Teacher Review For Google Keep

Google Keep: Sticky Notes That Don't Get Lost

Cathy P.
Media specialist/librarian
Pope John XXIII School, Evanston
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
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My Rating 3
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I am just starting to use this product (which is connected to your gmail account) to keep myself organized and plan to introduce it to my students to use on a project. The notes themselves lend to keeping website info under a titled sticky note and can be color coded which lends itself to another level of organization which can be individualized. The notes can be shared and turned into google docs too. Pictures can also be included. I am envisioning setting up a small group of students to work on a research project; the group will collaborates using Google Keep to share and organize information creating their own resource center.
My Take
I think this is a great resource tool for teachers to use for organization, I have been using it to gather websites as I explore a subject for student lessons. It is easy to use and I don't lose the sticky notes. I like the visual display, and I also like using sticky notes on the run, this keeps everything in one place. You can also archive the notes and put them into google docs, again offering another layer of organization. You can create lists and it's always fun to cross things off the list, a sense of accomplishment throughout the day or week. I am finding new ways to use the tool and plan on introducing it to the students to use as a resource center on a collaborative research project, I foresee the students teaching me even more ways to use this tool.