Teacher Tech blog with Alice Keeler

Paperless Is Not a Pedagogy

Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler Teacher Tech Blog Posts

5 Reasons Merlyn AI Teacher Assistant is a Game Changer

Merlyn is an AI powered Teaching Assistant. It truly allows you to do more of what you love, spend time with students instead of spending time with your computer. You already know how to use Merlyn! You think it and just ask “Hey Merlyn, open my Google Drive” and boom it does. Now you are ANYWHERE in the room and no longer tied to the front.

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Leveraging ChatGPT to Support Students

Exploring the role of artificial intelligence in education, practical advice and numerous suggestions on leveraging ChatGPT to support students, particularly English learners. Showcasing how students can harness the power of ChatGPT for essential academic tasks such as grammar checks, spelling corrections, understanding idiomatic expressions, and obtaining feedback on their writing’s tone and style. By providing an exhaustive list of prompts, it paves the way for effective interactions with the AI, ensuring a learning experience that respects and preserves the student’s original ideas and efforts.

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Google Doc to Google Slides with Doc to Slides by Alice Keeler

Google Doc Becomes Slides – Magically

I think you will find this a fun activity to turn your Google Docs into Google Slides! Slides allow for multi-media and have some distinct advantages over Google Docs sometimes. However, Docs is easier for brainstorming and outlining. Now you can have the best of both world by turning your Google Docs to Google Slides. Use the Doc to Slides Add-on by Alice Keeler

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Maximizing Retrieval Practice with Padlet

Discover the power of retrieval practice as a potent tool for long-term learning. Explore how Padlet, an interactive digital platform, can be effectively utilized to facilitate retrieval practice and create an engaging learning experience. Learn valuable tips on structuring, prompting, peer learning, feedback, review sessions, and maintaining variety for optimal results. Maximizing Retrieval Practice with Padlet

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Engage Students with Google Jamboard

Boost student engagement in your digital classroom with Google Jamboard. This interactive tool transforms lessons into collaborative experiences. Use its real-time features for brainstorming, hands-on activities, and group projects. Ideal for visual learners, Jamboard simplifies complex concepts with mind maps and diagrams. Seamlessly integrated with Google Workspace, it enhances your teaching methods, making learning interactive and fun.

Overcoming 8 Challenges of Student Engagement

Student engagement isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s the lifeblood of effective education. Yet, it feels like a mythical beast. Something every educator worldwide is chasing, but only a few can say they’ve truly captured. So, what makes this beast so tricky to tame? Let’s go on an adventure, breaking down the barriers to student engagement and, most importantly, arm ourselves with the tools to tackle these head-on. There is no magic bullet for student engagement. Here are some suggestions for SOME ways to address Student Engagement

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.

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.

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

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