote Course Notebook in your class, login to your Schoology Account and look for the Evernote folder. Note: The classroom codes for the 2016-2017 year are not yet available. When they are, you will be able to set up your Schoology account and access our Schoology Classroom.
Why would you want to do this?
Joining the course notebook will allow you to copy the notes into your own Evernote account. The notes within the Public Course Notebook are "locked" and cannot be edited. They can, however, be copied. By copying the notes into your own account, you'll be able to make changes to them. This would be most useful in terms of combining your class notes with the notes from lecture. I also include checklists in my Syllabi, and if you copy the checklist into your Evernote account, you'll actually be able to "check off" the various tasks as you complete them.
To help you with the process of using Evernote, I have made a few short videos. The first video shows you how to sign up for Evernote and how to Join the Course Evernote Notebook. Note that in the video I use Psyc 240 as an example, but the process is the same if you are in Psyc 100.
The second video shows you how to use Evernote Desktop and how to copy notes from the Course Notebook into your own Evernote Account so that you can make edits. It also shows you a few tips for how to get Evernote Premium for free! One way is to use this link to sign up for your Evernote Account (it will give you 1 month of Premium for free).
The third video shows you how to use the Evernote Web Clipper. The Web Clipper is a browser extension that allows you to instantly clip anything you see of interest on the web (such as this blog post) and save it in Evernote. You can either just save the link, a screen shot, the entire webpage in its original formatting, or a simplified version of the article of interest on the page you are viewing. While "clipping" you can instantaneously add relevant tags to the item and sort it into the notebook of your choosing. The more you use Evernote, the smarter it will become, and quickly you will find that Evernote may know better than you in terms of suggesting what Notebook and tags to use with something you'd like to "clip."
Here are the videos! If you have other questions about using Evernote in Psyc 100 or Psyc 240 (or even in general, use the form on the left side of this blog to ask a question and I will do my best to answer or to make another video! Or, you can contact me during Office Hours.