We did the Google Keep Scavenger Hunt you showed us, but our pictures for the list went to the camera roll. WOW - you made it look so easy yesterday! What did we miss?
OHH! This is one of my all-time favorite activities, and as you may already know, Google Keep is one of my all-time favorite tools! This awesome G-Suite (horrible name!!) feature is WAY more than just for notes! Differentiate groups, generate creative writing, make collaborative check-lists for projects, record audio notes to check for fluency . . . the list goes on and on! But my favorite has got to be photos because you can keep them all in one place, AND they won't hog up space on your device!
After creating all of the Drivers Ed. tests as Google Forms, I was told they sent me the wrong tests. They sent me the correct ones, but they have been scanned and are formatted as two giant PDFs. How can I make it so I can copy and paste those questions instead of retyping all of the questions by hand?
First answer: You should be able to still copy and paste from a PDF. Sometimes they copy weird, though. Any chance you could send me a sample so I could mess around with it and find a possible work-around?
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.
As is going to become my yearly tradition, I am spending the hours while my family is upstairs watching the Super Bowl downstairs NOT watching the Super Bowl. Last year's post was 5 SUPER Ways to Use Google Drawings, so I thought I'd KEEP in that same strand, but go with a different tool (and another of my favorites!): Google Keep!
If you've never been there, Keep is a handy little note-taking app that lives inside your Google suite. I say "IF you've never been there" as if that's a thing . . . turns out hardly anyone has even heard of Keep. When I mention it, a strange look spreads across people's faces as if I had asked them if they'd ever heard of Google Nose. So, IF you've never been there, try typing keep.google.com into your Omnibox and see what happens. Go ahead. I'll wait.
Surprised? Never knew that was hiding there?? Take heart - neither did a lot of people. So now you can start transferring all of those dog-eared, smudged stickies that have been cluttering up your computer screen to digital format - with added benefits!
My favorite thing about Keep is that, just like the other Google Apps, it's live, dynamic, and collaborative. There's even an app for that (download for iOS or Android). I can add something to a note on my phone, and BOOM - it's there on my computer. I type a note on my computer, and POW, I (and anyone with whom I share it) can instantly access it from a phone. I can also add labels to categorize my notes in any way I wish. Personal, work, inspiration, or whatever suits my needs - there's a label for that because I get to make it.
And so, without further ado, here are 5 SUPER ways to use this little-known tool:
I'm sure there are a gagillion more uses for this tool, and I will be sure to KEEP note of them as I discover or hear about them, as should you!
Oh, and PS: