Currently, Notion is the application using the modular approach that is most interested. They create a fairly user-friendly workspace and increase productivity for users. Notion is suitable for both students and teachers in learning and teaching. You can create course schedules, manage syllabus, track student attendance, build vocabulary databases, and even use superior Google Drive integration for a seamless workflow. If you’re a teacher and just getting started with Notion, try the top 9 Notion tips and tricks for teachers we’re about to cover here.
- USE NOTION TEXT EDITOR
Unlike other word processing software, Notion does not display options at the top or bottom of the editing page at the same time. We will use the ‘/’ command to call the necessary options outside.
You can use the ‘/’ command on the Comments page and choose from Heading 1/2/3, Bulleted List, Numbered List, Quote, or Separator. It helps you as you break down your upcoming course into different sections and segments.
- MAKE TEXT STAND OUT
As you work and enter documents, you may want certain quotes or formulas to stand out more. You can choose the Background Color or the caption command. Move the mouse pointer to the beginning of the text you want to highlight and use the ‘/’ command to search for different colored backgrounds. Also, when you type ‘/callout’, Notion will create a separate block with a light bulb icon.
- USE GOOGLE INTEGRATION
If before using Notion, you were using the Google Workspace suite to store information like Google Sheets, Google Slides,… Then manage your Documents in Google Drive. Once you get started with Notion, you can completely pin them to your Annotations pages. You can type ‘/drive’ and select Google Drive for Notion. Connect your Google Drive account to Notion and import Docs, Sheets or any file from Google Drive into Notion.
- MANAGE TASKS
If you are planning weekly courses, instead of creating your to-do list with the ‘/to-do’ command, you can use the Weekly Agenda template. After you select a template, you can add tasks on weekdays. Don’t forget to use the Background Color trick to prioritize tasks.
- USE REMINDERS
Once you’ve finished organizing and managing tasks, it’s helpful to have reminders for each task. The management system will not be available without this function. Notion knows that, and it already gives you the option of reminders for the tasks you need.
You can use Reminders with Notifications to receive notifications for specific tasks. For example, in the Weekly Schedule template, you can use the ‘/reminder’ command and get notified about a task at a certain date and time.
- CREATE CUSTOM TEMPLATES
When you want to combine content like creating a course schedule according to your interests and reuse monthly, you can use custom templates. You can find more articles about custom templates on our site.
- COURSE SCHEDULE TEMPLATE
In addition to using Notion’s built-in templates, you can also use third-party templates for teachers. The Course Schedule template is an example for you. You enter everything you need to organize upcoming essays and assignments in a class. Classes can then be added on different days to integrate subjects, attach files, and more.
- VOCABULARY TEMPLATE
Vocabulary is a necessity for all teachers. During your own teaching, you will come across new words to memorize. You can use Notion’s Vocabulary template to store knowledge instead of taking notes or other applications. Notion assists you in associating to remember new words by allowing the integration of related images, wiki files, dates, etc. Sample is from Notion’s community.
- USE WIDGETS IN NOTION
Notion does not support widgets. However, Notion allows third parties to provide widget resources. You can add detailed weather information, life progress bar, Google Calendar, Spotify playlists, countdown timer, and more to the Notion page.