All posts by Kris Coleman

I'm an Instructional Technology Specialist and Health and P.E. Support Specialist in the Issaquah School District. I love working with teachers to implement technology into their classrooms and am especially excited about integrating technology in the Health and P.E. Curriculum. You can contact me in the following ways: email: colemank@issaquah.wednet.edu / phone: 425.837.7123 / twitter: @kmcclurecoleman

Creating and Using Folders in Seesaw

So, you have been using Seesaw with your students for a bit now.  Things are going great! However, the more posts are made, the longer the class journal scroll gets. You may be finding it difficult to find a post as it gets pushed farther and further down the list as newer posts are added. ...

Getting Families Connected to Seesaw

Nothing gets families engaged more with the classroom like seeing and hearing what their child is doing at school. Seesaw makes it easy to help teachers keep families in the loop and engaged in their child’s classroom through personalized, easy to use, safe, and visual updates through the Seesaw Family App. Connecting families takes a ...

Seesaw Activities Library & Activity Sharing

Seesaw is a great tool for students to digitally document their learning in a variety of ways such as by using photos, videos, voice recordings, file uploads, and even drawings.  Seesaw recently introduced something called “Activities” which enabled teachers to create assignments within Seesaw for their students to complete and post.  This new Activities Feature ...

Four Things Students Need To Create Book Trailer Videos

Looking for an alternative to the traditional book report assignment?  Have you tried getting your students to create book trailer videos before?  Richard Bryne of the blog Free Technology For Teachers describes four things students need to create great looking video book trailers.  From creating a script and finding good images to recording and editing ...

3 Tips To Help Get Students Coding In Your Classroom By Common Sense Education

Common Sense Media’s Education site is a great resource for teachers looking for lesson plans, ed-tech reviews and teacher strategies.  As a part of Computer Science Education Week (December 4-8), they have put a great resource, including a video and tip sheet that explains 3 ways to help get your students coding in your classroom.  ...

ISTE’s List of 10 Fact- and Bias-checking sites.

Continuing with November’s Ed Tech theme of focusing on the ISTE student standard of Knowledge Constructor, indicator (3B) says that students should be able to “evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information media, data or other resources.” In March, 2017, ISTE posted a list of its top ten sites to help students check facts ...

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The PE Geek Gives 3 Great Ways To Capture Student Achievments And Results

Whether you are a health and physical education specialist or a general education teacher you may be searching for ways to quickly track student results.  Technology integration in health and physical education has long been championed  by Australia’s Jarrod Robinson, who is known throughout the online community as “The P.E. Geek”.  In his blog www.thepegeek.com, Jarrod ...

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Cool Bits – Science Wars: An Accapella Parody

Lord Ernest Rutherford, the Nobel prize winning New Zealand physicist, once said there is only two types of science, “Physics” and “Stamp Collecting”.  YouTubers, asapScience have a unique way of explaining which science genera they think is the best. Enjoy!