Category: Announcements

Your Clever Teacher Page

Clever is the one-stop-shop for our elementary students to access apps and programs used in their classrooms. Customizing your Teacher Page will simplify the experience for our students will help organize their work. Every teacher has two teacher pages already created, one is only visible for just the teacher which is a great place to ...

Flipgrid’s Creative Updates

Flipgrid has some creative updates! If you’re familiar with Flipgrid, you know that it is a platform that allows you to create projects with video, text, digital inking, and emojis. Now, there are even more tools to explore! This gives both teachers and students the ability to record simple videos, as well as much more ...

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What to do with those pesky PDFs?

As we have moved to a remote learning environment, you may be straddled with a curriculum full of PDFs. Unfortunately, these are not as easy to navigate in the online world without a hefty knowledge of Adobe. Well, we have some awesome workarounds for getting students to interact with those pesky PDFs. Option 1: Convert ...

Giving Feedback to Students in Seesaw

In this time of distance learning, giving feedback to students has become a bit different because much of it has to be done remotely.  There is no one-to-one personal conferencing. And families may be having a challenging time at home navigating all the online assignments.  It has become vital to give quick but meaningful feedback ...

Flipgrid Shorts and Wakelet

A common frustration from my colleagues in Issaquah and from many global educators on the Facebook and Twitter groups that I belong is how to put all of the instructional stuff together in a neat little package. How can I put all these great Ed Tech tools in one spot for my students, and perhaps, ...

Flipgrid “Shorts” – Share Beyond the Grid!

What is a Short? A Short is a video (up to ten minutes) available to all educators with a Flipgrid account that you can share beyond the Grid! You can find Shorts located in the top right corner of your educator account. Unlike traditional Flipgrid videos, Shorts are not housed in a particular “Grid” but ...

Gallery Walks with Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark offers several creative options for you and your students. Using Classlink or Clever, students and teachers can launch the Adobe Spark app, sign in using their Microsoft account, and choose a project. One option is creating a video. Whether starting from a template or scratch, the video becomes a canvas for making your ...

Use Stream to Record Your Screen

We think Microsoft Stream is pretty great but today it got even better by adding the ability to record your screen and create screen casts. Previously you had to use a different tool (like Teams) to record your screen and this created some workflow issues (like how to make sure your students didn’t pop in ...

Meeting Options, I forgot to change it!

Has your meeting started with all your lovely kiddos and you realize you forgot to change the presentation options? Are students randomly muting one another or worse you? The quick fix to changing meeting options while in the meeting is here! First you will need to open the participants window from your Teams taskbar: Then ...

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New to Flipgrid? Try a Short!

When trying new tech tools, start small! Flipgrid’s new feature for educators, shorts, are a great way to dip your toes in. Shorts are quick videos – recorded on Flipgrid – that can be shared with anyone! That means that they don’t need to be connected to a specific grid or topic (#Beyondthegrid), allowing you ...