Saturday, December 31, 2011

Flashcards 2: Evernote and Peek



Remember our flashcard ideas?

On the blog post, Pooka, Citizenship, and Flashcards, we learned how to create flashcards in Google Spreadsheet and how to add them to the iPad app gFlash.  Example Flashcards: Figurative Language.

Also on your iPad are the applications Evernote and Evernote Peek. Both are free. Go to Evernote.com to sign up for a free account with 2 gigs of free storage.


Note:
For Visual Learners: 

Viewable on iPad.
If the video gets choppy, just click pause for a bit so the streaming catches up.


What is Evernote?
Evernote is your "save everything on the net" application. You can add the Evernote webclipper to the toolbar of your browsers to save clips of your webpages.  It's the Evernote Elephant here:

To learn how to use Evernote and the webclipper, go here for videos and download guides. Scroll to the bottom for links to webclippers for any browser (Firefox, Safari, etc.). I add them on all my browsers.

When you sign up, your Welcome note will include these explanations and more:

Save everything across all your devices: computers, smartphones, iPads. And the best thing in your Welcome note: every text, clipping, and image is searchable! It's amazing!


Creating a Notebook to become Flashcards

However, our task today is to learn how to create notes in Evernote, that will become flashcards in Evernote Peek.

Click on the image below to see what Evernote looks like, and to see how to click the small triangle by "Notebooks" to create your flashcard notebook.


Add the name of your notebook. I like to include the letters FC so I know that notebook is a flashcard notebook.
You can see the name: Figurative_Language FC.

Click the next image to notice the layout and how to create the notes.  Click on your notebook. You'll see it appear in the search bar. Click "New Note." In the Title of the note, write the question or term for the front of the flashcard. In the Body, type the response or answer you expect. Underneath the title of the new note, you can double check that you are in the correct notebook again.

Be sure to click "Done."

Just keep adding new notes with the title/body completed to create your flashcards.
When you are finished, go to view options and choose how you want the notebook to be viewed. I chose 'ascending.'
You can also share your notebook:
Click the triangle by the name of the notebook and click 'share this notebook.'


  
 Click share.

Right click the link to copy to paste into your blog or website to share with students.

Here's my Figurative Language  FC Evernote Notebook.


Add Evernote Flashcards to Evernote Peek

To learn about Evernote Peek -- how to add your Evernote notebook to Peek, watch:

Viewable on iPad.
If the video gets choppy, just click pause for a bit so the streaming catches up.


On your iPad, open Peek. Login to your Evernote account in settings.



 We'll be creating your flashcards from your Evernote notebook into Peek.



 The app is designed to be used with the standard "peekable" covers. No problem: the app provides you with a virtual cover!



Now back in the main screen, click the plus, then click "My Notebooks:




Select the notebook with your flashcards.


Click "Choose notebooks to add."


 Your notebook will download below. Click done.

Should you need to refresh or delete a notebook, just select it and hold your finger on it until the menu appears with your choices.




 Enjoy your new flashcards!





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