Do you have countless post-its scattered about your desk? Do you keep important information in your calendar, in notebooks or random pieces of paper?
Do you often forget what list you made notes on? Do you often forget your list of things to do on your desk at home? at work?
Want an easy way to solve this problem? The solution: Google Keep!
Google Keep is a great way to take your notes and organize them according to content. Due to the versatility of Keep, you are able to write notes using the web based program via your computer (Chromebook, MacBook, laptop etc), as well the Google Keep app on your mobile device.
Being able to quickly jot down notes or items I need to complete in one program, has been a godsend. I no longer have several lists going in several different locations. We as educators have so much going on, Keep allows a little sanity.
Here is a snapshot of the desktop version of my Google Keep:
My phone app using Google Keep looks like this:
Organization and visual appeal are huge for me. I am a visual learner and remember things based on sight (color/font/location) etc. So being able to spruce up my Google Keep notes, is a fantastic addition to the overall functionality of the program.
Thank God for Twitter. I was able to read about Meredith Akers unique way of adding headers to your notes. In her blog post she shares out FREE templates that you can use to create headers that fit your style. She has free Google Drawing templates to create headers by using images or based on color.
Due to the busyness that this new school year will bring, I highly recommend giving Keep a try.
Blessings and well wishes as you start this new school year!