Category: Announcements

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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 ...

Everything You Need to Know About ITP 2020-2021

ITP is a great opportunity for teachers to learn about and bring new technology into their classrooms. Applications for the 2020-2021 ITP cohort will open on February 14 and close on March 30th. Below you will find all the information you need to know about the program and the application process. Additionally, over the next ...

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Collect Files in Forms

A great new feature has been added to Microsoft Forms, you can now collect files! Many teachers have had students submit links to files, but this new feature means that students can now submit their completed files as an attachment directly to a folder in your own One Drive. Here is a quick video to ...

KidCitizen: Explore Primary Sources with Technology!

Monday is a national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Are you looking for ways to celebrate history with your students in ways that promote inquiry-based learning? KidCitizen offers opportunities for elementary students to explore primary source documents and make connections to their own lives by seeing, thinking, and wondering. In partnership with images ...

Seesaw Adds The “Send Back” Feature For Teachers.

(Edit:  This feature will actually not be available until January 22, 2020) Seesaw recently rolled out a new feature that finally allows teachers to send a student’s post back to them to re-edit if needed.  This has been a feature request for some time and is finally here!  But… there is a catch. First, this feature ...

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Activate, Support, and Reveal student thinking with Actively Learn

Actively Learn strives to support students becoming stronger readers and increasing their higher-level thinking skills. They suggest the ASR framework to help engage student thinking. When creating your assignment, adding the learning objective activates student thinking by supplying them with a focus. Then scaffolding with notes or media can support their thinking around complex ideas.  ...

Need STEM Clock Hours? Here are a few options for you!

Ambitious Science Teaching book study through CCS.  This book is filled with bite-sized teaching moves that support student learning not only in science, but in other content areas as well.  Sign up by December 12 for the class beginning January 16. Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student book study through CCS or ISD.  This book shows ...