|About to descend into the cave...|
|Adding notes to this artistic storm drain.|
|Recording info during|
the scavenger hunt.
Another activity for the trip was a reading and analysis exercise. John copied an article from a local publication to the Evernote note. The students had time on the trip to read the article and apply the information to their location. Because Evernote doesn't need an internet connection, the students were able to read, analyze, and record their thoughts directly on the note. Then when they returned to school, Evernote would hit the network to upload each student's work to their individual folder. Pretty slick.
|Did you know the creek ran under|
downtown Columbia? I didn't.
Watching video was a bit of an issue. John had a YouTube video that he wanted students to watch about a natural watershed. Of course, they weren't able to access YouTube from Flat Branch or Rock Bridge State Park. So how did we creatively solve this problem? We didn't. We decided it was easier to just have them watch the video when they returned to the classroom and then record their responses at that time. Like all things, we could have made it happen, but the tradeoff on time and energy wasn't worth it. Don't fight it if you don't have to.
|No, they didn't take the|
iPads into the cave.
So there you have it. An easy way to conduct offline field trips using Evernote. If you haven't already, set up your free classroom account and get started.