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

Classroom View

We’re trying something new here at Bits & Pieces. We’re out in classrooms all the time and want to highlight all the great work we are seeing. So each week we are choosing one photo from our travels and sharing it through something we are calling Classroom View. If you happen to snap a great ...

It’s Almost November Which Means It’s Almost Time for the Young Writers Program – National Novel Writing Month

Reposting our annual reminder about the great tool created by the folks at NANOWRIMO to support teachers and student writing. Let us know if you and your students are participating. We’d love to come out and see y’all at work. November is National Novel Writing Month, which is an internet based effort to encourage and ...

Teacher Feature: Caroline Dwyer On Integrating New Tools

This edition of the pod features our interview with Caroline Dwyer about her efforts to use Teams and Class Notebook with students. Check it out above and check out the resources we discussed on the episode below. Resources and Links from This Episode Announcements No announcements this fortnight Bell Ringer Brush Ninja Archive.org Library of ...

Use One Sharepoint Library in Multiple Teams

So do you have a library of documents and files that you use regularly in your classes? Yes? Yeah, that’s what I thought. You’re a teacher…of course you have a library of documents and files that you use regularly in your classes. And of course you would like to easily bring that library into Teams. ...

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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 ...