Stepping Up to Google Classroom: 50 Steps for Beginners to Get Started by Alice Keeler and Kimberly Mattina is a book for those of us who feel lost when everyone starts talking about Google Classroom, add-ons, streams, and the acronyms that follow these conversations. In fact, if you have ever felt your eyes glaze over when excited techy teachers get into deep conversations about Google Classroom, I suggest this book to you! Below is my weekly book chat with Alice as my guest author!
No Judgement, Just Support!
It’s not because you are ignorant or a lost cause, it’s just that technology might not be your second nature. However, times have changed and we have to change with them. We can no longer brag that checking our email is the extent of our tech knowledge.
Don't give up, I’m here to offer hope! Stepping Up to Google Classroom is written in a way that will empower you as you begin setting up your Google Classroom. That first step might be the most difficult, but you have tech help right at your fingertips with this book! You also have a super supportive community on Facebook and we invite you to join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/AKteachertech/
Alice also offers playlists on her YouTube channel for all sorts of help with Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Minecraft in Education and so much more! Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrsalicekeeler
We Got You!
Just remember, Teacher, you aren’t alone! We are here for you, and we wish you all the best this year. If you need more tech support, Alice is also offering a new premium service that includes her newest webinars and office hours. You can sign up here and it’s free for 14 days: https://alicekeeler.org/go-slow-online-workshops/subscription/
About the Author
Melody McAllister is a wife, mother of five, educator, and author. She and her family relocated to Alaska from the Dallas area in 2019. McAllister is 2017 Garland NAACP Educator of the Year and author of the I’m Sorry Story, a children's book about taking responsibility for mistakes and making sincere apologies. She is also the Logistics Manager for EduMatch Publishing. McAllister has spoken at ISTE and ASTE about equity issues in education, and writes about her journey in her blog, HeGaveMeAMelody.com.