Showing posts with label planners. Show all posts
Showing posts with label planners. Show all posts

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Google Keep Gets a Couple of Needed Updates

Last fall I wrote about using Google Keep on my phone and in my browser to organize my thoughts with color coded notes. I've used Keep for that purpose off and on for the last six months. The knock against Keep has been that while color coding helps organize notes it would be better if you could label your notes too. The latest update to Keep will let you do just that (the update is on the web version now, the Android version is coming soon).

 I also use Keep to set reminders on my phone. The update for the Android version Keep will allow me to set recurring reminders for tasks and events.

Applications for Education
Setting recurring reminders on Keep could be a good way to help students get in the habit of reading or studying at a consistent time during the week. Using labels and color coded notes in Keep could be a nice way for students to construct an outline for a research paper or presentation.

H/T to Lifehacker for the updates.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Try Lucidchart for Collaborative Chart Creation

Lucidchart is a collaborative chart creation tool that I reviewed a few years ago. Since then Lucidchart has continued to update with new features.

Lucidchart is an easy tool to use to create flowcharts, mindmaps, and graphic organizers. Lucidchart offers a simple drag and drop interface for creating flow charts, organizational charts, mind maps, and other types of diagrams. To create with Lucidchart just select elements from the menus and drag them to the canvas. You can re-size any element and type text within elements on your chart. Arrows and connecting lines can be re-sized, repositioned, and labeled to bring clarity to your diagrams.


Lucidchart now offers Google Drive integration through a Chrome web app. If your school uses Google Apps for Education, you can add Lucidchart to your domain. Both of these options make it easy for students to save and share their work online.

Lucidchart charges business customers, but makes all of their tools free for teachers and students.

Applications for Education
Watch the video below for an example of how to create a Lucidchart graphic organizer for students to use. Click here if you cannot see the video.