One of my new favorite, life-changing digital tools is Google Keep! It is one of the new GSuite Apps and it is a game changer for me.
I wanted to share with you a few ways that we are using it in our school with our teachers and students! Here is a quick YouTube video for those of you that want to see it in action!
Group Project Collaboration
I love that I can add collaborators to my notes! This allows for us to work on common projects without having to be face-to-face. Several teachers I know have used this for Prom or Graduation planning with great success!
My department seems to be so busy that we hardly ever can get together. We have monthly meeting scheduled, but recently, we’ve implemented Google Keep notes to keep our meeting agendas organized. What I love about this concept is that we can visually see all that we need to discuss before we sit down together! We, also, have the opportunity to complete items ahead of time and then just debrief about them face-to-face.
Who doesn’t need daily reminders? This is a great feature in Google Keep where you can set the reminders just as you would on your mobile device or calendar!
Ongoing To-Do Lists
My to-do list never ends. I have color coded my notes and lists so I can visually see what needs to happen now and what can be deferred. Some of my ongoing lists have collaborators such as my student leaders or the colleagues I work on projects with most often.
Research Paper Outline
This one is a great method! I’ve had adult and teen learners use Google Keep to outline their research paper! Why is this so great? Because you can copy your text to Google Docs in about one second. Seriously? Yes. It keeps your note title as the Google Doc title and everything.
So, there you have it. Google Keep is a necessity for you! Go on and download the mobile app while you’re at it so you can be productive all the time! 🙂
Empowering Educators Everywhere,