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Paperless Is Not a Pedagogy

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50 Ways to Engage Students with Google Apps

Co-authored with the amazing Heather Lyon the book “50 Ways to Engage Students with Google Apps” contains over 50 templates, tips, and resources to help you to increase student engagement! 

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler Blog Posts

5 Google Search Techniques to Try Today

Unlock the power of efficient online research with our blog post on 5 essential Google Search techniques every teacher should try today. Learn how to find accurate, relevant, and high-quality resources for lesson planning, student support, and professional development. Improve your search skills and save time, making your teaching experience more productive and enriching. Don’t miss these valuable tips for mastering the art of searching!

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10 Hidden Google Jamboard Gems

Google Jamboard, the interactive digital whiteboard from Google Workspace, has revolutionized collaboration both in and out of the classroom. Many users are familiar with its basic features, but there’s so much more to discover. Explore 10 lesser-known features that will help you unlock the full potential of Google Jamboard.

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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.

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Stand Up for Health - FlexiSpot Q8 Standing Desk

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Enhancing School Engagement for Academic Success

Enhancing engagement is a hot topic in the world of education, as it plays a crucial role in student success. Unlock the secrets to enhancing engagement in your classroom with our latest blog post! Discover proven strategies to boost student success by creating a dynamic and enjoyable learning experience. From getting to know your students personally to leveraging technology, these tips will transform your teaching approach and help your students thrive. Don’t miss out on this valuable guide to boosting engagement and fostering a love for learning in your classroom!

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.

PLEASE do NOT Copy Your Class

Copying your class in Google Classroom makes a giant mess of your Google Drive. Here are 3 alternatives to copying your entire class.

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Teacher, mom of 5, Google Certified Innovator, Google Developer Expert for Google Workspace, Google Cloud Innovator Champion, Author, Keynote Speaker, Workshop Presenter

Alice Keeler Queen of Spreadsheets

Alice Keeler has a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Educational Media Design and Technology.  She started teaching high school math in 1999 in the laptop Algebra program. Alice has taught 1:1 her entire teaching career and is passionate about using technology to create student centered classrooms. 

Paperless is not a pedagogy. We should not seek to use technology to save paper, but rather to improve learning, improve relationships, and improve student engagement. 

The tool is not what creates the learning, but rather an intentional approach for how a tool can create feedback loops, allow choice and voice, allows for communication of ideas in a creative medium, and increase collaboration.

See Alice Keeler in the Developer Keynote as a Google Cloud Innovator Champion