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UEN is located at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Destress Your Holidays with Evernote

Evernote is one of my favorite apps for my iPhone and Mac Computer because it's very easy to use and allows me to keep track of just about everything.  From notes, to calendar events, images, web clips, and even images from my iPhone - anything can be backed up, edited, and shared with Evernote.

Life is crazy enough in the 21st century, but during the Holiday Season things can get really out of control. Try some of these tips for using Evernote to "de-stress" the Holiday Chaos!

1.  To get started using Evernote go to www.evernote.com and create a free account. All you need is an email and a password.

The free version of the Evernote is all you'll need at first.  I've been using Evernote for over 5 years now and still haven't maxed out the monthly space allotment of 4GB.

2. Once you have an Evernote account, download the Evernote app for your Mac, iOS, Android or Windows phone and log in.

3.  Use Evernote on your Mobile Device to access notes created on your computer or add new notes.  You can even set up your Evernote app to allow images taken on your device to be uploaded to your online workspace.

4.  Once you're comfortable using Evernote to make your own notebooks you can also search for new notebooks created by Evernote and Evernote users, then add them to your collection.

For the holidays, be sure to check out the "Evernote Holiday Notebook" available at http://goo.gl/6TM4Qq.  Click the Join Notebook button to add this notebook to your account.

And now, here are some ideas for managing the holiday stress with Evernote:

- keep your shopping list current in notes
- keep your shopping list secret by encrypting the text! (Click here to see how)
- use Evernote Web Clipper to grab screenshots from online stores and add annotations
- take pictures of receipts to help keep track of your spending
- forward online shopping receipts to Evernote for safe keeping and budgeting
- find new recipes for Holiday parties and events in Evernote Food https://evernote.com/food/

Thursday, December 4, 2014

No changes are permanent...

Today is the last day I get to work with the Canyons School District Ed Tech team in the "Launch Pad".  This is a place that over the last year and a half I've learned so much about instructional technology, made friends, laughed until I cried, and got a lot of really good work done with really good people.

It's hard to leave.  Life is hard.  Well, it's hard if you're doing it right.  The challenges we face appear unsurmountable sometimes, but when you're surrounded by good people and friends it seems much easier.

EdTechs, you all know moving to Utah has been a big change for my family and I.  We're still going through changes.  It's hard.  Coming to work with you has made it almost manageable.  There's no way I can ever thank each of you for all that you've done.

I will miss the meetings, emails, messages about Sage, projects that just keep getting bigger, classes, workshops, everything.  I will miss the Sunday runs in Emigration Canyon, trips to the climbing gym, random hikes in the mountains, skiing, all of it.

Although we won't work together at CSD after this week, I look forward to UEN events, C-Forum, UCET, any excuse to spend time with you in the future.  Thank you for everything.  I don't know how else to say it without triggering an avalanche of emotions.