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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Never Forget to Share Again!!!

Google Keep provides the ability of creating lists along with reminders to support the sharing of information both digitally & F2F (face to face). In today’s world both teachers and students alike can become overwhelmed by a mass amount of information. This is one reason I see Google Keep as a handy tool to organize thoughts along with reminding oneself about information to share with others in the near future.

I find the notification tool in Google Keep to be handy. Recently I started using Google Keep to create “To Do Lists” and provide reminders!  The reminder notification appears as a popup windows which is easily seen and read. Another feature I like about the notification is the time customization for creating popup windows to appear when it is most convenient for the user.

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