All posts by Joshua Moore

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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Bee Bots

Bee Bots from Tech Tosa   Looking for a way to get your students interested in computational thinking and coding? Check out Bee Bots*, little programmable robots that encourage students to problem solve and use logical and sequential thinking to navigate challenges. Also, they’re just plain cute. Check out Cougar Ridge librarian Julie Hembree using ...

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Winter Tech Series

We are excited to announce the dates and topics for our Winter Tech Series. This winter we will be offering classes on Office 365, Padlet and Twitter. Read below for all the details. OneDrive & OneNote with Office365 January 30  8 AM – 12:15 PM Pacific Cascade Middle School – Room 1008 Learn how to ...

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Save The Date – Office 365 PD

We will be offering a four-hour training on the morning of Saturday, January 30th. Stay tuned for details after the break.

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The New Tools: Embracing Failure & Utilizing Your Web Presence

We just finished another episode of The New Tools. This week, Josh, Carrie and Tricia discuss embracing failure with tech (including an obvious fail in the episode, see you can hear it) and how to create and use an effective web presence (including creating a firewall against excuses.) We also discuss tech and the holidays. ...

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Cougar Ridge Students Learn to Code Micro Bits

Hour of Code 2015 from Tech Tosa This week, many teachers (and their students) across the district participated in Hour of Code, an annual celebration of computer programming and the engineering/design process. One of those teachers is Julie Hembree, librarian at Cougar Ridge. Through her work participation in the Microsoft Innovative Educators program, she struck ...

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Tech Hours Tracker

Have you ever shown up to a tech training and been unsure whether to sign the pink or the blue comp form? With all the ways to access dollars for tech training, it’s a complicated question to be sure. To help make sure you get paid and hopefully avoid extra paper work, you can always ...

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The New Tools: New Tech and iPads

We just finished another episode of The New Tools. This week Josh, Tricia and Carrie discuss how they go about finding and learning about new technology. Then during Application Time, they take turns discussing how iPads can be used by teachers and students to improve and support learning. For more information and links to apps ...

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ITP dates set

All the dates for ITP have been set. Participation in ITP is a year long commitment, so we want participants to know ahead of time what the dates are and hope this will help you plan. During the summer, participants will stay at the Sleeping Lady in Leavenworth, from Sunday afternoon through Thursday morning. There ...

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Hour of Code adds Minecraft module

This week, Code.org announced that they have partnered with the folks behind Minecraft to create a Minecraft module for Hour of Code. Your guide is Jens, the lead programmer behind Minecraft. You get to choose between coding Alex or Steve (your students will know why that’s cool.) This module teaches code similarly to the Star ...