Creative Organization of Your Drive Folders, Keep Labels, Google Classroom Topics and More with Emojis




In another post, I shared Tips for Organizing and Managing Google Drive and Tip # 7 suggested using special symbols (~ # ^ *) to group and order drive folders. I've done this for years and I thought I was quite happy with this practice.
"The best plans of men and mice often go awry." - Robert Burns

Then while exploring my Google + stream and I came across a post by John Sowash that flipped this well establish practice upside down. I always love learning something new!

John shared the E.A.T - Emoji Any Time Extension and showed how he uses the Emojis to organize his drive folder. I think this extension is no longer around, but you can find quite a few by searching extensions in the Chrome Webstore. Many devices also have emoji keyboards built in. 

The functionality is really the same as using the special symbols, but it allows me to be a bit more creative when organizing my favorite drive files. I had quite a bit of fun experimenting with different emojis. I loved finding an emoji that I felt connected to the content in a folder.

I've always used colors to connect folders with similar content, but now I can also use the same Emoji to group these related folders together in my Drive View.

I also love that the Emoji sticks to the drive organization as I dig deeper into my folder structure.

You can also incorporate Emojis into Google Classroom to highlight and organize your topics or to add something to highlight your Classroom posts.
 It also works to group Google Keep Labels since you can't color code the labels.

Finally, I had some fun and updated my Twitter Profile. I'm not changing the world of education with Emojis, but I am having some creative fun.

You can find and explore different emoji extensions in the Chrome Webstore to find one that works best for you.

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