Category: Announcements

Teacher Feature: Using Teams & Class Notebook

It’s the beginning of a new school year and that often means the start of a new classroom management strategy, trying a new technology tool, or putting a twist on a tried and true procedure. This year, Mrs. Caroline Dwyer-Sanik has taken the dive into Teams and Class Notebook for the first time and I had ...

Rethinking Class Newsletters With Seesaw

Do you spend an hour or more creating a class newsletter to inform your families about the goings on in your class?  Do you wonder if your families are even seeing or reading your newsletters?  Would you like to save time, get out important information about your class and know who has and hasn’t received ...

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Using the Independent Reading Library on Actively Learn 

If you have not yet explored the Independent Reading Library, take a moment, either in teacher mode or student mode to find some of the current event articles available. This is a great place to assign students an “Article of the Week” or independent reading assignments. More importantly, they can even track their reading with ...

ISTE U: Introduction to Computational Thinking for Every Educator

What is Computational Thinking? Essentially it is a problem-solving method, what makes it special is that it uses methods that a computer could execute. Many teachers are already teaching these skills, but learning how to integrate this explicitly into your content area can empower students to solve problems that previously seemed IMPOSSIBLE! This year Ed ...

Be in the Know: Consent Forms and Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a tool that is taking off in our district, and rightly so. Students can engage with one another by reflecting on content or lessons, and they can respond and hear classmate responses. The possibilities for sharing learning in creative ways are endless! Click here to read past posts on Flipgrid and how to ...

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 ...

Support Teacher-Parent Communication Through Seesaw

With Seesaw, home-to-school communication is centered on students and their learning. From video reflections to hands-on group projects, students of all ages are empowered to add work to their journal where family members can see it and leave comments of encouragement. With some recent updates, connecting with families on Seesaw is now even easier than ...

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Personalizing your O365 Dashboard

Office 365 allows several ways to personalize your dashboard (launcher), whether through changing the theme or adding apps. First, to personalize your dashboard use the settings icon (gear) in the upper right corner when you are logged in to Office 365. Choosing this will immediately show different theme options. Recently added are more elaborate themes ...

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Creating a Text Set in Actively Learn

While Actively Learn offers a variety of knowledge sets for ELA, Social Studies, and Science, you can also create your own text sets with your uploaded content. Do you have a few articles or some student samples that you’d like to share? Uploading them into your content will allow you to then create a text ...