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New to Flipgrid? Check out the Disco Library!

  There are almost 10,000 “Topics” in Flipgrid’s Disco Library – plenty to explore and consider. Within Flipgrid, a “Grid” is your class or content area, and the “Topic” is the project or assignment. The Disco Library has two main sections: Weekly Hits: these are quick templates that you can add to any of your ...

Digital Collaboration on Presentations

The Scenario Your students are working in small groups on a cooperative learning project. The end product requires each of them contribute to making a presentation that showcases their work. Each student in the group has a particular expertise and something to contribute to the final presentation. It makes the most sense for each student ...

ELL Frontiers Book Study

Learn how to use technology to support your English Language Learners in this 8-week long book study. Hosted by Jill Klune and Stephanie Olson, the course will be conducted through Actively Learn and provide a variety of chances to try out some new technology. Course starts October 7 and the book, ELL Frontiers: Using Technology ...

Seesaw: Go Big And Go Multi

Seesaw Has Gone Big! And by big, I mean it has made it’s Creative Canvas full screen.  With this increase in space, the canvas allows for a ton of layering with the new expressive drawing tools, the photo tool that now allows you to add and move up to 25 photos freely, the label tool ...

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Video Lessons in Actively Learn

Ready to take Actively Learn to the next level of media? You can now upload videos from YouTube or your Google Drive into Actively Learn. From your “My Imports,” choose “Add Content” and “Import Video.”  Actively Learn offers a tutorial on how to add your videos. The best part is, you can embed questions throughout the ...

Technology to Foster Classroom Relationships

As a new school year begins, teachers are building relationships with students and fostering positive classroom communities, which inherently means learning student names. As Issaquah’s school community becomes more diverse, learning student names accurately is arguably becoming more important than ever. As all teachers know, names matter, and are central to a student’s identity. This ...

Welcome Back

At Bits & Pieces we are excited to start another year supporting all of your educational technology needs. To help you navigate both The BNP and the bigger waters of educational technology, we’ve put together this handy guide to all things Bits and Pieces. Read on to find out all that it can do. Using ...

Seesaw Makes Some BIG Updates!

Seesaw just got even better at empowering students with its new updates, released on June 18, 2019.   They have added tools and enhanced existing ones to unlock more opportunities for students to think creatively and reflect on their learning. To take advantage of the updates,  make sure to update the iOS app on iPads or ...

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Teams vs. Class Notebook

So, what is the difference between Teams and Class Notebook? More and more we are hearing about Teams, but why should a classroom teacher consider making the switch? Both teams and Class Notebook serve their own purpose and a teacher might consider using both in their class or choosing one depending on how they see ...

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