How I Use It
Working in groups can be challenging for students especially when tracking individual and group tasks. I worked with a 9th grade teacher demonstrating Google Keep to students for a group project. Students were asked first to create an outline of project tasks with due dates and the owners assigned to each task. They then created a Google Keep note for each due date that included tasks/owners. The nice thing about Keep is that is offers great features such as; reminders, image uploads, and colors for notes. The check boxes next to each task on the note is very helpful when completing a task. After using Google Keep for the project, many students said they were going to use it instead of their daily planner.
Google Keep has not been around too long and often gets overlooked. I think Google Keep is a great task tool and nicely ties right into your Google Account. My favorite feature is that you can share your notes and this is worked great for the 9th grade group project. Google Keep is also good for students who have difficulty staying organized (losing planner or lists). Students in the class had great things to say about the tool especially because they could fill out a note right from their laptop in class. No more writing tasks on paper or in a planner. I use Google Keep myself for personal and work tasks. It has a great phone app that syncs with your account so you can add notes, tasks, and reminders anytime, anywhere.