All posts by Aly Rumberger

Instructional Technology Specialist who is passionate about digital citizenship, multimodal and critical literacies, and school libraries. Excited to partner with you to support students in becoming innovative and equity-minded young citizens. Contact: rumbergera@issaquah.wednet.edu and (425) 837-7138.

New K-2 Lessons from Common Sense Education! 

Common Sense Education just launched new K-2 lessons on digital citizenship! Each of these lessons introduces one of the digital citizenship characters (head, heart, arms, guts, legs, and feet) with a short, engaging video-based lesson and reflection activity. The 15-minute lessons are a perfect way to integrate these important concepts into your classroom in a ...

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with Seesaw

It’s time to celebrate Computer Science Education, and it’s even better when we have core tools to do so! Seesaw is offering several live webinars for classrooms to tune into this week (see below) as well as extensive collections of computer science related activities. Explore Computer Science Collections and Resources Seesaw has ready-made lessons and ...

Hour of Code 2022!

Computer Science Education Week is approaching! This global movement, especially the Hour of Code Event, is a way to introduce students to coding and computer science in a fun and engaging way, from pre-K-12th grade. Did you know that during the Hour of Code, female students make up 50% of all participants, and that students ...

Digital Citizenship Week: Coming Soon!

October 17-21 is Digital Citizenship Week! As Common Sense Education reminds us, digital life is real life because our world is connected. This year, the focus of Digital Citizenship Week is on promoting digital well-being. Just as we support social and emotional learning in face-to-face situations, it is equally important that students are equipped with ...

Clever Cleanup for the 2022-2023 School Year (Plus a New Feature!)

As we begin a new school year, everyone is busy setting up classrooms and preparing for students – and this includes the digital space of our classroom! In Issaquah, we use Clever at the elementary level to function as a teacher web presence, a place to curate resources, and a single sign-on. This post will ...

Informational Research: A Curated Approach with Padlet and Book Creator

Are you looking for a simple way to curate research materials for your students and scaffold the process of independent research? Using Padlet to Organize Informational Text Resources Consider using Padlet as a tool to organize resources for your students. By linking to informational databases, videos, articles, and other resources, Padlet offers the right balance ...

Celebrate Hour of Code

It’s Computer Science Education Week! This movement, especially the Hour of Code Event, is a way to introduce students to coding and computer science in a fun and engaging way. What is Hour of Code? Check out this introductory video for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DxWIxec6yo&t=97s Computational thinking integrates well with social-emotional learning and skills such as ...

The Ed Tech Library is Back!

After a brief hiatus, the Ed Tech Library is ready to lend out innovative tools to our teachers! The district’s Instructional Technology Specialists are available to support teachers in the classroom, from planning to implementation. Breakout EDU kits, Ozobots, Makey Makey, and BlueBots are available for teachers to check-out one week at a time and include ...

Teach Digital Citizenship Creatively

Looking for an engaging way to teach your elementary students about digital citizenship? Look no further! Our friends at Common Sense Education have created three digital books on Book Creator’s platform that brings their curriculum to life. These books can be viewed online by clicking here! No account required. Read on for information about how ...

Optimizing your Clever Teacher Page

As we kick off the new school year, teachers are busy creating classroom communities, as well as organizing and orienting students to both their physical space and their digital space. Clever is one key aspect of our digital spaces, helping students and families find the resources and information that they need quickly and efficiently.   Below are ...