Category: Announcements

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Microsoft Inclusive Math Tools

One Note (Class Notebook) offers several inclusive features to support student learning including  Math Tools. This inclusive feature allows students to solve math problems, see how the problem was solved, graph the problem, and interact with the graph. They can also create their own practice quiz, use the Immersive Reader tool to read the problem aloud, ...

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Student Goals using Actively Learn

As teachers, we are intentional with the use of data to help us support our students. We can find data points in various ways, even in Actively Learn regarding our students reading. But what if we made our students responsible for their own data? Students can easily create reading goals using their own data in ...

Sign-Up for STEMposium 2020

You are invited to attend our 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 to ...

Inspiration for Your Innovation

Did you know that Flipgrid has “Innovation Leads” that provide inspiration and support for using Flipgrid in classrooms? These Innovation Leads have compiled Integration Docs that have links to documents that are organized by grade band and content area. Once in the document, there are typically three lessons created for each level and/or topic. If ...

Seesaw Gets Drafty

Seesaw seems to always be looking for ways to help students show their learning.  They are also really good at listening to feedback from teachers, students, and parents when they have ideas for improving an already awesome tool. One of the most often requested feature over the last few years is Drafts.  This featuer would ...

ISD STEMposium 2020

Save the date for this year's STEMposium on 2/13/20 at Issaquah High School. More details and sign-ups coming soon.

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Actively Learn Professional Learning

When using Actively Learn, our first thought is our students learning, but did you know that Actively Learn has Professional Learning opportunities as well? Under “Professional Learning,” you can select several different topics that can help increase your Actively Learn teaching skills such as Activate Thinking, Support Thinking, and Reveal Thinking. Within each of these ...

Making Learning Concrete: Add a Rubric to Flipgrid!

Are students sharing their writing via Flipgrid? Are they orally reporting on something that they have researched? Would you like students to give peer feedback, leaning on language from a rubric? Consider adding a rubric to a Flipgrid topic! There are numerous reasons why you might consider adding a rubric as a resource to Flipgrid. ...

It’s Almost November Which Means It’s Almost Time for the Young Writers Program – National Novel Writing Month

Reposting our annual reminder about the great tool created by the folks at NANOWRIMO to support teachers and student writing. Let us know if you and your students are participating. We’d love to come out and see y’all at work. November is National Novel Writing Month, which is an internet based effort to encourage and ...

Reflect Quickly With Seesaw’s Chrome Extension

Being able to reflect on their learning in Seesaw can be very powerful.  Seesaw has some great creative tools like the drawing and highlighter tools, voice or video to explain something, or importing pictures or other files.  There is so much that can be done in Seesaw for students to reflect on their work. If ...