All posts by mrsbucksclass

Educator who is passionate about implementing student centered technology into classroom lessons.

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Breaking up with ActivInspire? Meet your new match at Tech Kickoff!

Check out the Interactive Presentations with Nearpod class at Tech Kickoff and learn how to make your presentations truly engaging! Sign up here.

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STEM Credit for Tech Kickoff

We are very pleased to announce that this year's Tech Kickoff will provide up to six STEM clock hours. Teachers certified with K-8, secondary math and science, technology, and/or CTE endorsements must earn 15 STEM clock hours to renew their teaching credentials beginning in 2019. Additional information is available on the OSPI website,  http://www.k12.wa.us/STEM/ClockHours.aspx. Tech Kick ...

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Watching the Friendly Skies- Eclipse Safety Tutorial

Get ready to view the solar eclipse with these helpful safety tips. You should never look directly at the sun, even during an eclipse. Many options for indirect viewing are outlined in this video.

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Time to Update

Make sure you have access to all of the great Office 2016 features such as Office Mix and One Drive. Ask your Tech Specialist to update your computers ASAP! Tech Kickoff will be a BYOD event and many of the courses offered will utilize features available only in Office 2013 or 2016. If you are ...

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Code.org Workshop 2/4

Saturday, February 4th at Issaquah Valley Elementary from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm there is a FREE workshop for K-5 teachers to learn how to implement Code.org's elementary curriculum into their classrooms. Issaquah teachers are eligible for 6 clock hours and 6 hours of tech compensation. Sign up Here or on PD Place.       ...

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You Requested…. Recap Delivered

Recap gives teachers a fun new way to collect video evidence of their students' learning. We mentioned this app in November's blog post Five Ways to Summarize Student Learning,  and would like to share some updates Recap made to improve your experience. First, how does Recap work? Teachers create written or video question(s),  for students ...

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ISD EdTech Challenge

Try our 14 day Ed Tech challenge to get your technology organized, keep yourself informed, and try some tested Ed Tech tools with your students! https://magic.piktochart.com/embed/19129661-isd-edtech-challenge

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Disney’s Moana joins Hour of Code

This year Disney's Moana joins Hour of Code with a drag and drop visual tutorial great for ages 8 and up. The self-paced tutorial does require some reading, and is available in 23 languages. The introductory video sets the stage and challenges participants to help Moana and her team discover the new world of coding, and to help ...

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Five Ways to Summarize Student Learning

We all know it is important to take time and summarize student's learning at the end of a lesson, but if your classroom is like many the time runs short and you scramble to fit it in...or put it off for later. Here are five fantastic tools that help students summarize their learning you will ...