|This bottom shelf has my binders for lessons, character education, etc.|
So, in my attempt to become more paper-less, I have found this:
Now, maybe you've heard of Evernote, maybe not. I had but had never looked into what it is. In a nutshell, Evernote is a note-taking program.
Did I just lose you? Hang in there, seriously this can help you! Here's how...
- Go to Evernote
- Create a FREE Account (now, you can make a Premium account, but come on, we work in Public Education- who has $$ for that? Go get it free!)
- After that and after you log in, you will find this screen
|I just started using it, so yours will look a lot like mine!|
|These are just a few of the meetings/ committees I attend|
Well, on that main screen, it said "+ New Note"
Then you just start typing. I am making the "title" as the date. I don't need to put what the meeting is since I can select what Notebook it goes in.
So you've taken some notes, GREAT! But then tomorrow, the meeting "recorder" emails or hard-copies the actual minutes from the meeting to you. Now you have to print those off and file them. Or make a special folder in your email which is already bogged down enough...
With Evernote, all you have to do is Attach that file to the note and delete it from your email/ computer. Evernote stores it!
The good thing is also that the note automatically saves so you don't really have to worry about losing it.
I was lucky enough before Christmas Break to get to order an iPad Air and guess what... THERE'S AN APP! So you don't have to lug your laptop into a meeting. It's just as easy from the app.
So maybe this will work for you and maybe it won't. Maybe you have a better way of keeping notes. One of my New Year SMART Goals (coming in a later post) is to do a better job of keeping track of meeting notes/ data. Either way, do what works for you but please don't be afraid to try something new!
I'd love to hear how YOU do minutes/ meeting notes.