All posts by Stephanie Olson

I am an Instructional Technology Specialist supporting BLMS, PLMS, IMS, PCMS, and SHS. I love collaborating and working with teachers on how best to integrate technology into their curriculum to create a dynamic learning experience for students. I am very excited to be a part of such a dynamic team and innovative district. I look forward to learning more about the Microsoft world and how to integrate Teams and One Note into a classroom setting. I also hope to support my schools with my knowledge of iPad use in the classroom, Project/Problem Based Learning through the Innovative Designer lens, and exciting ways of meeting the ISTE standards. You can contact me at 425-837-7172 or email me at olsons@issaquah.wednet.edu.

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Roundup: Actively Learn

Actively Learn is a district-wide tool available to teachers and students. Elementary teachers and students will access Actively Learn through their Clever accounts while secondary teachers and students will access it through Classlink or directly from activelylearn.com As you might be looking for ready-made reading material or a place to upload content, Actively Learn might ...

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More on Differentiating with Actively Learn

Actively Learn offers several ways for classroom teachers to differentiate for their students in order to increase text comprehension and student engagement.  First, the extra-help tool offers additional support by identifying students who need extra help in the class roster with just a click. When creating questions or comments, the teacher can add the extra-help ...

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Gathering Notes in Actively Learn

Your student has been diligently writing notes in their Actively Learn text and now it is time for them to write their analysis. Students can easily access all their notes with the Notes Summary option located under the Notebook icon. Here students can select “View notes” to see all class notes or they can select ...

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Collect Files in Forms

A great new feature has been added to Microsoft Forms, you can now collect files! Many teachers have had students submit links to files, but this new feature means that students can now submit their completed files as an attachment directly to a folder in your own One Drive. Here is a quick video to ...

Research Using Digital Tools 

The Scenario Your students will need to write a research paper or create a research project that reflects their learning and showcases their research skills. The end product will be a product that includes a variety of cited sources, works cited or bibliography, and their own angle on the topic. Students have a variety of ...

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Activate, Support, and Reveal student thinking with Actively Learn

Actively Learn strives to support students becoming stronger readers and increasing their higher-level thinking skills. They suggest the ASR framework to help engage student thinking. When creating your assignment, adding the learning objective activates student thinking by supplying them with a focus. Then scaffolding with notes or media can support their thinking around complex ideas.  ...

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Microsoft Inclusive Math Tools

One Note (Class Notebook) offers several inclusive features to support student learning including  Math Tools. This inclusive feature allows students to solve math problems, see how the problem was solved, graph the problem, and interact with the graph. They can also create their own practice quiz, use the Immersive Reader tool to read the problem aloud, ...

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Student Goals using Actively Learn

As teachers, we are intentional with the use of data to help us support our students. We can find data points in various ways, even in Actively Learn regarding our students reading. But what if we made our students responsible for their own data? Students can easily create reading goals using their own data in ...

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Actively Learn Professional Learning

When using Actively Learn, our first thought is our students learning, but did you know that Actively Learn has Professional Learning opportunities as well? Under “Professional Learning,” you can select several different topics that can help increase your Actively Learn teaching skills such as Activate Thinking, Support Thinking, and Reveal Thinking. Within each of these ...

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Actively Learn Easy Sign-on

Did you know that you and your students can access Actively Learn directly from Classlink or Clever and signs in automatically? Often, we are afraid to try a new product because getting there and getting in poses a challenge. Having Actively Learn conveniently available through the apps students are already using, makes it that much ...