Category: Announcements

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Book Club & Literature Circles with Actively Learn

A common ELA classroom practice is literature circles, but management can be tricky and it is hard to determine if all students are working to their best ability or participating equally. Actively Learn takes the guesswork out of the equation since students will need to respond to the Q&A and actively work with their group ...

Learn About ITP

We are hosting three webinars about ITP and the application process on Wednesday, January 9 at 7:30 AM & 4:00 PM, and on January 16 at 8:00 AM. Ed Tech will be hosting the webinars so that teachers can learn about ITP, ask questions about the application process and examine what makes a good application. ...

Teacher Feature: Classkick with Michelle Moon’s Class

For our first “teacher feature” of this school year, I had the pleasure of visiting Mrs. Moon’s fourth grade class at Discovery Elementary to see how her students are using Classkick to demonstrate their mathematical thinking! In math workshop, students are in three differentiated stations: one group works on Classkick/Zearn using iPads independently, a second ...

Make Your Own Seesaw Activities Look Awesome With Activity Icon Shortcuts

Seesaw Activities Library has taken off like crazy.  There are so many activities to choose from by grade level and content area.  And you can take those activities and edit them as your own or even start from scratch something that goes perfectly with what your students learning. But how do those pre-made activities get ...

Save the Date: STEMposium is February 7th

You are invited to attend the second annual Issaquah School District’s STEMposium! Join us for a showcase of STEM learning hosted by teachers and students from the Issaquah School District. Teachers with their students are invited to share how they teach and learn STEM skills with classroom projects, after-school clubs, and student competitions. In addition ...

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Office 365, Making Collaboration a Reality

Despite the fact that student emails are not available for communication, students can still collaborate and share documents with just a few workaround steps.  Sharing a collaborative document is as easy as grabbing the Share link for the document, posting it on your website or in a Class Notebook and allowing students to work together on ...

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 ...

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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) ...