Sunday, May 8, 2022

Create Location-based Reminders in Google Keep

Other than the Chrome web browser, Google Keep is the app that I use more than any other on my Pixel 5 phone (a phone I like, but don't love). I use it for bookmarking websites, creating to-do lists and shopping lists, and to set reminders for myself throughout the day. My favorite aspect of Google Keep is the ability to set location-based reminders. 

By creating location-based reminders for myself I can be reminded of things that I need to do when I get to specific place. For example, I use it to remind myself of things that I need to tell my daughters' preschool teachers when I drop them off in the morning. I've also used it to remind myself of the first thing that I need to do when I get to school in the morning. 

The value of location-based reminders is that they're not dependent on time. If I'm stuck in traffic and get to school a little later than I planned, the reminder doesn't appear when I'm still sitting in my car and can't act on it. The reminder only appears once I get to the place that I need to do the task that I've created in my reminder in Google Keep. 

In this short video I demonstrate how to create location-based reminders in Google Keep. 

For more interesting ways to use Google Keep take a look at the following videos. 

Two Webinars Coming Up This Week

The sun is shining, summer is so close, but there's still time to learn some new things to try in your classroom before the end of the school year. This week I'm hosting or co-hosting two opportunities to learn directly from me in live webinars. First, on Tuesday I'm hosting Blending Technology Into Outdoor Learning. Second, on Thursday I'm co-hosting Two EdTech Guys Take Questions and Share Cool Stuff

In Tuesday's webinar I'll teach you five ways that you can develop engaging activities for your students to complete as part of an outdoor learning experience. Learn more here and register here

In Thursday's webinar I'll join Rushton Hurley from Next Vista for Learning to answer any and all edtech questions you can throw at us. Register here to join us!

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