For a good part of yesterday, I investigated Evernote. It's been tweeted so much I had to have a look.
I started with a blog post from Bec Spink Miss Spink on Tech which had a really useful Prezi about Evernote. I joined up and started to enter student names to see how that worked. Then I took my iPod touch and added Evernote to it, took some photos and saw how they ended up in the various notebooks.
I created a notebook for each student and thought it would be great to have a writing section also for each student, and then one for reading which seemed to require a stack for each student. About half way through the creation of those, I then stopped and thought, "Why do I need these?" I already have collections in Google Docs for writing. And THEN I realised that actually I should have jotted down my needs first!
After some thinking time, I have just one notebook for each student. I am going to try adding photos of work to these, as that is not organised by me anywhere else. I also thought it might be useful to have an audio recording of the student reading e.g. the DRA2 passage where I do the running record, which I could then replay. If I had done this at beginning of the year too, I could see changes.
I think this will be enough to be doing to start! I am, after all, doing this on my own. How much easier would it be if I was doing this with a collaborator....
And for the next PD session, I have Justin Stallings' LiveBinder, Evernote for Educators bookmarked and ready to go!
So that could be next Sunday taken care of!