Category: Announcements

ITP – What Will You Get?

We are less than one week away from the deadline for applying to 2019-2020 ITP (Monday, February 11.) While we are still finalizing the final equipment allocation, we want to be clear about the different equipment that participants will receive. ITP has always been focused on helping students grow in using technology to support powerful ...

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Flipgrid and your Office 365 Classroom

Perhaps you have taken the dive into your Office 365 with Class Notebook, One Note, and maybe have even started to explore Teams. You are sharing docs, your students are collaborating and writing in their Notebook, but are you ready to have them share their ideas vocally. Or maybe you are looking to add a new ...

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Actively Learn: Where did their class go?

You have the perfect lesson prepared, most students are happily engaged and working, and then pops up a hand! “I can’t see the class.”  And you can’t find it either! It’s not you, their class likely did “disappear.” Perhaps they have disappeared from your roster of students or even more confusing, they are still showing on ...

Using Seesaw’s QR Code Feature To Create Interactive Displays

Did you know that every post created in Seesaw can have a QR code generated that can be printed and displayed as part of an interactive classroom bulletin board or hallway display?  Basically, Seesaw posts can be printed with a QR code that then can be scanned to hear or see a recorded message about ...

How to Create Channels in Teams

Editors Note: This fortnight’s Toolbit for OneDrive is being replaced by another Toolbit for Teams. We were unable to keep our regular cadence with Teams due to the delay in deploying it and want to get caught up. If you are missing your OneDrive Toolbit fix, check out this resource from Microsoft. The next Toolbit ...

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Ready for some Office updates! 

Immersive Reader, already a great tool in its own right has received some updates making it even better. The translator option is now available in Word,  OneNote, Outlook online, Teams and Flipgrid. In addition to translating into languages by word or whole text, Immersive Reader is now able to speak the language of math. After selecting an equation, launching the math button will give ...

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Teacher Feature: Actively Learn with Heidi Fielden 

One of our secondary school Ed Tech programs is the Digital Learning Workshop. This January, we were able to host one at Pacific Cascade Middle School where we had the pleasure of visiting Heidi Fielden’s 7th grade English Language Arts classroom to observe how she incorporates Actively Learn as both a collaborative classroom discussion as well ...

Did You Miss the ITP Webinar? You Can Catch It Right Here

Did you miss the ITP Webinars? Have no fear. We have posted a recording of the webinar below, for you to view at your leisure. If that’s you and you are ready to watch, you will need to be logged into your ISD Office 365 account to see the video (if you’re not signed in, ...

Teams Is Now Available

Teams is now available for teacher and student use! Teams is a platform that works inside of Office 365 to help you connect and work with staff and students around documents and files. It allows users to create teams, invite people to join and then chat around and share documents easily. Within in each team, ...

ITP Webinar Tomorrow

We will be having our first two ITP webinars tomorrow at 7:30 AM and then again at 4:00 PM. For directions on joining the webinar, check your email. For info on applying to ITP, check out our application page.