Knowledge is a lot like blocks—lessons stack together, each dependent on the last. And we find that the more blocks we have, the better we get at building. So this month, we’re sharing a collection of docs we’re using to organize and centralize our learning moments, at school and beyond.
The Docket is our version of the staff picks shelf at your local bookstore. Every month, we recommend published docs that we’ve personally read, loved, and copied. See past installments
From Christine, Engineering: Managing to-dos (or assignments) often feels like a full-time job. As work, school, and life blur, the challenge isn’t finding a tool to track these things, it’s picking the right one. By using the familiarity of a calendar, this doc gives you the flexibility to manage tasks as color-coded visual cues that can be filtered by priority and progress. Now, your personal to-dos and professional projects are just a tab away.
From Alanna, Customer Success: When I was young, the most exciting part of going back to school was getting my planning agenda and six spiral notebooks—one for each class. Years later when I was a teacher, I noticed something; so much schoolwork was online. And yet, I was still handing out those same paper agendas, telling students to take out their "science notebook," and scratching my head when students struggled to translate digital information to analog tools. The solution? Bring the notebooks and planners into the 21st century. This centralized hub is great for deadline tracking, note-taking, and goals that can grow with your learning journey.
From erin, Brand: What better place to learn than the library? I’ve always wanted one of my own, the kind with a ladder that glides me from one genre to another. While I’m manifesting that into reality, I’ll gladly build one in Coda with Susan’s doc: a home for the books I’ve read and those I want to read. I can track recommendations, explore new genres, and annotate—without getting in trouble for scribbling in my loaners.
, Director of Teaching and Learning at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism
From Bianca, Engineering: I remember syllabi being passed out on the first day of class, only for them to never see the light of day again. Jeremy’s digital syllabus offers teachers an easy way to create a version that will stay relevant through the semester, where students can ask questions, easily find course resources, and get the most updated course content. But the beauty of this doc lies in its scalability; as the course unfolds, teachers can add pages to this doc for new assignments, class activities, or polls. Learning is never one-size-fits-all, and this doc is able to grow with its students.