All posts by Joshua Moore

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

2022-2023 Building Tech Series for Secondary

We've updated and made some changes to the BTS so read below to get the details. Ed Tech is offering regular opportunities for training on a variety of tech tools this year. These sessions will offer overviews of the tools and the features that support powerful learning.   These will take place on Zoom and each ...

Movie Trailers to Help Students Take Ownership

This week, Haley Skavaril has been having students create movie trailers from the book they are reading. Using Adobe Spark, students are showing their learning by planning and creating movie trailers about the book while collaborating with classmates.By allowing students to use a familiar medium, this project allowed students to take ownership of their learning. ...

2022-2023 Building Tech Series for Secondary

Ed Tech is offering regular opportunities for training on a variety of tech tools this year. These sessions will offer overviews of the tools and the features that support powerful learning.   This year these will take place at central locations and be focused on understanding how the tools work and how to use them with ...

How To Handle the Semester Transition

Whether it is starting a new school year, or attempting to straddle the transition from one trimester to a new one, there are important administrative and curricular things to consider and pay attention to when starting up a new term. With our switch to Canvas, and the move to a separate course for each term, ...

Canvas Course Checklist

In an effort to help improve the user experience for teachers, students and parents, a committee of teachers and administrators developed the Canvas Course Checklist. You can use this to guide you as you are beginning to set up your Canvas courses. ISD-Canvas-Course-Checklist-21-22Download

Small Change With Student View in Canvas (Big Improvement)

Happy New Year! Changes always come with the turning of the calendar. And Canvas is no different. There are a number of updates that rolled out over the last few weeks that should help improve the experience. One change we wanted to highlight is an update to student view. Student view is now available and ...

Easily Share and Store Teams Meeting Videos

Like a lot of things this pandemic, the sharing and storing of Teams Meetings videos has changed, changed again and, has now changed, yet again. This time, the change is for the better and brings us back to where things were right before the pandemic, which is to say, that videos are now stored inside ...

Live Transcription Coming to Teams

Microsoft Teams will soon improve upon it's already great accessibility features by adding the option for users to view a live transcript and speaker attribution. So let's start with speaker attribution. When closed captioning is turned on, users will now also see the name and avatar of the person speaking next to the caption. This ...

Give Yourself a Break and Outfit Your Teach-From-Home Set-Up

School is almost here and we are still in a Remote Learning mode. You have probably spent a lot of time thinking about, learning about and working about improving the experience for your students. However, it is also important to think about your space at home (if you are teaching from home) and what it ...

Teams: End of Year Checklist

The end of the year is fast approaching. As you begin to wind down the year, please take a few minutes to work through this checklist and prepare your teams to be archived. Please note that there is an extra step for class teams that you created (rather than the ones created for you.) Useful ...