Keep Up with Google Keep
Although I may love having students take traditional notes analyzing the dark depths of Iago in Othello or identifying the stages of the hero’s journey with Odysseus in The Odyssey, all those notes can become an organizational nightmare. Often times, students lose their notes, or they get mixed in with other work. One way to ensure those notes never get misplaced is to store them in one area. I recommend Google Keep. With Google Keep, students can take notes that they can share, and export to a Google Doc. But wait, Google Keep offers much more than the ability to take notes. Students can set reminders, add images, color code, create lists, collaborate with others and it’s all tied to their Google Drive. In the classroom, teachers can use Google Keep as a virtual word wall, a feedback tool, and as a one-stop shop for videos, links, etc. of information. Students can even transcribe printed notes into text as well as keep voice notes. So the question that remains is--How will you use Google Keep in your classroom? Here are some resources for inspiration.