Category: Announcements

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Poetry Month & Actively Learn

  April showers bring May flowers and a celebration of poetry Create or appreciate, April poetry month is in full bloom Actively Learn casts rays of sunshine on inspirational poets Questions to ponder, notes to guide, abundant styles Lyric Narrative Descriptive Elegy Epic A poem to appreciate singularly or in a set By grade level ...

Are You Teaching Google Expeditions?

This spring means more social studies-aligned expeditions! Did you know that your ed tech TOSA is available to support the teaching of google expeditions in your classroom? Contact your TOSA today!

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Did you know you have a KCLS Teacher Account?

KCLS provides accounts for Issaquah School District staff! Enjoy access to all of KCLS’ online information and tools without needing a physical card. The teacher account number is the Issaquah School District’s three digit number 411 followed by the letter t (lowercase) and each staff member’s Skyward login (uppercase). The Pin number is the last ...

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ELL Frontiers Using Tech Book Study

Are you looking for ways to engage your English Language Learners in the classroom? Join us for the ELL Frontiers Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for English Learners book study. The course runs from April 15-June 9 and is open to all teachers K-12. Classroom teachers, ELL teachers, and other educational specialists are all welcome ...

STEM Learning Opportunity: DESMOS

ISSAQUAH SCHOOL DISTRICT TEACHING AND LEARNING  Present’s  FOR BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE USERS In-person sessions on April 16 & May 30, 4:00- 5:00 pm at Issaquah Valley Elementary, Portable 6. AND Online learning via Actively Learn Earn 8 STEM clock hours and technology compensation! Learn how to use the online calculator, find and use teacher-created activities ...

Teacher Feature: Global Collaboration Project & Spark

What do collaboration, personal narratives, and videos all have in common? Adobe Spark! This year, Issaquah Technology Program (ITP) participants were asked to work on the Global Collaboration standard by pairing up in elementary/secondary teams. I had the pleasure of seeing parts of this collaborative effort in Erin Kwok’s 6th grade Digital Photography class (PCMS) ...

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Teacher Feature: Readers Workshop & Actively Learn

Actively Learn once again is being featured from a PCMS classroom, this time Erin Kwok, who used it for 8th grade Readers Workshop. Groups were able to choose from a variety of novels and then were asked to participate in their discussion using Actively Learn. One group, who chose the novel The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, were able ...

I’m a Specialist And I Want to Use Seesaw

So, you’re a music, physical education, or library specialist.  You have heard about Seesaw from general education teachers in your buildings or maybe you have gone to a Seesaw training.  You think you are ready to try using it in your classes but are not sure the best way to go about it.  “How many ...

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More tips and tricks with Outlook

Ready for some more tips for Outlook? Previously we posted about an introduction to Outlook Calendar, but here are some more advanced options for Outlook Calendar.  Scheduling Assistant will help avoid asking when everyone might be available for an appointment. First, create a new appointment: Then choose Scheduling Assistant and add your colleagues. You will now be ...

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Flipping the Classroom and Actively Learn

Time has become a precious commodity for classroom teachers, so more and more, the classroom is being flipped to provide more hand’s on learning during class and less direct instruction. A flipped classroom in a science class might require students to review a video on the periodic table in EdPuzzle, read an article on Actively Learn, ...