All posts by ISD Tech TOSA

Tech TOSAs work to support teachers and students in understanding how they can use technology to support powerful learning

Build Tech Skills Through Peer Teaching

John Barry Elementary in Meriden, CT recently began using peer teaching to promote tech skills in there school. Watch the video below to learn how they did it and to see the results.

Computer Science Education Week

This week (December 4-8, 2017) is Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) This annual program is dedicated to encouraging K-12 students learn about and become aware of computer science and its role in their lives. Begun by the Computing in the Core coalition, Code.org has grown CSEdWeek over the last few years and is now supported ...

BYOD Tool Kit

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a great way to leverage the powerful tools that are often in your students' pockets or backpacks. Getting started with BYOD can be pretty easy, but it pays to think about the landscape of tools, and to be knowledgeable of what tools are available for students to support the ...

ITP 2018-2019 Dates

It's not even December yet (barely) but it's time to start thinking about your summer plans. We hope those plans will include ITP. The Issaquah Technology Project (ITP) is an annual, year long immersion program designed to support teacher growth in the use of technology in the classroom. Each year we begin the program with ...

The New Tools – Fighting Fake News

This fortnight's edition of The New Tools takes a look at how teachers can support students in separating fact from fiction. We also visit a kindergarten classroom where iPads are being used for the first time. Check out our show page for links to all the resources mentioned in the show Enjoy. Want to listen ...

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 ...

The New Tools Is Back

Our little podcast The New Tools is back with a new season and the first episode is up now. Check it out below and check out the show page for links and resources mentioned in the show. Enjoy. Want to listen to it on your phone or tablet? Click on the buttons below to open ...

Family Engagement Twitter Chat

Looking for a great opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion with educators from across the country? And do it all from the comfort of your home or your favorite coffee shop? Then you need to check out twitter chats. Twitter chats are discussions held through Twitter by users who decide to meet in the Twitterverse ...

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Gamify Your Digital Citizenship

Do your students love to play games? Why not capitalize on their interest and offer some engaging learning about Digital Citizenship. Here are a few options for the classroom. Google's Be Internet Awesome: "Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world." Students take on Interland and explore different worlds: Reality River where they ...