Category: Announcements

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16-17 Tech Pay Tracker is Live

Check out how much tech pay you’ve earned in the 2016-2017 school year by using our handy, dandy Tech Pay Tracker. Click here or on the patch to the right to be taken to a spreadsheet that lists all teachers and each of the tech classes or trainings they have taken. We will continue to ...

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Welcome Back

At Bits & Pieces we are excited to start another year supporting all of your educational technology needs. To help you navigate both The BNP and the bigger waters of educational technology, we’ve put together this handy guide to all things Bits and Pieces. Read on to find out all that it can do. To ...

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Sign Up for Tech Kick Off

The Educational Technology Department is excited to offer an optional professional development opportunity to all Issaquah staff members!  Join us for the Tech Kickoff on Friday, August 26, 2016, from 8:00 AM-3:30 PM.  Our conference sessions will cover topics and technologies like ActivInspire, Connect, Skyward, Google, iPads, Podcasting, Infographics, BYOD, Blending Learning, Coding, Office Products, ...

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EdCamp Puget Sound

If you are interested in learning from other educators in the area in the edcamp style, consider attending EdCamp Puget Sound on May 7th at the Annie Wright School in Tacoma’s northend.  Clock hours will be available and it is open to teachers, preservice teachers, administrators, etc.  For more information, click on the links below: ...

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New Atomic Learning reporting process

Last week viewing of Atomic Learning for compensation purposes was suspended due to a change in the Atomic Learning reports. While their reporting system is still not ideal, we have developed a new process for submitting compensation requests for viewing Atomic Learning tutorials. The instructions can be found on Connect at: http://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/depts/tech/atomic_learning_information/default.aspx Click on the ...

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Tech Resources on The BNP

If you’re new to Bits & Pieces or you haven’t been here in a while, you may not know that you can easily access excellent resources on using tech in your classroom. To access information on using iPads, Office 365, GradeCam, ActiveInspire and the many other technologies Issaquah School District has to offer, click on ...

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Have You Been Looking To Learn OneNote?

If learning OneNote has been on your to do list, look no further than Atomic Learning. Atomic Learning has an hour-long course on OneNote that will get you going on using this powerful tool to support your learning. You can log into and search for OneNote in Atomic Learning, or you can follow the links ...

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Two New Episodes of The New Tools!

We just posted our latest edition of The New Tools, an episode in which we meet our new Tech TOSA, Valerie Buck, discuss ensuring equity with BYOD and how tech can support diversity. Check out the show notes here. As a bonus, we also recorded an episode while we were down at the IntegratED Conference ...

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The New Tools: Learning New Tech & Digital Tools for Formative Assessment

We’re back! A new episode of The New Tools is up and this fortnight we’re exploring how to go about learning to use new tech. We also invited Kris Coleman, a PE teacher at Creekside Elementary, to join our discussion of digital tools that can support and improve formative assessment. For more information and links ...

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How ITP Chooses Participants

  ITP Application Process from Tech Tosa ITP applications are due in less then a week. If you are one of the many people preparing your application, you might be wondering how we fill the 25 spots for each session. The video above explains that process. Check it out. Applications are due by 11:59 PM ...