Teacher Tech blog with Alice Keeler

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Alice Keeler

Control D – Duplicate

Control D Duplicate

Control D – Duplicate

Control D Duplicate

Duplicate with Control D

Rather than using Control C to copy and Control V to paste, try Control D to duplicate! Control D duplicates objects when drawing, for example in Google Slides or Google Drawing. If you are using Insert->Drawing into Google Docs, you can duplicate shapes in there as well. In Google Slides you can duplicate a slide with Control D (Command D on a Mac) by clicking on the slide tile in the filmstrip on the left hand side. Control D

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Create a Stack

In Google Slides or Google Drawing you can create a stack of shapes to drag. Draw a shape or insert clipart. Click on the object to select it. Hold down the Control Key (Command on a Mac) and press D a whole bunch of times.
Control D in Google Slides

Select All the Shapes

An infinite stack is an illusion, it’s really a finite stack where the shapes are lined up on top of each other. Select the entire collection of duplicated objects.
Select all of the objects

Arrange Menu

Use the Arrange menu to “Align horizontally” in the center. Also “Align vertically” in the middle.
align horizontally

and now you have a stack to drag!
dragging stack

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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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Students Prepare to Present

Help Your Students Prepare to Present

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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