5 Steps to Sharing a Copy of a Google Form

Link to Google Drawing 5 Steps to Sharing a Copy of a Google Form Sharing Google Forms is tricky. You do not want to make your data you collect in your Google Form visible to others. You can not get a view only link from the Form directly and changing your Google Form to allow […]

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Evenly Space Elements in Google Drawings (or Slides)

distribute evenly in google drawing and google slides

Distribute Evenly in Google Drawings (or Slides) When creating visuals in Google Drawing or Google Slides I sometimes need to space out the elements evenly. Control D One keyboard shortcut I find helpful is Control D (Command D on a Mac). This duplicates. When creating numbered circles I will create a circle with a 1 […]

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Insert a Bitmoji Into Your Google Form

bitmoji in google forms

When using digital tools try to put yourself into them to help students feel there is a teacher guiding them through the lesson. Bitmoji’s are great for adding “you” along with some personality into digital resources. Google Forms are awesome for flipped learning, formative assessment, checks for understanding, and so much more. Bitmoji AND Google […]

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Quickly Create 7 Copies of DiscussionTab

-Discussion Tab multiple classes

My DiscussionTab template allows you to facilitate class discussions using Google Sheets. Create a list of discussion questions in Column A (and tab names in Column B) and run the DiscussionTab menu to create a sheet for each question. Share the spreadsheet with the class with editing permissions. Template alicekeeler.com/discussiontab  Multiple Classes If you teach multiple […]

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Mock Twitter Chat with Your Students

mock twitterchat with discussiontab

Mock Twitter Chat with Your Students I love Twitter chats. They are exactly one hour Allow for everyone’s voice to be heard It is okay to have a side conversation about one part of the topic to go deeper while the rest of the conversation continues Guaranteed to get through 5-10 questions in an hour […]

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10 Google Apps Tricks to Learn for 2017

10 google apps tips for 2017

10 Google Apps Tricks to Learn for 2017 1. Force a Copy When I create templates I like to share the templates in a way that prompts the user to create a copy. Notice if you go to alicekeeler.com/poo that it does not take you directly to the document but rather asks you to copy it […]

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Google Drive: Share a Folder

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Share a Folder in Google Drive An important skill for G Suite users is to be able to share a folder in Google Drive. Any files in the folder take on the sharing permissions of folder. This is an easy way to share multiple documents. Simply create a Google Doc in the folder or drag […]

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Control T – Open a New Tab

Control T – Open a New Tab I have to admit I get a little twitchy when I see someone using the mouse or trackpad to open a new tab. CONTROL T! Learning keyboard shortcuts is one of the easiest ways to significantly improve your efficiency when using the computer. Take the challenge to learn […]

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Google Classroom in Paradise: Call for Presenters

Google Classroom in Paradise

Google Classroom in Paradise: Call for Presenters July 1st in Honolulu Hawaii Join Alice Keeler and Michael Fricano for a day of learning about Google Classroom and G Suite. If you would like to present at the event fill out the call for presenters. Google Classroom Hands down Google Classroom is the fastest way to […]

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Google Chrome Extensions: A Big Ol List

alice keeler big ol list of chrome extensions

Alice’s List of Chrome Extensions I went through my Chrome extensions and made a list of them. I opened all of the extensions in the Chrome Web Store in a single window and then used the OneTab Chrome extension to collapse them into a list. http://www.one-tab.com/page/A7QiMO9uT1m259T_Iy_ZRg      

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“I Assign Stupid Homework”

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“I Assign Stupid Homework” One argument I frequently hear in response to the argument that homework is oftentimes of marginal academic benefit, busy work or stupid is “We should assign better homework.” Exactly which teacher thinks they are assigning stupid homework or busy work? I teach pre-service teachers and I will sometimes ask them “What percent […]

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Self Reflection Reading Goals @JSerravallo

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Self Reflection Reading Goals @JSerravallo I saw this tweet about Jennifer Serravallo’s Reading Goals Self Reflection form from her book. My first thought is of course that this would be better as a Google Form. My biggest beef with PDF’s is they do not collect data. Switching to a Google Form allows the teacher to […]

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What If You Could NOT Give Homework?

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What If You Could NOT Give Homework? For a time I worked at a high school that had a no homework policy. Before I moved to that school I had stopped giving math homework at the traditional high school I was teaching at. Currently, I am working on a book with Matt Miller, author of […]

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SlideShot + Google Slides Explore Tool

Google Slides Explore Tool and SlideShot Chrome Extension Alice Keeler

SlideShot + Google Slides Explore Tool The Explore tool in Google Slides is relatively new. It uses machine learning to predict attractive layouts for the slide. I have to admit it almost instantly became one of my favorite features. You can locate the Explore tool icon in the bottom right corner. While creating a slide, click […]

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TemplateTab: All Students on One Spreadsheet

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View Upcoming events at alicekeeler.org for TemplateTab workshops. TemplateTab TemplateTab is an Add-on script I wrote to make it easier to have all students working on the same spreadsheet. Instead of collecting 30 digital documents, you have ONE where all students contributed to the same one. This makes it easier to manage digital work and […]

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