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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

Thermometer Goal Setting Template

Need a thermometer to track fundraising goal setting? Alice Keeler has a Google Sheets template that you can provide per student to help them keep track of their goals. Thermometer Goal Setting Template

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How to Hide Sections in FigJam - Digital Whiteboard

How to Hide Sections in FigJam – Digital Whiteboard

I have replaced Google Jamboard with FigJam. It is a better collaborative digital whiteboard. One of the big differences between Google Jamboard and FigJam is the lack of pages. Instead of pages, FigJam has sections. A unique feature is to be able to hide the sections until you are ready for students to use the resources in the section.

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The Best Google Jamboard Alternative – FigJam

Jamboard has joined the Google Graveyard. Your replacement is FigJam. A collaborative digital whiteboard that is so much more! Check out what is next for classroom collaboration and digital whiteboarding. Jamboard in the Google Graveyard is no reason for tears. Use FigJam for free by Figma.

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10 Ways to Use EdTech to Elevate Learning

In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, it is important to prepare students to be proficient with technology. However, “paperless is a pedagogy.” Focusing solely on replacing traditional resources with digital ones risks overlooking the true potential of EdTech. Instead, we should shift our focus towards leveraging educational technology to elevate learning experiences for our students. By harnessing the power of EdTech, we can promote collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and personalized learning—ultimately fostering a more engaging and dynamic classroom environment. Consider how to use EdTech to elevate learning.

Student Engagement – Setting Up Google Classroom

Discover how to transform Google Classroom from a basic virtual box into a vibrant hub of learning and interaction. Our expert guide provides essential tips and creative strategies to set up Google Classroom for maximum engagement. Dive into the world of interactive learning and see how easy and effective it can be to captivate your students’ attention in the digital classroom.

Create Badges in Google Sheets

Wanting to gamify your class with badges? One option is to create badges in Google Sheets. Create a list of achievements and add a badge for each one.

How to Add a Background on Google Docs

The age old question, how to add a background in google docs. For a long time this was not possible without hacks. Now you can easily add a background image to Google Docs and print it!

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!

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