Keep as a Graphic Organizer

Recently I was asked what is the best Google APP to use as a Graphic Organizer. My response was Google Keep. This was followed by my explaining how Google Keep allows the student to make lists and or create a sketchnote.  It is now easy for a list or image to be added into a doc. This provides the students with an opportunity expand their writing with details.

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Use Google Keep to Take Notes

  • Google Keep is excellent to use for note-taking
  • The ability of Google Keep for floating on top of another website while creating a research notes list.
  • Integration with Google Doc makes this a built in Graphic Organizer
    • Keep lists check box info maybe organized by dragging to change order
    • Keep list notes when accessed from within docs can be simply added into doc
    • This allows the student to provide more details  and expand upon the information of the listed note.
  • Student can also use Keep as a whiteboard to write out math computation
  • The whiteboard image can be inserted into a Google Doc.
  • Image files may be downloaded and saved to insert into:
    • Slide Presentation or Google Forms as a computational proof.
  • Use of labels help organization content
    • Click label and it brings up all notes for that content area
  • Students can set reminders to study material for upcoming assessments
  • Add images to support research topics
  • Color code Notes for to easily find subject areas
  • Quickly search for a note

 

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Students Whiteboarding w/Google Keep

Thanks to the “Winter Holiday Season” I finally had some downtime to explore more Google Products.  I have used Google Keep to create shopping lists and share quick synchronized notes. However I will confess underestimating the “Power” of the Google Keep APP to provide an interactive white boarding experience for students. Have you ever though about using Google Keep for screen-casting?

Screen-casting can be used to assess students knowledge of content. This is how this Googlicious idea works. The student will use the Google Keep’s Drawing Feature  to explain content while being recorded with a Chrome Browser Screencast extension such as Screencastify. The Screencastify is a perfect extension to combined with Google Keep. Screencastify allows the user to save the video right to Google Drive. I love when two powerful tools can be smashed together to provide one awesome learning experience.