When there’s a script or some sort of template for student-led conferences, it also helps families who speak another language.
Update Student Slides with First Slide When you make a copy of a document for every student it is slow to open and give feedback. It just takes time for digital documents to load, especially if the internet is not super fast. First Slide allows you to give feedback without opening up any student slides. A new feature to First… Read More »First Slide: Push a Slide to Students
Push to Slides If you would like to assign each student a different prompt or question I have coded an Add-on for Google Slides that will allow you to take a list of prompts, randomize them, and push them to an individual Google Slides per student. Template alicekeeler.com/pushtoslides After copying the template, make a list of questions or prompts in… Read More »Push a Prompt to Slides
Create a Branching Google Form Design your Google Forms to provide immediate feedback by utilizing branching options. Create multiple sections in your Form and add only one question per section that determines which section to jump to next. Answer correctly and the branching should take the student to the next question. Answer incorrectly and be taken to a section with… Read More »Fast: Create a Branching Google Form
Google Sheets Spreadsheet Template for Twitter Chats Twitter chats are a great way for educators to interact with other educators. Interacting with teachers not just at our school widens our access to ideas, resources, and teaching techniques. I have created a spreadsheet to help you moderate or participate in a Twitter chat. Template alicekeeler.com/twitterchat Moderating a Twitter Chat A… Read More »Twitter Chat Template
Play the Water Bottle Flipping Game I am a day late and a dollar short on this one. Water bottle flipping is no longer the in thing, but I suspect some students would enjoy the game anyway. Divide the class into 2 teams. Each team gets a water bottle. Each person in the class gets one flip of the bottle… Read More »Water Bottle Flipping – The Game
ELA Lesson: Claim, Evidence, and Elaboration The art of the lesson plan is knowing your students and creating an engaging lesson for the students you actually teach. This is the problem with pre-made lessons from the publisher, they don’t know your students. An English teacher, after noticing his students were really into the television show The Office created a hook… Read More »The Office is on Fire – Claim, Evidence, and Elaboration
Create a Bingo Board with Google Sheets Use Google Sheets to create multiple, different, Bingo boards from your own list. Template alicekeeler.com/bingo As with all Apps Script coding projects you need to wait a minute for the code to load. Look for the “Bingo” menu to load up next to the Help menu. Choose setUp and authorize the Add on.… Read More »BINGO!
GroupDocs Add-on Randomly Assigns Students to Groups In the modern world collaboration and getting along with a team is essential. Assigning students to group work can sometimes be tricky. Use my Add-on GroupDocs to assign students to groups and give each group a copy of a collaborative document. alicekeeler.com/groupdocs Steps Make a copy of the template. Set the group size.… Read More »GroupDocs: A Copy Per Group
Use the Outline Pop Out in Google Docs I really love the outline tool in Google Docs. The only problem was it was a little out of sight out of mind that unless you knew to go to the menu and select to view the outline you may not have known this was a feature. Pop Out Notice in the… Read More »Outline Your Google Doc
Connect 4 in Google Sheets Chris Brownell (and Sunil Singh)’s book Math Recess is a bad influence on me 🙂 In the book there is a list of games you can play to have fun with math. If I want to play these games asynchronously with someone who isn’t physically with me, Google Sheets is an excellent option. Previously I… Read More »Google Sheets: Play Connect 4
Google Sheets Yahtzee In the book Math Recess, Sunil Singh and Chris Brownell give a list of regular board games that are good for playing with math. Yahtzee was on the list! Of course!! When I rolled a 4 6 6 6 4 I was adding up my points and I said I had four sixes to give me 24… Read More »Play Yahtzee with Google Sheets
Create a List of Your Assignments in Google Classroom Every year is a new opportunity to be better than you were last year. This is one of the advantages to teaching, unlike any other profession we get a fresh start every year. The kids from last year are not the same as the kids from this year. The technology possibilities… Read More »Google Classroom: A Guide to Reusing Old Assignments
Delete Old Google Classroom Classes Before you delete old Google Classroom classes remember you can reuse assignments from old classes. One trick I do is have a class with no students; Assignment Repository. When I am assigning to my class and it’s an assignment I want to reuse for sure… I ALSO assign it to my assignment repository class so… Read More »DELETE Google Classroom Classes
Pull Student Responses From a Google Doc I’ve said many times, I would rather hit myself in the head with a brick than open 30 Google Docs (or Slides, or Sheets…). My rule of thumb is to only assign individual student work that I have to open 20% of the time or less. For those times when I do need… Read More »Save Hours: Pull The Tables