Ok, Ann, I've gotta try Google Keep. It sounds like a cool way to get and stay organized., but what else can I do with it in my classroom?
Have I mentioned lately that this is one of my FAVORITE tools?! I LOVE IT! Here are some new ways I've learned to use it since my last post, along with a little demo video for those who need/want to see it in action.
Create a shared classroom responsibility list. Share it with every student in your class, and instead of saying "Hey, somebody should . . . " just add it to the list. Whoever tackles the task first gets to cross it off.
Set date/time or location-based reminders. Students who have trouble meeting deadlines or staying organized will get a notification when a note is "due."
Create a label for each student in your class, then make color-coded notes for differentiated groups. Add their tasks for a project and then choose each group member's name from the list of labels. Copy the note, change the color, and add new labels for the next group. View any student's notes by clicking on his label in the settings menu.
Create photo scavenger hunts. Generate a list of geometric shapes or scientific vocabulary - anything goes. Load the Keep app on your tablet or iPad lab (even better - have a BYOD day!), and have students take the pictures right there in the app.
Record audio notes to measure student fluency. Practice, practice some more, then have them read the text again and check the timing to see how their fluency improved.
Keep track of links found while researching. On an iPad or tablet, "Share" the URL directly to a Keep note where it can be clicked and visited later.