Alice Keeler holds a Masters in Educational Media Design and Technology and is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified educator. She is Co-Author of the books 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom and 50 Things To Go Further With Google Classroom, A Student-Centered Approach both of which continue to be top sellers on Amazon in the Computers and Technology Education section.
She taught high school math for 14 years and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology at California State University, Fresno. Alice Keeler has developed and taught online K12 courses, as well as the course for Innovative Educator Advanced Studies Certification (cue.org/ieasc). She has participated on collaborative teams for Google working on projects such as YouTube teachers and Google Play for Education. She has served on the New Media Consortium Horizon report advisory panel for 2013, 2014, and 2015 (http://goo.gl/iTM15) and has been a lesson developer for Bing in the classroom.
As a believer in the importance of connectivity she founded #coffeeEDU (coffeeEDU.org) and #profchat, two powerful communities for educators to collaborate and share innovative new ideas. She is passionate about reaching all students and using technology to change the way we approach learning and grading. Alice tweets @alicekeeler and blogs at alicekeeler.com.
In the Future Cars Drive Themselves (Keynote)
The future is now, cars already drive themselves so what does that mean about the possibilities for our students? Technology influences how we live our everyday lives, so it should be a part of the everyday classroom. Students now have technology and Google Apps at their fingertips, let’s embrace these tools and use them in innovative ways to create amazing learning environments for our kids!
Introduction to Google Classroom
If you are using Google Docs with students or thinking you would like to, let me introduce you to Google Classroom. Google Classroom greatly simplifies your workflow by allowing you to easily share assignments and resources with students, and enables students to view and edit Docs and submit homework. Google Classroom helps teachers make the leap to blended learning. You will be up and running in seconds with this easy to use platform. This hands-on session introduces you to what Google Classroom is and how to navigate it to create and grade assignments. Participants will be able to see what Google Classroom looks like from both teacher and student perspective.
Hacking Google Classroom
If you are currently a Google Classroom user, this session will go beyond the basics to show you how to get the MOST out of Google Classroom. You will learn to use Chrome extensions to enhance your use of Google Classroom and dive into using Add Ons and Scripts to hack what you can do with Google Classroom. This practical, hands on, and fun session is a MUST for anyone who wants to take Google Classroom to the next level. Please note: The best device to have for this session is a laptop. Add ons and chrome extensions do not work on a tablet. Tablet users will learn great tips and tricks but many will need to be practiced later on a computer.
A Student-Centered Approach to Using Google Classroom
Sure, Google Classroom allows you to assign work and collect it, but let’s not use new tools in old ways! Technology allows us to rethink how the classroom functions. The person doing the work is the person doing the learning. Help students to have a voice and a choice in their learning. This session goes over strategies for how to shift from a traditional classroom to a student centered classroom when using Google Classroom.
Getting Googley: Using Google Apps for Education to Inspire Learning
Google provides a suite of tools to help teachers and students to be productive and to better connect. This session is for teachers who are not familiar with what Google Apps for Education (GAfE) has to offer. Participants will be introduced to Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings and Forms. This hands on workshop has participants creating Google documents, sharing them and collaborating. Ideas for how to use Google Docs to teach will be integrated into the workshop. *Not tablet friendly.
You Can Code!! Google Apps Scripts for Noobs
When using Google Docs have you ever wished it would do _____. Google Apps Script allows you to create custom applications for Google Docs and Drive. This session is for computer users who feel comfortable with copying and pasting. You will be AMAZED at what YOU can do! In this session you will write your own scripts and be able to brag to all your friends that you can code.
The Answer is Always a Spreadsheet
You may not realize it, but the answer is always a spreadsheet! This session is to get you started with using Google Sheets. Spreadsheets are a great tool for students to use, for collaboration, and for teaching the Common Core. Teachers are much more efficient when they are proficient with spreadsheets so let’s get started. Seriously this will be FUN!! Like for real! FUN!
Formative Assessment and Google Forms
Google Forms are great for formative assessment, but now what? This session goes over tips to design better formative assessments in Google Forms and what to do with the data once you have it.
Advanced Collaborative Writing with Google
If you are using Google Docs to collaborate, this session will help you fine tune your workflows to increase productivity. We will discuss how to find comments, suggest changes, link to comments, message collaborators, look at revision history and more.
Google Forms and Pivot Tables
Now that you’ve collected data in a Google Form… now what? Formative assessment, survey of students, peer evaluation are all excellent uses of Google Forms, but Forms are the most powerful when you’re able to sort, filter and organize the information. If you’ve never heard of a pivot table, this session is for you! Pivot tables allow you to take your Google Forms data and summarize the information quickly, easily and dynamically. This session will cover tips for creating Google Forms that create good data, pivot tables, sorting and organizing the data and if time permits how to mail merge the information to get information out quickly.
Using Badges in the Classroom
Gamification and badges can help motivate students, aide in differentiation and just make the classroom more fun. This session will go over creating badges in Google Draw, how to publish them and a system for using them to provide choice and differentiation for students.
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