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Author: Alice Keeler
Gamified Choice Boards
Choice has many benefits to students in education to increase their motivation, efforts, and engagement. Gamified choice boards bring together the power of choice and the power of fun. Join Alice Keeler as she explains some options for creating a gamified choice board.
The ChatGPT Effect: Art Projects as the Key to Student Adaptation
How will schools handle the rapid shifts necessary to adapt to AI chatbots like ChatGPT? Adapt to ChatGPT with Art! Art makes learning more meaningful and personal. School should focus more on making great well balanced human being rather than competitors of technology.
Magically Create Refrigerator Poetry in Google Slides
Alice Keeler has added fun new features to Seating Chart Slides to allow you to create fun refrigerator poetry in Google Slides. From a list of words in a Google Doc, use the Add-on to magically create refrigerator poetry.
100 Prompts for Teachers to Ask ChatGPT
Using ChatGPT effectively can not only save you time as a teacher but help you to innovate your classroom. Try these 100 Prompts for Teachers to Ask ChatGPT
5 Google Drive Shortcuts to Improve Productivity
If you use Google Drive then you need Google Drive Shortcuts to Improve Productivity. Alice Keeler, Google Certified Innovator, provides 5 tips for using Google Drive to increase your productivity.
Stand Up for Health – FlexiSpot Q8 Standing Desk
My honest review of the FlexiSpot Q8 Standing Desk is that I love it! It is far sturdier than any desk I have ever had. I can effortlessly raise and lower the desk no matter how much I have on the desktop. As teachers we sit at our desk grading papers and lesson planning. Stand Up for Health and get a standing desk.
Try Genially to Increase the Fun
It can be challenging to capture student engagement. Interactivity, multi-media, and gamification are all proven methods of increasing the chance that students are engaged. Genially makes it easy to create activities and games to share with your students. Increase fun with Genially. Login for free and start creating and collaborating.
Visualize Adding Fractions
Students have long struggled with fractions. Continuing the traditional way of teaching fractions knowing that they have not worked is possibly the definition of insanity. Students need to visualize and explore concepts to gain number sense in order to increase their confidence and understanding of fractions. Have students visualize adding fractions until they are able to discover the pattern rather than telling them the rules for common denominators. Use Mathigon Polypad to help students with the visualization.
The 4 C’s Are Engaging
While there is no magic bullet for student engagement there are things we can do in the classroom to improve the chance that students will be engaged. The 4 C’s are engaging. Include at least one C in lessons with students to help improve the engagement. Student engagement matters to learning as well as for information retention.
Is Math Teaching Critical Thinking?
Math class SHOULD be teaching students to critically think, find patterns, analyze, and manage data. Is Math Teaching Critical Thinking? Using traditional math textbooks is this happening? No.
Tax Simulation and EVERFI: How To File Taxes
Students need help learning how to pay their taxes. This FREE simulation in EVERFI is just the thing to make it easy to help your students be successful in the real world. Helping High School Students with How To File Their Taxes can be life changing for many students.
How Do You Highlight Cells of the Same Color
AliceKeeler Select the Cells is a Google Sheets Add-on designed to help teachers select cells with a background color more efficiently. With this add-on, teachers can single-click on any cell in a range that has a background color and automatically select all the other cells in that range with the same color. How Do You Highlight Cells of the Same Color
How Will Teaching Be Different Post AI?
The toothpaste is out of the tube and we can not put it back. The release of ChatGPT has shown us that traditional school assignments can be completed by robots. So what now? I first asked ChatGPT what it thinks the changes to teaching will be and then I give my opinions on how teaching will be different post AI:
7 Characteristics of a Student Centered Classroom
Student centered learning is focusing on the needs and interests of the students. Student centered classrooms are harder than a traditional model. The advantage is helping students to truly have a passion for learning. Better relationship building can also be a biproduct.