ITP Applications Now Open

We are excited to announce the applications for ITP 2019-2020 are now open. All teachers who did not attend ITP during either the summer of 2017 or 2018 are encouraged to apply. You will find all of the information about applying and the application itself here. Applications will close at 11:59 on February 11. Applicants ...

Save the Date: STEMposium is February 7th

You are invited to attend the second annual Issaquah School District’s STEMposium! Join us for a showcase of STEM learning hosted by teachers and students from the Issaquah School District. Teachers with their students are invited to share how they teach and learn STEM skills with classroom projects, after-school clubs, and student competitions. In addition ...

Set Up a Team for Your Classroom

Editors Note: This fortnight’s Toolbit for Class Notebook is being replaced by another Toolbit for Teams. We were unable to keep our regular cadence with Teams due to the delay in deploying it and want to get caught up. If you are missing your OneDrive Toolbit fix, check out this resource from Microsoft. The next ...

Did You Miss the ITP Webinar? You Can Catch It Right Here

Did you miss the ITP Webinars? Have no fear. We have posted a recording of the webinar below, for you to view at your leisure. If that’s you and you are ready to watch, you will need to be logged into your ISD Office 365 account to see the video (if you’re not signed in, ...

Creative Upgrades

 Resources and Links from This Episode Join the Fun We want to hear from you about your Creative Upgrade ideas. If you have one you want to share join our New Tools Team by doing the following steps: 1.) Log into Office 365 2.) Click the Teams button (near the top) 3.) When Teams ...

Teams Is Now Available

Teams is now available for teacher and student use! Teams is a platform that works inside of Office 365 to help you connect and work with staff and students around documents and files. It allows users to create teams, invite people to join and then chat around and share documents easily. Within in each team, ...

Ed Tech Library: BreakoutEDU

Breakout EDU takes the idea of an escape room into the classroom! Students solve clues to unlock physical locks from a case to “breakout.” Our Ed Tech Library has four games this year to choose from. The Breakout EDU kits available in February and March from our Ed Tech Library feature a growth mindset game called ...

Common Sense Education: A Curation of Digital Resources

Do you want to integrate more technology into your teaching, but aren’t sure where to find new resources? Common Sense, an incredible resource for teaching digital citizenship, also supports teachers in finding quality digital resources to support curriculum across content areas. In a “top picks” section, Common Sense outlines curated lists of instructional tech tools. ...

Seesaw Wow Work: Giving Students Choice and Voice

Learning is not a passive process. Teachers cannot assume they will have each students’ attention all the time simply by standing in the front of the room and talking. Having engaging visuals and interactive elements within a lesson can help to keep students interested, but to be an effective teacher, we need to help our ...

ITP Webinar Tomorrow

We will be having our first two ITP webinars tomorrow at 7:30 AM and then again at 4:00 PM. For directions on joining the webinar, check your email. For info on applying to ITP, check out our application page.

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Hacking STEM: Microsoft Lesson Library

Ready to bring a STEM activity for your classroom? Check out the Hacking STEM Library presented by Microsoft. As Microsoft states, “Browse our library for downloadable, hands-on, teacher-tested projects and activities that use everyday materials to make STEM affordable, accessible, and fun for everyone.” Each activity includes the title of the lesson, approximate time to complete the activity, age group, materials, cost per student, ...

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