Meet Alice Keeler

Our Keynote Speakers for #ucet17 are in place and you're going to love them both! 

Prepare yourself to hear Alice Keeler on Thursday, March 16th, talk about how you can make your classroom just as engaging as a game of World of Warcraft… without the combat of course.  Alice, a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, and Microsoft Innovative Educator will present her keynote address first thing in the morning on the subject of "Gamification & Student Engagement."

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Intro to Google Classroom
Get started the right way with Alice's simple steps for setting up Google Classroom.  Learn how to create a classroom, add students, insert content, and create paperless activities for your students with Google Docs, Sheets, and more.  Note – Google Classroom is only available to teachers in a Google Apps For Educator enabled school district.

Advanced Google Classroom Tips
If you've already been using Google Classroom then this is the presentation for you.  Find some new best practices to try with your students, learn new shortcuts, explore interactive features you can leverage to increase engagement, and take your Google Classroom Game to the "Next Level".

Google Expeditions
An exciting afternoon math lesson adventure withwhich will include a virtual reality trip to the mountain peaks of Yosemite National Park.

To learn more about Alice visit her website at  

Also be sure to purchase your own copy of Alice's book 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom at

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Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen specializes in helping teachers engage students in the classroom with technology such as Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and more. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s in Elementary Education at Mount Saint Mary’s University, where he also taught Instructional Technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was a Technology Resource Teacher in Frederick County, Maryland, where he taught elementary school, and an EdTech for Canyons School District in Utah before joining the UEN PD team in 2014. He currently serves as President of the UCET Board.

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