Category: Announcements

Student Agency: Use Seesaw to Plan for Conferences

While we still have weeks until parent conferences, we know that teachers are already busy preparing to make these as positive and productive as possible. Many of our students are already using Seesaw to submit work and track their own learning, so why not take advantage of this platform when meeting with families? If you’ve ...

Canvas Outcomes, Rubrics, & Quizzes

Outcomes and rubrics can be added to your quizzes in Canvas. We will first review how to add Outcomes to your Canvas quizzes (classic and new quizzes). This is great if you are grading based on standards and wanting each question to reflect a different grading outcome/standard. First, you can turn on the Learning Mastery ...

Shake Up Clever Announcements with a Flipgrid Short

Elementary teachers, are you looking to liven up your Clever Teacher Announcements? Consider using Flipgrid Shorts to create a video message for students with your announcement of the day. Not only will you be building community and keeping students engaged, but you can use the whiteboard feature to include animations or written directions to your ...

Teaching in Small Groups? Use Zoom Breakout Rooms!

Small group instruction is paramount to developing relationships, differentiating instruction, and progress monitoring for students. Luckily, this is still very possible in a remote teaching setting! Enter, Breakout Rooms in Zoom (yes, these are coming in Teams as well, so stay tuned!). Think partner reading, small group conferences, think-pair-share, and more! Breakout Rooms are also ...

Give Yourself a Break and Outfit Your Teach-From-Home Set-Up

School is almost here and we are still in a Remote Learning mode. You have probably spent a lot of time thinking about, learning about and working about improving the experience for your students. However, it is also important to think about your space at home (if you are teaching from home) and what it ...

Ed Tech Summer Training Resources (Elementary)

Did you attend any of the ed tech summer training sessions, and want access to the resources from those courses? Look no further! Use this Padlet Link to find presentation slides, examples, and other resources galore. Suggestion: open the link in a browser window and begin scrolling up/down, and left/right to find what you need. ...

Secondary Ed Tech PD Opportunity

Interested in more Ed Tech PD before the school year begins? On August 21st and 24th, there will be optional training designed to help you go deeper in understanding how to use Canvas to support learning remotely. Each day is split into two three-hour sessions - attend one or all four! Want to Attend? Remember ...

Elementary Ed Tech PD Opportunity

Interested in more Ed Tech PD before the school year begins? On August 21st and 24th, there will be optional training designed to help you go deeper in understanding how to use Clever, Seesaw and Teams to support learning remotely. Each day is split into two three-hour sessions - attend one or all four! August ...

Ed Tech Summer Camp 2020

Ed Tech Summer Camp Get ready to get your learning on this summer. Ed Tech Summer Camp will be offered July 28-31 with two sections available per day. Morning sessions will run from 8:30-11:30 and PM sessions from 12:30-3:30. Elementary Courses: July 28 & 29: Focus on Seesaw and how to use it in your ...

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PD Opportunity: Reimagine Your Course Online

Issaquah School District's secondary Science, ELA, and GLAD Specialists have collaborated on a summer PD opportunity for teachers who would like to dig into best-practices for putting course materials into an online platform. Are you: wondering how to cultivate a sense of community in a remote setting? pondering ways to make online learning more engaging? ...