5 Ways to Use Google Keep

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.

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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!

Meeting Agendas

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.

Daily Reminders

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,

Tisha (@txtechchick)

 

 

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Why You Need a Mission not a Goal.

Several months ago I read the book Chop Wood, Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf. I highly recommend this book to everyone of all ages.

One of my favorite take aways was the idea that you should have a mission as opposed to a goal. Anyone can talk you out of a goal. Goals change depending on your age, surroundings, career and circumstances. Missions are timeless and are a constant no matter what life throws your way.

I sat down and put a lot of thought into my mission. I’m a very goal-oriented person, but I realized that chasing down goal after goal is exhausting. 

Once I realized and bought into my own mission, I started seeing my approach to everything change. My attitude changed. My words changed. My thoughts changed.

My mission is to empower others. 

That mission doesn’t change. I can be 40 or 80 and still empower others. I can be with a large group of women and empower them. I can be an educator and empower students and teachers. When I’m with administrators my mission is to empower them. When I’m speaking about #edtech my mission is to empower with tiny bits of knowledge. My circumstances can change tomorrow, but my mission will always be the same.

What is your mission?

Empowering Educators Everywhere,

Tisha (@txtechchick)