Category: Announcements

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Teacher Feature: Readers Workshop & Actively Learn

Actively Learn once again is being featured from a PCMS classroom, this time Erin Kwok, who used it for 8th grade Readers Workshop. Groups were able to choose from a variety of novels and then were asked to participate in their discussion using Actively Learn. One group, who chose the novel The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, were able ...

I’m a Specialist And I Want to Use Seesaw

So, you’re a music, physical education, or library specialist.  You have heard about Seesaw from general education teachers in your buildings or maybe you have gone to a Seesaw training.  You think you are ready to try using it in your classes but are not sure the best way to go about it.  “How many ...

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More tips and tricks with Outlook

Ready for some more tips for Outlook? Previously we posted about an introduction to Outlook Calendar, but here are some more advanced options for Outlook Calendar.  Scheduling Assistant will help avoid asking when everyone might be available for an appointment. First, create a new appointment: Then choose Scheduling Assistant and add your colleagues. You will now be ...

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Flipping the Classroom and Actively Learn

Time has become a precious commodity for classroom teachers, so more and more, the classroom is being flipped to provide more hand’s on learning during class and less direct instruction. A flipped classroom in a science class might require students to review a video on the periodic table in EdPuzzle, read an article on Actively Learn, ...

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Spice up PPT with active hyperlinks, add-ins, and animations!

Ready to take PowerPoint to the next level? Try incorporating more interactive elements such as hyperlinks (Jeopardy anyone?). By editing your PowerPoint in the desktop version, you can add links right within the presentation to other slides. Templates are often available (for free or purchase) but may not have the game or content you are ...

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Engaged Readers with Actively Learn

As we strive to create active readers who can engage with a complex text, it is important that we develop a joy for reading at the same time. Reluctant readers will often disengage from the content, but Actively Learn blogger Dr. Natalie Saaris offers some practical tips in her blog post, “5 Ways to Make Rigorous Content Motivating to Students,” to ...

ITP Application Deadline Extended To March 3

UPDATE: Welcome back. We have decided to extend the ITP application deadline to Sunday, March 3 at 11:59 PM. We hope that you are safe and warm during our recent snow storms. We understand that completing your ITP application may prove difficult during our school district’s hiatus. As a result, we are going to extend ...

Thinking about STEM

Today seems to be all about STEM and we couldn’t be happier! STEMposium is happening this evening at Issaquah High School from 5:30-7:30 pm. Come explore student led booths that showcase STEM learning in our classrooms and after school clubs, participate in one of our activity booths, or see how STEM is used from one ...

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 ...