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Evernote Tips and Tricks Series - #9 - Searching your notes

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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I'm a huge fan and user of Evernote, and lots of people ask me for tips on using it, so I'm starting a series of blog posts on Evernote Tips and Tricks to share some great tips and ideas for using Evernote.

Tip #9 - Searching your Notes

Evernote makes searching through your notes very easy and powerful. There are multiple ways to search in Evernote.

You search in the search bar at the top of the desktop app or click the magnifying glass in the mobile app.

You can search in the current context (notebook) you are in or search all notes. When you click in the area it also brings up recent searches and saved searches. As you type your search term, it will bring up suggestions for search, as well as tags to search based on what you are typing.

Search Terms:
Just like any search, simply type the term you are looking for. Evernote will search the titles, note contents, and tags. It will even search text inside attached files.

Search specific tags in the search bar, or in the tag list on the left column. This makes organizing things easier. I use notebooks for organizing things, but tags to further organize and cross reference notes that are in different notebooks. I'll discuss tags more in a future article.

You can even search by location. If you have location tracking enabled on your device, typically a mobile device like your smartphone, Evernote will record the location where the note was created. You can then search by that location using the Atlas (left column) feature.

Text in Images, including handwriting:
you can search for text in images and even handwriting in notes. Just type the text you are looking for in the search bar and you will see it in the note results. This is great for handwritten notes or pictures and images you have saved in Evernote, including photos of notes and things on the board.

Save your search:
Save your search for future use. Especially useful when it is something you will search and use often.

More on Searching in Evernote: 

Getting Started with Evernote Search

Using Evernote Advanced Search Syntax


Evernote for Education Resources (includes more tips)


Suggestions for apps/extensions to Block on Chromebooks and Google Apps

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

There are some apps and extensions that are better blocked in the Google Apps Admin Console to prevent some issues. Here is a list that I recommend blocking.

In the Admin Console, go to Device Management > Chrome > User Settings and then Allowed Apps and Extensions. Select Allow All Apps and Extensions except the Ones I Block and then click Manage. You search the Play store for them and add them to the list.

Another way is to block all apps and extensions except the ones you list as allowed.

Most of the ones listed are ways to get around internet filters.


Miley Cyrus

Poper Blocker

Miley Cyrus

Facebook Bookmark


Proxy Helper

Halo: Reach Theme

Facebook Background Changer

Miley Cyrus We Can't Stop Theme


Quick & Dirty Proxy Flipper

Spdy Proxy

Auto Library Proxy Access for WashU

Angry Birds

LibX for Google Chrome (TM)

Falcon Proxy


ProxyPy Web Proxy

Kick Out Miley

Facebook Double Likes

Miley Cyrus Pictures


Miley Cyrus Twerkn' Everywhere

Miley Cyrus 3.0

Cubic Snake

Hola Better Internet

Fast Proxy

DotVPN - Free and Secure VPN

Proxy List - Free Proxies for everyone

ZenMate Security & Privacy VPN

No Cyrus

Miley Cyrus We Can't Stop

Hola Weather

Proxy Auto Auth

Instagram Bookmark


Data Compression Proxy

Zalmos SSL Web Proxy for Free


Proxy SwitchySharp

Miley Cyrus 2.0R


Miley Cyrus

Hiload Web Proxy

Dust Theme for Google Chrome (TM)


Critical Skills Students need for the Future

Monday, January 26, 2015

Two years ago, I wrote an article entitled "10 Important Skills Students Need for the Future". Basically, they need critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills.

This weekend, I found this on Twitter. It shows that employers agree that these are the critical skills students need. Project Based Learning is a great way to develop these skills.


10 Important Skills Students need for the Future
Project Based Learning Resources

10 Technology Skills Every Student Needs for the Future



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