Google Keep is a simple Post-It Note site/app and it just got slightly better. I love using Keep as my scratch pad of ideas. The hard part was taking these ideas and quickly expanding upon them in Docs.
This is a screenshot of the app on my phone showing a series of notes I took about the upcoming solar eclipse. I could share these notes with Doug but they are not in any certain order. I needed to take it up a notch so I opened Google Docs.
1. Click Tools.
2. Click Keep notepad.
Your Keep notes will appear on the far right side of the screen. All you need to do is click/drag items to the Doc.
This is such a fantastic addition to Docs. I can continue to brainstorm ideas in Keep and later expand on them in Docs.
Why not just do all the writing in Docs? Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by a huge blank page, Keep is just a tiny little digital Post-It. I'm pretty sure some of your students feel the same. Forward this post to them, you never know who could benefit.