Google Keep is a simple note-taking application. You can create voice memos, checklists, and insert pictures. What sets Google Keep apart from other checklist tools (like Trello, which I also love) is that it links to the awesome world of Google. I can share notes with family members or team mates WITHOUT them having to create an account...because they already have one! My school district is a GAFE (Google Apps for Education) district so all of my peers AND students have accounts where I can share organizational notes. I even got Superintendent Cooper on board with Keep and he has notes for each administrator that he shares with them. Google Keep is our new "agenda" for team meetings. It is working well so far, and I'll "keep" you updated! (hehe!)
TCEA recently blogged about this note-taking platform and included some ideas for student use in the classroom. These are the ideas that they shared:
- Students can quickly save what’s on their mind, write down homework, take brief notes, record their ideas, or take pictures of information.
- Students can color code homework notes by subject area; for example, all blue notes could indicate math homework.
- Students can set up reminders about their notes in order to get instant notifications about homework or projects.
- Students could listen to voice notes that you create in order to practice pronouncing words or study vocabulary.
You can check out the entire article on the TCEA Blog.
Do you use Google Keep? How do you utilize this tool? I would love to hear from you!