I LOVE checklists, to-do lists, call-it-what-you-want lists. But, what I don’t like is all the small slips of paper or post-its hanging out on my desk. Or, having to choose my purse size based on whether my to-do notebook fits inside with everything else.
I’ve tried all sorts of options over the years with varying degrees of success: post-its, pieces of paper, writing things on the calendar, native note apps on my devices, bullet journals, etc.
But, I hadn’t really found quite the right solution for me … until one day I was listening to Vicki Davis’ “The 10 Minute Teacher” podcast where she interviewed a teacher about how she uses Google Keep in her classroom. It intrigued me enough that I downloaded the app to try it out. It was a game changer!
Google Keep: How I use it
Below is a review of the Google Keep app. I cover:
- what it is
- which devices it works on
- what it can do
- how you can share your notes
- organizing your notes
- setting reminders … one of the ways will be great for travel teachers
- searching for notes … plus a bonus tip that will be perfect as you attend conferences
Productivity the easy way
I know that Google Keep has changed the way that I handle my to-do list substantially. Making a note of something I will be doing for a student is as easy as a click. Ditching the paper trail from my teaching bag to my desk (literally) has ensured that important reminders don’t get buried under piano books & office supplies.
Hopefully, the above video will intrigue you enough to try out this productivity app over the summer! Let me know how it goes in the comments below.
Have a great weekend!