Apps step-by-step

Evernote training

Making cognitive connections

The Making Cognitive Connections approach teaches the fundamental technical skills necessary to operate a smart device while simultaneously drawing a parallel to the cognitive skills that underlie the development of those technical skills.

How various cognitive skills are used in relation to the Evernote app
Cognitive skill Evernote feature/function Examples of how the cognitive skill applies to Evernote features/functions
Attention to detail Notebook vs. stack Attention must be paid to whether a note is part of a notebook or part of a stack.
Sequencing Assigning notes to notebooks There are certain steps that must be done in the right order to assign a note to a specific notebook.
Categorization Stacks Stacks should contain notebooks that are similar in content.
Decision making Notebooks vs. stacks Decision making is required when determining whether to add a note to a notebook or whether a stack should be created to help better organize the information.

Real-life scenarios

Focusing on the cognitive skills required to use the device and then applying those same cognitive skills to everyday life examples makes this approach practical, concrete, relevant, and transferable.

How cognitive skills utilized in the Evernote app are also used in real-life examples
Cognitive skills Evernote example Example of real-life parallel
Categorization Differentiating between notebooks You have lots of nails or screws and categorize them into pullout drawers.
Decision making Deciding what specific stack a notebook should be associated with. Deciding which notetaking technique will provide the best results.
Sequencing Following a defined set of steps to create a stack. Following specific steps to connect a cable box to a TV.