Category: Announcements

Flipgrid: Technology & the Writing Workshop

Last week, new elementary teachers attended a writing professional development day with Matt Glover as part of an ongoing residency within ISD. As with most professional development days, important learning occurred, as well as conversations about how this learning could be extended. How can we build on our experiences in meaningful ways, even between professional ...

Technology as an Access Point for ELL Students

Common Sense Education continues to be a key resource in teaching digital citizenship to students (our focus throughout October), but did you know that the resources it offers are more comprehensive than that? As we move into November at the end of next week, we transition our focus from “Digital Citizenship” to “Creative Communicator” – ...

ISTE standards image

It’s Digital Citizenship Week!

This is a perfect opportunity to reinvigorate and celebrate your school’s commitment to digital citizenship in an increasingly online world. As technology continues to be fully integrated into the lives of our students (both inside and outside of school), equipping them with the tools to be confident, safe, and respectful online is more important than ...

Office 365 tool bit logo

Office 365 Immersive Reader Dyslexia Awareness Month

Immersive Reader is a part of the Office Learning Tools meant to support students with dyslexia and dysgraphia. Word (online) and One Note allow students to read in the Immersive Reader view, which offers a full-screen reading experience with additional visual options. In the online version of both Word and One Note select the “View” ...

Classkick: Giving Feedback in Real Time

Classkick is an app that shows teachers what students are doing in real time, allowing them to receive help instantly and for teachers to offer immediate support to students. Within Classkick, there are also options to share assignments with your team – making collaboration a breeze. What is Classkick? In Classkick, you can view your ...

Actively Learn tool bit logo

Actively Learn for Visual and Hearing Accommodations

As teachers, we are often looking for technology to help us address the individual needs of our students or that offer easy to use support strategies for students with accommodations. Actively Learn can support students in a variety of ways. Students can choose specific sections of a text to have read aloud or even use ...

Digital Citizenship Week – Secondary Edition

Digital Citizenship Week is October 15-19! Nicole Kreuger is a freelance writer and has a great piece on the ISTE blog right now titled It’s Time to Commit to Digital Citizenship. “Unfortunately, many educators still mistakenly conflate digital citizenship with online safety. While teaching kids to craft strong passwords and refrain from posting inappropriate pictures ...

Digital Citizenship Week – Elementary Edition

October 15-19 is Digital Citizenship Week Wondering how to get started? Try one of these activities from Common Sense Media with your students.  Grades K-2 Share the Pause & Think Online video with younger elementary school students to spark a discussion about how their digital world is connected to their real world. Once your students ...

Outlook Calendar: An Introduction

Outlook Calendar offers a variety of ways to support organization and planning. It can be used for your personal (school) use, or you could use it as a communication tool with your colleagues. The Calendar can be accessed directly from your Outlook whether using the desktop version or online version. Some of the features that ...

Common Sense Education & Digital Citizenship

One of Issaquah School District’s core tools, Common Sense Education, is being continually developed in efforts to address the growing presence of social media and news media in the lives of students. One of the new priorities of Common Sense Education is to help students understand that they are not just responsible for themselves online, ...