Evernote Peek is a fun tool that takes your notes and turns them into flashcards...but not just any flashcards. This app uses your iPad's Smart cover (if you have one) or an on screen version (if you don't have one) to display the content in sort of a game style format. It's very cool!
It's really easy to set up*.
1. Take notes in Evernote (on your computer, iPad, or phone)
2. Open Evernote Peek and sign into your Evernote account
3. Select the notes you wish to turn in to flashcards and it does it for you. Here are some tips on how to set up your notes.
One of the really cool things about this app is that it has the capability to add voice notes! You'll see a great example in the video below. There are also a bank of notes already created for you to draw from (like the periodic table, world capitals, etc.), or you can create your own. This app would be a great way to review as a whole class, or for independent practice.
If you were going to use this in an Elementary classroom for independent study you could set it up this way:
- Create a class Evernote account
- Prepare the notes ahead of time
- Have your students sign into the class Evernote account when they open the app
- Have students download your notes to begin using Peek
In a secondary classroom for independent study you could use Peek like this:
- Have students create their own Evernote accounts using their CSDdocs accounts
- Have students take or copy notes on the topic of study
- Have students sign in to Peek and download their notes to begin studying