11 Awesome Ways Teachers Can Use Google Keep to Stay Organized

10 Tips and Tricks For Teachers to Stay Organized With Google Keep

Most teachers have a special connection to their flair pens and sticky note pads when it comes to making to-do lists. However, recently Google Keep has been taking over teachers’ desktops and little by little replacing sticky notes!

What is Google Keep?

Google Keep is a note-taking app that’s perfect for digital to-do lists. There are a bunch of creative ways that you can organize Google Keep in order to get the most out of the it.

Here are 10 amazing ways that teachers are using Google Keep!

1. Quick tip: Organize your lists under “labels” by the type of list or “pin” certain lists to view them together on your homepage easily

2. Use specific headers to organize different to-do lists

Via: @thatteachertaylor

You can make simple headers by just typing in a title, but you can also insert images to separate notes if you want something fancier. You can download already-made image headers for under $1 on TpT or make your own! Simply search “google keep headers” on TpT.

3. When making a new note, click “show checkboxes” so that you can check off items on your to-do lists

Via: @missdobryinfirst

4. Cut back on multiple planners for personal use, side-job use, and teaching use by putting everything together in one place!

Via: @elementarywithmissb

5. Organize your lists by time of day, like “before school checklist” and “after school checklist” or by periods.

6. Download the Popup for Keep Extension to view your to-do lists from any webpage

If you choose to use the app itself, you can only view your lists from the app. With the extension, you can view the smaller version of the app in the corner of any screen you’re viewing!

7. Checked-off items will collapse, but you can still access them for future reference

Via: @brendamaimone

We’ve all had that moment where we wish we could remember that awesome app we had students use 5 weeks ago. Lucky for you, Google Keep will remember all of the items you had saved in your notes and lists previously, so don’t hesitate to write down everything worth remembering in Google Keep.

8. Access your to-do lists on your phone as well!

Via: @auniquelittleteacher

We don’t always have our computers on hand, so if you need a quick peek at your lists, be sure to connect your Google Keep account to your phone.

9. Use an image of your Bitmoji or Bitmoji classroom as a fun header

Ok, this one is really just for fun. We can’t resist a new way to include our bitmojis! Check out this 10-step guide to create your own Bitmoji classroom!

10. View your Google Keep checklists and notes on your apple watch by pairing the app to your watch

Via: @rockytopteacher

11. Google Keep can also be used to keep track of article links, images, and other resources that you want to access later by using the “Labels” feature in the app

Once you’ve created your to-do lists and saved all that is worth remembering to Google Keep, don’t forget that you can add collaborators to your individual lists, like your co-teachers! Happy organizing!

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Jenna Marcal


Jenna is a 5th grade teacher in Upstate New York! She loves to cook, dance, and dance while cooking! When she's not taking care of her succulent babies, Jenna can be found grading a stack of papers with one hand and holding a chilled glass of white wine in the other.

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