Win a Laptop for Your Classroom

We’re having a drawing to give a classroom laptop to a lucky teacher this month. Read on to find out how you can be entered into the drawing. Bits & Pieces is becoming a more powerful resource for teachers all the time. However, keeping up with all of the new stuff we are putting on ...

Add Another Chance To Win a Laptop For Your Classroom

It’s the final week to sign-up to follow Bit’s and Pieces. We are eager to have everyone receiving email updates. So, as the end of the drive approaches, we are adding another incentive for people to sign-up. We will give three extra entries to the everyone from the building with the highest percentage of staff ...

ITP 19-20 Dates

Stay tuned for more info on ITP and the application process in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out this promo video from last year to learn what ITP is like.

Copy Content Library to Multiple Class Notebooks

Made an awesome class notebook and want use the content and your architecture in another class notebook? Well, Microsoft makes that pretty easy. Use the directions below to copy and distribute a content library (or sections within) to other class notebooks.     Distribute Class Notebook Content Library OneNote 2016 OneNote 2013 OneNote 2016 for Mac Share ...

Creating and Using Folders in Seesaw

So, you have been using Seesaw with your students for a bit now.  Things are going great! However, the more posts are made, the longer the class journal scroll gets. You may be finding it difficult to find a post as it gets pushed farther and further down the list as newer posts are added. ...

Advantages of creating and using Office 365, OneDrive & Desktop Shortcuts

It is Sunday night and I just realize that I need to edit my slides for my presentation Monday morning. I already have a hectic morning schedule, dogs, kids; I am a general slowpoke, etc. I left my laptop at school so now I need to leave earlier so I can get to school and ...

Supporting ELL Students with Actively Learn

Ready to help your English Language Learners take the next step to independent reading, use Actively Learn’s embedded features to help support language development. Define and translate features are great for identifying new vocabulary. The define feature allows your ELL student to take the first step in decoding the word by seeing it used in other sentences and hear it spoken ...

Young Writers Program – National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, which is an internet based effort to encourage and support writers in completing a 50000 word novel. The project has been an annual event since 1999 with billions of words written. NaNoWriMo has adapted its program to create a powerful web tool and curriculum for students and teachers to join ...

STEMposium: Apply Now to Showcase

Applications to showcase at ISD’s STEMposium are now being accepted. This exciting opportunity is a way to showcase STEM learning and application being done in our schools. This is NOT creating a massive project for students to design a new type of robot to cure the flu. It IS a place to have teachers and ...

Common Sense Education Celebrates Media Literacy Week

This week is Media Literacy Week! One of our core tools, Common Sense Education, has always has equipped educators with the tools that they need to support students in understanding how to navigate the digital world. As such, Common Sense Education has information and resources for teachers on how to teach media literacy effectively. They’ve published ...

More Chances to Win a Laptop

Our Follow Drive is off to a great start. Thank you to everyone who has signed up. However, we actually want you to read and explore all of the great content on the site, so we are now giving you more chances to win the laptop. Here’s how it works. We are hiding links to ...

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