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How Do I Make This Worksheet Digital?

Make worksheets digital

How Do I Make This Worksheet Digital?

Make worksheets digital

Digital Worksheets

Is this the right question? What is the depth and rigor of that worksheet? Why is it valuable enough to want to extend to a new platform?

Google Forms

I can’t think of much things worse than scrolling through a Google Doc looking for what kids answered on a line. Instead, have students answer on a Google Form so you are at least collecting data and can see all student responses at once.

Have Robots Grade It

If the computer can grade it, it should.

Your time is valuable. Grading worksheets is NOT the best use of your time. Use a tool that will grade the worksheets for you! It’s win win, the kids get faster feedback and you instead get to spend your time targeting kids who need your help.

Try this “football scrimmage.” 

Use Real Data

Worksheets tend to have contrived questions, numbers, and situations. How can we instead of giving kids worksheets, give them a connection to something that really exists?


So many websites and news articles contain real information, how can we have students use this to demonstrate their learning instead of filling out a worksheet?

Consider a 21st Century Skill

The world has changed so much since I was a student (I’m 41). Many things that were important to my success are obsolete. I had an encyclopedia at my house. Brittanica literally doesn’t make these anymore! I carry Google in my pocket. This is a 24/7 reality for all of our students and that technology will only get better. If kids can Google the answers, the worksheet is OBSOLETE! Check out wolframalpha.com, photomath, and purplemath.com (amongst others). They not only give the answers, they show the steps!

What are things we did not need to know when we were in school but our students should?

  • How to conduct an advanced search
  • How to figure out new technology rather than be shown how to use it
  • How to use social media
  • How to analyze information for credibility
  • How to represent themselves visually and digitally
  • How to analyze data
  • How to use a spreadsheet
  • How to create a short video

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5 Easy Steps for Teaching with Digital Tools

Introducing digital tools into your teaching can seem challenging at first. There are many tools out there, and it might feel like there’s a lot to learn. But with easy steps for teaching with digital tools, you can start simply and gradually. There’s no need to dive in all at once – just take it one step at a time. Taking easy steps for teaching with digital tools starts with trying something!

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Maximize student success in presentations with ‘Speaker Notes by AliceKeeler,’ the ideal Google Slides add-on. Enhance how students prepare to present with easy transfer of speaker notes to Google Docs, promoting effective communication skills. Dive into the world of engaging, technology-aided presentations and empower students to shine in their academic endeavors. Discover the key to transforming student presentations into interactive, skill-building experiences.

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Infographic 7 Basic Steps for a Google Form

New to using Google Forms? This tool is essential for teachers to not only save time but to be adaptive to student needs. Use Forms to survey students, play games, personalize instruction, and assessment. This infographic on the 7 basic steps for a Google Form will help you get started.

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Online Workshop: Get Your Add-on Published

How can you make Google Workspace (Docs/Sheets/Slides) even better? You can create custom Add-ons with Google Apps Script. Wondering How to Get Your Google Workspace Add-on Published? Join Alice Keeler, Google Developer Expert, to learn the steps to get your Add-on officially published.

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