ITP Applications Now Open

UPDATE: Due to the school district closures we are leaving the application open until Sunday, March 3rd, 11:59 PM. 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 ...

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 ...

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Spice up PPT with active hyperlinks, add-ins, and animations!

Ready to take PowerPoint to the next level? Try incorporating more interactive elements such as hyperlinks (Jeopardy anyone?). By editing your PowerPoint in the desktop version, you can add links right within the presentation to other slides. Templates are often available (for free or purchase) but may not have the game or content you are ...

Engaged Readers with Actively Learn

As we strive to create active readers who can engage with a complex text, it is important that we develop a joy for reading at the same time. Reluctant readers will often disengage from the content, but Actively Learn blogger Dr. Natalie Saaris offers some practical tips in her blog post, “5 Ways to Make Rigorous Content Motivating to Students,” to ...

ITP Application Deadline Extended To March 3

UPDATE: Welcome back. We have decided to extend the ITP application deadline to Sunday, March 3 at 11:59 PM. We hope that you are safe and warm during our recent snow storms. We understand that completing your ITP application may prove difficult during our school district’s hiatus. As a result, we are going to extend ...

Thinking about STEM

Today seems to be all about STEM and we couldn’t be happier! STEMposium is happening this evening at Issaquah High School from 5:30-7:30 pm. Come explore student led booths that showcase STEM learning in our classrooms and after school clubs, participate in one of our activity booths, or see how STEM is used from one ...

ITP – What Will You Get?

We are less than one week away from the deadline for applying to 2019-2020 ITP (Monday, February 11.) While we are still finalizing the final equipment allocation, we want to be clear about the different equipment that participants will receive. ITP has always been focused on helping students grow in using technology to support powerful ...

Common Sense Education’s Review of Apps

In a sea of apps and resources, Common Sense has led the way in curating and recommending different electronic resources for use in classrooms and outside of school. One of the wonderful things about technology is that it is constantly evolving. This can also be daunting, and at times, scary. In the spirit of being ...

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Flipgrid and your Office 365 Classroom

Perhaps you have taken the dive into your Office 365 with Class Notebook, One Note, and maybe have even started to explore Teams. You are sharing docs, your students are collaborating and writing in their Notebook, but are you ready to have them share their ideas vocally. Or maybe you are looking to add a new ...

Actively Learn: Where did their class go?

You have the perfect lesson prepared, most students are happily engaged and working, and then pops up a hand! “I can’t see the class.”  And you can’t find it either! It’s not you, their class likely did “disappear.” Perhaps they have disappeared from your roster of students or even more confusing, they are still showing on ...

Using Seesaw’s QR Code Feature To Create Interactive Displays

Did you know that every post created in Seesaw can have a QR code generated that can be printed and displayed as part of an interactive classroom bulletin board or hallway display?  Basically, Seesaw posts can be printed with a QR code that then can be scanned to hear or see a recorded message about ...

The Fine Art of Conversations In Teams

One of the things that makes Teams great is the ability to have conversations around the various files and documents shared to a channel. You can just post messages (great for questions or brainstorming) or you can add files and build conversations around those files. Files uploaded are automatically added to the Files tab in ...

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