Evernote is my main tool for work and home. I've been using it for 5 years and love it. It can be tough for someone new to Evernote to get started with it.
Here is a great article by an on-line friend of mine, Tim Stiffler-Dean, about how Evernote can be a little overwhelming at first and how to get over that.
Here is also a great article, and video, from Evernote on getting started (opens in new tab) and my main Evernote page has ideas on getting started.
I also told another on-line colleague that I would give him some tips on getting started with Evernote for his specific needs.
He teaches technology and physics, assists with the school network, and writes a tech column for a newspaper. Here are some ideas for using Evernote for each of these:
Teaching: (see here for more on how I used Evernote as a teacher)
- lesson plan resources (from books, web sites, magazines, files)
- lesson plans - schedule of what you are doing each day, linked to the actual lesson plan in Evernote
- unit plans and resources (attached files, links, web clippings)
- project ideas
- student work and e-portfolio's
- specs of all equipment
- network map
- to do list
- web clippings of articles that are useful
- equipment information
Writer: ( I do this for the articles I write)
- story ideas
- clippings of research
- articles themselves
Hope this helps!