Google Keep Gets An Update


I mentioned Google Keep a while back, and since then Google had a few new features. With Keep’s Chrome extension, you can easily save and add notes to links. It also adds link previews, duplicate check and autocomplete when adding food items. The web site also got a refresh that aligns with Google’s Material Design guidelines.

The autocomplete feature works with food related entries. This obviously helps with grocery shopping but I am hoping Google will add more categories. Duplicate check looks to see if an item you are trying to add had already been marked off as complete.

When you add a link to a note, you will see a small preview popup underneath that shows you the page title, domain and a picture.

I find Google Keep is quick and easy to manage. It now complements my Evernote notebooks.

2016 NADE: How To Promote Digital Fluency In The Classroom For Enriched Learning Experience

I presented at National Association of Developmental Education’s (NADE) 2016 conference held at Anaheim, CA, on promoting digital fluency in the developmental education classrooms.


Going Paperless with Evernote


Why Go Paperless?

Do you have piles of bills and other papers that are scattered throughout the house? Do you print out every article you want to read on the web? Do you wish you can store them in digital form and retrieve them later with a simple search? You answer yes, but where do you even begin?

This workshop will show you some simple methods to adopt (including Evernote) so that you can get started on going paperless.

The topics include:

Organize yourself first

Clutter you can eliminate today

What you need to go paperless

How to set up a paperless workflow

Why use Evernote?

How to use Evernote

And more!

Clipping the Web with Evernote Web Clipper


When I started this blog, I needed a place where I can store all my writing ideas. Evernote was the natural choice for this purpose. Evernote calls itself the “digital workspace.” It is sometimes categorized as a note taking program, but I think it goes beyond that. It is about compiling your ideas filtered by you, all easily accessible. There no garbage in or out.

It is difficult to describe what it does. It’s best to start using it and establish your own ideas on how to use it. One aspect that makes it indispensable is the Web Clipper.

You first install the Web Clipper to your browser (follow the link above for IE, Chrome, and Firefox). Say you want to “clip” the article below.


Press the elephant icon in the toolbar. You will see a screen like the one below.


There, you can make adjustments on how you want to save the article. I typically choose the “Simplified Article” because it strips all the ads for uncluttered viewing. Then I save it to my default notebook. A key tip is to add the tag while clipping so that it is easy to retrieve a particular article at a later time.

After a while, you will accumulate all the ideas that you want to use later. This way, you don’t have to go hunting for an article you saw over a year ago. It’s instantly accessible in Evernote.

Check it out!