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Instructional Technology Specialist. Enjoys being creative with technology and eager to chat with you about your ideas for reimagining learning in your classroom. Contact: (425) 837-7186 || moorej@issaquah.wednet.edu || @mooreTOSA

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Create a Form from Excel (To Keep It Linked)

One of the ways in which Microsoft Forms is different than Google Forms, is that if you create a Form from the Forms web app, there is no Excel sheet attached. This creates an extra step if you want to play with the data collected from a form. Another difference is that when you do ...

Tools to Add to Your Tech Toolbox

Resources and Links from This Episode Announcements No announcements this fortnight Bell Ringer PowerPoint Seesaw Adobe Spark   Tech Talk – Tools to Add to Your Toolbox Wakelet Pushbullet Green Screens Novel Effect Classroom Hacks – Tips for Managing Devices From Stephanie The classroom hack that I am sharing is all about managing technology in ...

Post a Conversation to Multiple Teams at Once

Do you have multiple sections of the same class? Yeah, I figured you probably did. Prior to last week, if you wanted to get the word out in Teams about a topic relevant to more than one Team, you had to do the hard labor (and let’s be honest it was really hard work) of ...

ITP 2020-2021 Dates

So, the school year is just starting, and summer seems far off, but we have set the dates for ITP 2020-2021. And we thought you all should know. We will convene in Leavenworth from Sunday, July 26 through July 30. We are still finalizing the Follow-Up dates and will share those shortly. Please put these ...

19-20 Tech Pay Tracker is Live

Exciting news! Our 2019-2020 Tech Pay Tracker is now available and ready to be viewed by you. We highly recommend you checking it before you attend a tech training and double checking to make sure all your compensation has been logged. A couple of things though… It usually takes us a week or two to ...

Private Channels Are Here

  Teams has been (and continues to be) a great tool for supporting easy, and seamless group work. However, let’s be honest, it has been kind of difficult when it comes to small group work in the classroom. Why? Because it used to be the case that anything and everything was accessible to the entirety ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Features In Teams

Last week, Microsoft released a few important updates to Teams that you may already be aware of, but we want to make sure, just in case. Read below to find out about the new features. Grid View While, having instant access to all your Teams in the side panel is a feature to some, it ...

Manage Your Settings In Teams

So it’s sunny and you would probably rather go get some ice cream than noodle around in the settings for Teams, but Microsoft gives teachers some important controls in Teams that can affect discourse and interactions in your class. Read on to find out what you can control and what you can’t (or go get ...