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Paperless Is Not a Pedagogy

Alice Keeler

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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

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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Slideshow in Padlet

Padlet: Start a Slideshow

Padlet is an amazing edtech tool that allows for discussions where all students participate. Use the slideshow feature to present the student ideas. Create a slideshow in Padlet.

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From Anxiety to Enjoyment: How Play Can Change the Relationship with Math

Incorporating play in math education is not just a fanciful idea; it’s a transformative approach that has tangible benefits for both teachers and students. Play fosters an environment of exploration and curiosity, helping to dispel the myth that math is a dry, unapproachable subject. Through games and interactive activities, students are encouraged to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This playful methodology aligns perfectly with fostering a growth mindset, breaking down barriers of anxiety and opening up new avenues for intellectual development. Ultimately, integrating play in math education can lead to deeper understanding, improved engagement, and a lifelong love of learning.

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Try This: Search the Google Docs Menus

New features in Google Docs, Workspace, speed up using docs significantly. The trick is to get into the habit searching the Google Docs menus. Search the Google Docs Menus by using the new search icon, it’s more powerful than you think.

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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.

Multiple Forms to One Google Sheet

Multiple Forms to One Google Sheet

Wouldn’t it be easier to check your responses from a Google Form if multiple forms went to one Google Sheet? This is possible! Google Workspace Expert Alice Keeler shows you how to have Multiple Forms to One Google Sheet

Gmail TIP: Copy Email from Sender

When using Gmail here is the trick to more easily capture the email address of someone either from a received message, a previously sent message, or a new message.

Google Slides in Cursive

For funsies, would you like to make your Google Slides in curvsive? I have updated Randomize Slides to have a feature that turns all of your textboxes into cursive.

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