Category: Announcements

Digital Citizenship Week

October 18th to October 22nd is Digital Citizenship Week and Common Sense Media is ready to share! With the use of technology and student’s experience on digital platforms, digital citizenship is more important than ever. Common Sense Media has provided digital citizenship curriculum for many year for teachers of all levels- Elementary, Middle or High ...

Set Up for Success: Elementary Edition

September in an elementary classroom is a whirlwind to welcome students, adjust to a physical classroom, build community, teach and review procedures and protocols, distribute technology and this year, complete new assessments (physical and digital). Teachers and students have accomplished so much in just a month! Way to go! For the month of October, some ...

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The New Look of Actively Learn & Canvas Integration

Actively Learn got a facelift and has some key differences in how it will interact with Canvas, so Actively Learn users keep on reading! Changes to be aware of You will still create your assignment in Actively Learn, but you will need to add it to Canvas as an external tool assignment yourself. Once you ...

Teach Digital Citizenship Creatively

Looking for an engaging way to teach your elementary students about digital citizenship? Look no further! Our friends at Common Sense Education have created three digital books on Book Creator’s platform that brings their curriculum to life. These books can be viewed online by clicking here! No account required. Read on for information about how ...

Optimizing your Clever Teacher Page

As we kick off the new school year, teachers are busy creating classroom communities, as well as organizing and orienting students to both their physical space and their digital space. Clever is one key aspect of our digital spaces, helping students and families find the resources and information that they need quickly and efficiently.   Below are ...

Canvas Quizzes, What’s the Difference?

If you have enabled New Quizzes in your course, you can either set to ALWAYS use new quizzes or be asked to select between new and classic quizzes each time. I do suggest having the option to choose. You might be wondering what the difference is between the two types of quizzes and let me ...

Seesaw: End of Year

The end of the year is HERE! Teachers and students have worked hard in remote, hybrid, and concurrent settings during this school year. They have added so much valuable learning to their Seesaw portfolios. Below are some tips and tricks as we close the chapter to this year.   Tip 1: Check your Account (Continuing in the District)  ...

Access to Books and Learning During Hybrid and Remote Learning: Highlighting our Teacher-Librarians

As School Library Month draws to a close, it’s an opportune time to highlight the behind-the-scenes work that our teacher-librarians have been doing to ensure that students have access to books and literacy experiences, despite distanced learning. Learn more about School Library Month here. Curbside checkout (or an “outside library”) is a term that our Issaquah teacher-librarians have coined for the process of ...

Celebrate School Library Month!

“The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of ALL human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts to the world beyond our front doors…” – Libba Bray A talented librarian serves as a cornerstone of ...

Teacher Feature: Zoom Breakouts

Great teaching is happening around our district, whether it is online, hybrid, or in-person. As a TOSA, I have not been able to observe this teaching as often as I have in the past. I might get into a classroom to help solve a tech problem, which I am happy to do, but that often ...