If you find your desk, planner, and/or computer covered in sticky notes, you may want to check out Google Keep. Google Keep is a note-taking, list-making, memory-saving application that is part of our G Suite. Recently, Mrs. Betley developed a way to use Google Keep to help the teachers she works with work efficiently with students.
Like most teachers, Mrs. Betley has the privilege of working with co-teachers, educational coaches, and specialists every day in her classes. However, these people see many students each day and remembering names, faces, classes, and educational information about each student can be challenging.
To make it easier for all, Mrs. Betley first made a note in Google Keep for each student. She then added a picture of each student on their note. Finally, she colored coded her notes by class period. From there, she shared each note with her co-teachers. By simply adding these three elements, her co-teachers can now quickly sort students by the class and put a face to a name.
But, that’s not where this ends. Now that each teacher who works with these students has access, they can add information that is good for the other teachers to see directly on the note. Not only does this help keep track of what interventions are currently in place, but it also is a nice resource that can be shared with that student’s future teachers.
Wait, there is more! When a student still needs help with a certain concept, Mrs. Betley and her co-teachers hashtag the term (example: #theme). Why do this? Now, the teachers who have access to these notes in Keep can type that hashtag directly into the search bar, and only the students who have this information added to their notes will appear.
Help yourself and your coworkers stay updated and check out Keep!