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Use Tasks in Google Workspace Essentials and Enterprise Essentials

The Tasks feature has been around for a long time in our personal Gmail accounts and has gotten a few updates over the last few years that have made it an essential part of my organization process. I create tasks directly from a specific email and move tasks around easily on my calendar almost every day. 

I’m so glad that Tasks is available in Google Workspace Essentials and Enterprise Essentials. If you haven’t used the Tasks feature before, now is the time to take advantage of it. A task appears at the top of a specified day (see picture below), like a reminder, and has a lot of space for a description where you can create individual tasks or an entire To Do list for yourself.

The workplace can get pretty hectic, especially when your workplace is a classroom full of kids. As much as we tell ourselves that we’re going to remember that thing we need to do for that student that we wrote down on a scrap of paper, we’re probably going to forget all about...

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How to Use Google Apps With Your Team

Here are a few key things to remember if you use Google Apps for Business or Education with your faculty or staff:

  1. When conducting team meetings, assign a "notetaker" to take notes on a Google Doc. All members can take notes in a collaborative Google Document, so encourage your team to add comments, questions, and clarifications. If you use this for note taking during a workshop session, during intermittent breaks ask the presenter to clear up any questions or concerns. Finally, at the end of the meeting or workshop, notes can be shared in a "Weekly Meeting'' folder with your team.
  2. Use Google Forms to record any concerns/questions. Send out a Google Form in advance so a presenter is prepared with answers and afterwards, to capture lingering questions or concerns. 
  3. Set short term goals for team members and be clear what needs to get accomplished by the next team meeting using Google Docs or Tasks.
  4. Set up folders in Google Drive with important documents. Teach team members...
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