Type of technology: App
SAMR Model Rating: Augmentation
Grade level: For Teachers & Administrators
Subject area: All
Description of the lesson taught: Do you have post it notes all over your desk and computer like me? Meet Google Keep and save your thoughts online wherever you are! You can add notes, lists, photos, and audio to Keep.
Google Keep has several features including color coding notes, inserting images, creating lists, shareable notes, and search by color. Users can set time or location-based reminders for notes. Voice recordings created through Keep are automatically transcribed. Google Keep allows users to convert text notes into checklists.
Google Keep allows users to categorize notes using labels, and notes are searchable based on their color, whether they have a reminder, audio, images, or are a list. Archived notes appear in the Archive section. Keep also allows users to create a copy (duplicate) of a note. Users can also choose between the List View or Grid View modes on the web.
To access Google Keep, you need to be logged in to Google and it is in the Google Apps. You will probably have to click on “More” to find it as it doesn’t usually come up in the first window of apps. If it is not there, click on “Even More from Google Apps” and you can find it under the Home & Office heading. It will then show up in the first window after you have used it for the first time.
When and where you need it
Need to pick up some materials for a lesson? Set a location-based reminder to pull up your list right when you get to the location. Need to finish a to-do? Set a time-based reminder to make sure you never miss a thing.
Share your thoughts with colleagues
If you are collaborating on a project/lesson, you can share your lesson notes or to-do lists on Keep and watch as items get checked off in real time. No need for text messages back and forth. Get things done together, faster.
Find what you need, fast
Quickly filter and search for notes by color and other attributes like lists with images, audio notes with reminders or just see shared notes. Find what you’re looking for even faster, and let Keep do the remembering for you.
Always within reach
Keep works on your phone, tablet and computer. Everything you add to Keep syncs across your devices so your important stuff is always with you.