Research, Technology, & Diversity: Teacher Feature with Julie Hembree

To help fully integrate and celebrate the diversity of her school, teacher-librarian Julie Hembree at Cougar Ridge Elementary is utilizing technology, research, and literacy in an interesting and student-centered way! Cougar Ridge had purchased 120 flags from around the world, which hang proudly and prominently around the school. Julie wanted to move a celebration of ...

STEM Learning Opportunity: DESMOS

ISSAQUAH SCHOOL DISTRICT TEACHING AND LEARNING  Present’s  FOR BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE USERS In-person sessions on April 16 & May 30, 4:00- 5:00 pm at Issaquah Valley Elementary, Portable 6. AND Online learning via Actively Learn Earn 8 STEM clock hours and technology compensation! Learn how to use the online calculator, find and use teacher-created activities ...

Teacher Feature: Global Collaboration Project & Spark

What do collaboration, personal narratives, and videos all have in common? Adobe Spark! This year, Issaquah Technology Program (ITP) participants were asked to work on the Global Collaboration standard by pairing up in elementary/secondary teams. I had the pleasure of seeing parts of this collaborative effort in Erin Kwok’s 6th grade Digital Photography class (PCMS) ...

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Teacher Feature: Readers Workshop & Actively Learn

Actively Learn once again is being featured from a PCMS classroom, this time Erin Kwok, who used it for 8th grade Readers Workshop. Groups were able to choose from a variety of novels and then were asked to participate in their discussion using Actively Learn. One group, who chose the novel The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, were able ...

I’m a Specialist And I Want to Use Seesaw

So, you’re a music, physical education, or library specialist.  You have heard about Seesaw from general education teachers in your buildings or maybe you have gone to a Seesaw training.  You think you are ready to try using it in your classes but are not sure the best way to go about it.  “How many ...

Queen Debuts Her First Instagram Post

Educators use Twitter as a professional learning community to engage with others around topics important to them. Today Twitter is a buzz with news that Queen Elizabeth II made her first Instagram post from London’s Science Museum. The Queen is a long time supporter of digital communication tools and made her first Tweet in 2014 ...

Global Collaboration with Common Sense Education

  Our February and March ISTE focus is on Global Collaborator! This standard calls students to collaborate both locally (within their own classroom context), as well as beyond. Using technology to access and share information, students will learn from diverse perspectives and work on complex problems with peers. In response to this ISTE standard, Common ...

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month!   Many of the technologies we use today are because of women in tech. Carol Shaw made retro gaming awesome (before it was retro), Apple computers are so intuitive because of Susan Kare, from the very first computer programmer Ada Lovelace to Joan Ball who basically invented online dating, we’ve ...

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More tips and tricks with Outlook

Ready for some more tips for Outlook? Previously we posted about an introduction to Outlook Calendar, but here are some more advanced options for Outlook Calendar.  Scheduling Assistant will help avoid asking when everyone might be available for an appointment. First, create a new appointment: Then choose Scheduling Assistant and add your colleagues. You will now be ...

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Flipping the Classroom and Actively Learn

Time has become a precious commodity for classroom teachers, so more and more, the classroom is being flipped to provide more hand’s on learning during class and less direct instruction. A flipped classroom in a science class might require students to review a video on the periodic table in EdPuzzle, read an article on Actively Learn, ...

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