Category: Announcements

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Next week kicks off Poetry Month! This is a perfect invitation to be creative and reflective. Here are just a few of the ways that you can celebrate.   One way to celebrate is to share a focus poem for the day! You can either share one of your own, or visit Favorite Poem Project, ...

Supports For Using Seesaw At School And At Home

Seesaw is an Issaquah School District (ISD) supported tool available to teachers and students. Elementary teachers and students at school can access Seesaw for Schools (Seesaw’s paid school service) through their Clever accounts or by using the class QR code in the Class App  and at web.seesaw.me. Secondary teachers and students can access Seesaw’s free ...

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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 ...

Flipgrid Roundup: Getting Started

Are you interested in using Flipgrid as a way to communicate and engage students? We’ve got you covered. This roundup will outline the basics for getting started and offer a curation of links for more information. (For previous BNP posts on Flipgrid, click here). Flipgrid Basics Create a “grid” for your “classroom” Share your classroom ...

BrainPOP- It’s Come A Long Way Baby

When I was in the classroom,  I used BrainPOP videos mostly as sub plans. The videos were an easy way to give my students a solid review of what we had already learned in class. It was simple, kids liked it, and the 10 question quiz kept them accountable for paying attention in my absence. ...

Quick Start with Teams

If you haven’t tried Teams and are interested in trying now, check out the Quick Start Guide below. Teams lets you share files easily, have rich discussions around those files and comes with a bunch of other features that are great for the digital classroom, including an end-to-end assignments tool (distribute and collect assignments digitally) ...

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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 ...

Flipgrid’s Appsmash Madness

You know by now that Flipgrid is a tool to help students share their voices, experiences, and learning. By “app smashing,” you can help students create engaging, creative, and interesting projects. Each of the highlighted grids shows a brief tutorial for how Flipgrid can be layered on top of other apps to produce engaging digital ...

Hack STEM with Digital Reflections

Did you know that next year will be the 20th anniversary of humans living on the International Space Station? Flipgrid, Microsoft Education and NASA’s STEM on Station team are teaming up to create awesome content for students as part of their Hacking STEM series (by the way, there are other topics available too)! For secondary ...

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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 ...