So if you know me, you know that I am extremely tech-savvy and quick to use digital resources in and out of the classroom. But I have to admit that I have a dirty little secret… I love neatly-organized, color-coded, three-ring binders… full of ACTUAL PAPER.
Oh, the horror!
I truly am embarrassed to admit that even though I am fully capable of utilizing most of my resources and materials digitally, there is nothing like a hard copy of a reference!
But one of my absolute favorite things throughout my life has been making lists on paper. To-Do lists, shopping lists, Christmas lists, lists of goals I want to accomplish by the end of the month, lists of homework assignments I have to complete, lists of reasons why I was annoyed at my little brother (I was a very dramatic child haha). If there was a way I could use a narrow notepad and one of my favorite writing utensils, I’d find a way!
So the fact that my list-building has gone digital lately is a big, BIG deal.
If you’re like me and you get the satisfaction of making a list and crossing out each item, but you’re also trying to get with the 21st century digital age, then I have two tools you might love to try out!
We have Echo Dots all over our home. They’re SO convenient for turning our lights on and off, listening to our favorite tunes, getting the weather report, learning answers to random questions we have, and so much more… But one of my absolute favorite features is the ability to create lists. We have a shopping list that’s always current, to-do lists, gift ideas for family members’ birthdays or Christmas, lists for specific stores, etc. If we’re out and about, we no longer have to stress about leaving our shopping list at home because it’s always accessible through our Alexa App and we know if we needed something, we just told Alexa about it at home.
I love all things Google (almost as much as I love all things Amazon… seriously, they are almost tied), so it’s no surprise that I utilize as many tools and features in my Google apps waffle that I can. Google Tasks gets my to-do list organized in ways nothing else has been able to do before. I can create specific lists, add details and reminders, and check everything off when I’m done. It’s as close to the satisfaction of crossing off a real to-do list as you can get!
How do you like to keep yourself organized in this digital age? Go ahead and shoot me a message or comment below!