Using Seesaw to Showcase Student Learning During Conferences

Hey, Elementary Teachers.  You may not want to hear this yet, but… CONFERENCES ARE COMING! It will be here before you know it and you may be trying to think of some ways to show parents all the great things your students have learned so far since the beginning of the school year. Last year, ...

December 9th – 15th is Computer Science Education Week!

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But only 45% of all high schools teach computer science. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this! If you’ve heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code. ...

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Microsoft Inclusive Math Tools

One Note (Class Notebook) offers several inclusive features to support student learning including  Math Tools. This inclusive feature allows students to solve math problems, see how the problem was solved, graph the problem, and interact with the graph. They can also create their own practice quiz, use the Immersive Reader tool to read the problem aloud, ...

Classroom View: November 15

Anisa Zareh's Earth Science students modeling land formation.

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Student Goals using Actively Learn

As teachers, we are intentional with the use of data to help us support our students. We can find data points in various ways, even in Actively Learn regarding our students reading. But what if we made our students responsible for their own data? Students can easily create reading goals using their own data in ...

Turnitin.com Originality Checker Now Available Within Teams

Woot! You can now have Teams check for plagiarism using Turnitin.com’s powerful originality checker. Read below to find out how. How To Use Turnitin’s Originality Checker In Teams Open teams and click into the Assignments tab. Enter all of your normal information (Title, instructions, etc.) and then scroll to the bottom of the card. There ...

Sign-Up for STEMposium 2020

You are invited to attend our 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 to ...

“The View from Here” – Digital Storytelling

The Scenario    You’re a teacher that is looking for a way to extend learning and creativity in writing for several of students, particularly those whom you have identified as struggling to express themselves. In addition, you’d like to extend their engagement with the writing process by offering a digital format.  This real scenario features first-grade teacher Leah Doyle. Leah’s students have recently finished a ...

Inspiration for Your Innovation

Did you know that Flipgrid has “Innovation Leads” that provide inspiration and support for using Flipgrid in classrooms? These Innovation Leads have compiled Integration Docs that have links to documents that are organized by grade band and content area. Once in the document, there are typically three lessons created for each level and/or topic. If ...

Classroom View – November 8

We’re trying something new here at Bits & Pieces. We’re out in classrooms all the time and want to highlight all the great work we are seeing. So each week we are choosing one photo from our travels and sharing it through something we are calling Classroom View. If you happen to snap a great ...

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