Teacher Tech blog with Alice Keeler

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

forcing checkboxes in Google Forms

Forcing Google Forms Checkbox Selections

Using Google Forms you have a need to have more control over how the person responds. With Checkboxes the responder can select multiple things, but what if you want them to select exactly 3 items no more no less. Forcing Google Forms Checkbox Selections is possible.

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Getting Started with BookWidgets

BookWidgets: A Quick Tutorial for Teachers

BookWidgets is an online platform that allows teachers to create interactive learning activities for their students. With BookWidgets, you can create quizzes, surveys, and games that can be customized to fit your specific needs and shared with students through a variety of channels. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a BookWidget quiz and share it with your students.

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Overcoming challenges of Student Engagement

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

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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!

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popsicle sticks form by Alice Keeler

Google Forms Popsicle Sticks

Allow ALL students to thoughtfully respond when asking a question in class. Use this FREE Add-on by Alice Keeler to allow students to respond to a Google Form. Randomly select a student response.

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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.

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Teacher Pay is Stupid

Trying to compare teacher salary schedules is stupid. 30 years across 10 columns and how do you see how you compare state to state with such varied cost of living? I have created a spreadsheet to try to make these comparisons so we can really see why teacher pay is stupid.

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Will AI Make School Obsolete?

Is AI going to be the end of teaching and school? There is no doubt that there are some things AI can do better than a human being. So what becomes the roll of school or will AI make school obsolete?

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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!

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.

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!

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