Category: Announcements

ITP Follow-Up Dates

The ITP 2019-2020 Follow-Up Dates have been set. If you are interested in applying, please reserve these dates now so you’ll be able to come should you get in. ITP Follow-Ups run from 4:00-7:00 for secondary participants and from 4:30-7:30 for elementary participants.  Check out the dates below. ITP 2019-2020 Summer – July 14-18 October ...

Jigsaw with Actively Learn

One of the best parts of Actively Learn is the flexibility in assigning material to your students. You can choose to assign to individual students, small groups, or the whole class. This is a great feature to utilize for your next Jigsaw activity. First, decide which articles you’d like to use or if you need ...

Common Sense Education’s Professional Development Library

Common Sense Education is known for their extensive resources for classroom teachers, but did you know that it also has an entire professional development side? Included in this bank of resources are short educator videos, longer webinars, a professional development blog, and case studies of districts that have found success with Common Sense Education. Offering ...

Welcome to Computer Science Education Week

Three Issaquah staff had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Computer Science Education Week Kickoff event today at the University of Washington. Valerie Buck, Instructional Technolgy Specialist, Amy Krohn, 5th grade Science Tech Teacher/Ed Tech Lead, and Monique Cabellon, Math Specialist/Ed Tech Lead, attended the event where Code.org and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) ...

Hour of Code – Content Connections

  Want to participate in Hour of Code but worried about taking time away from core content? Why not integrate it! Here are some connections to our ISD Curriculum: SeeSaw has many activities in their library that combine coding and core content. Check out these examples that integrate with science, healthy choices, or reading. The ...

Set Printouts/Pictures as Background

Do you like to have your students annotate on documents or pictures inserted into OneNote? Do you get frustrated with those docs or pics getting moved around? OneNote allows you to work around that problem by setting any document printout or picture as a background object. This basically locks into the page and won’t allow ...

Seesaw To Have Class Webinars During Computer Science Week

Computer Science week is just around the corner from December 3-9, 2018 .  If you are looking for a way to help your students learn about topics in computer science from experts in the field, check out Seesaw’s lineup of 15-20 minute webinars.  As they say on their recent post about the event, “See and ...

Hour of Code 2018

Since 2009 Computer Science Education Week has been celebrated during the week of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday on December 9. The week began as a call to action to raise awareness and elevate computer science education at all levels, including K-5, and underscore the critical role of computing in all careers. In 2013 Code.org organized ...

Do You Widget?

Classroom Screen is a simple, accessible, and (hopefully) useful tool to keep in your back pocket. It is a website where you can have all of your widgets on one screen and manipulate them with ease. You don’t need an account, login, or anything other than a browser to use Classroom Screen. One downside is ...

Our Follow Drive winner is…

Joel Petersen, who teaches Spanish at Issaquah High School. We had over 200 teachers sign up for email updates, and over 1200 entries through our hidden bonus forms. Maple Hills had the highest percentage of teachers sign-up (nice work!) Thank you all for checking out The BNP. We hope you continue to read and check ...