Early in my career, I was a special education teacher and a co-teacher who worked within the inclusion model at the secondary school level. I became convinced that EVERY high school classroom needs to begin with RTI (Response To Intervention) Tier One, with differentiated teaching strategies, so that every student can learn.
Studies have proven that reciprocal teaching greatly influences student comprehension skills.
Incorporating visuals into an RTI strategy can help all students learn better. When teachers add visual learning strategies to what they are teaching, student recall improves.
I encourage the use of rubrics because of all the benefits research on their use as teaching strategies indicates. That said, I also encourage the use of quick, one minute, assessments (exit tickets, etc.) on a daily basis.
When we look at Evernote from a "technology in education" standpoint, there are many ways this tool can be useful. One can browse the web and find an interesting website that relates to research being done for an article or paper then click on the plug-in icon in the browser that will send that webpage directly to the file folder of choice in Evernote.