A SPRINKLE OF TECHNOLOGY
Google Keep is definitely one of my favorite tools in GSuite. I use it for all of my note-taking, lists, and even bookmarking. I've listed 4 of my favorite Keep features below.
4. Grab text from an image.
One of my favorite "WOW" parts of Keep is the ability to GRAB TEXT from an image! First though, you'll need to add an image to your list. To do this, click on the "Add image" icon in the menu at the bottom of the list. Then, select the image from your device.
Once the image has been added, click the three dots at the right side of the menu. Then select, "Grab image text". The text within the image will automatically appear in the note!
3. Add a list to any Doc, Slide, or Drawing.
This feature has huge possibilities in the classroom! Users can now create lists in Keep and then add those lists directly to any Doc, Slide, or Drawing! First, open up a Doc, Slide, or Drawing. Then, select Tools > Keep notepad. A sidebar menu will open with a list of all of your notes in Keep.
Find the note that you want to use, then click and drag it into your document. It will even add the image(s) attached to the note!
2. Color code lists based on topic, class, or group.
Maybe you would like for all of your notes regarding math to be red or all of the notes pertaining to 1st period to be blue. It's super easy to do. Just click on the note and select the painter's board on the bottom menu - then, pick a color!
1. Voice dictation in the app.
Don't feel like typing? Do you have students that struggle with text, writing, and/or typing? This handy feature could help a lot! First, download the Google keep app to your mobile device. Open the app and look for the microphone at the bottom of the screen.
Press the microphone and begin speaking. You'll see your words appear on the screen and they will automatically be added to the note!
The best part? The audio file that you recorded stays in the note! So, you can share that voice recording with others - students, parents, or anyone else with a Google account! This feature is a great way to give feedback, share ideas, or communicate with students that struggle with text.
I am a teacher, Digital Learning Specialist, presenter, wife, mom, Google nerd, and life long learner. I am dedicated to finding and sharing easy, quick, and engaging resources for use in every classroom!