Category: Cool

KidCitizen: Explore Primary Sources with Technology!

Monday is a national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Are you looking for ways to celebrate history with your students in ways that promote inquiry-based learning? KidCitizen offers opportunities for elementary students to explore primary source documents and make connections to their own lives by seeing, thinking, and wondering. In partnership with images ...

Happy Star Wars Day

The Ed Tech Year In Review Through Song 2019 Edition

Our 2019 Playlist for The Ed Tech Year In Review Through Song Manic Monday – The Bangles (and Prince) Chosen by Stephanie  Monday’s always feel like a production! Getting up is harder than any other day of the week, getting motivated to work, and it seems like traffic is never agreeable!   thank u, next – ...

Seesaw Adds The “Send Back” Feature For Teachers.

(Edit:  This feature will actually not be available until January 22, 2020) Seesaw recently rolled out a new feature that finally allows teachers to send a student’s post back to them to re-edit if needed.  This has been a feature request for some time and is finally here!  But… there is a catch. First, this feature ...

Adobe Spark: Unleash Creativity and Capture Student Learning

Adobe Spark is an online and mobile app that allows users to create videos, graphics, and web pages with ease. Issaquah students and staff have FREE Education accounts for Adobe Spark, which were set-up for us by our IT department. To access your teacher or student account, choose the school account option and log in with ...

Computer Science Education Week: Who is Grace Hopper?

Grace Hopper (1906-1992) studied math and physics at Vassar and Yale in a time many women did not attend college. A professor at Vassar college when World War II erupted, she was compelled to join the US Navy to assist with the war efforts. Grace was assigned to the Bureau of Ordnance Computation Project at ...

Hour of Code: Questions and Answers

 What is Hour of Code? Hour of Code began in 2014 as a one hour introduction to Computer Science. It was developed as a way to demystify “code” and broaden participation.  Schools, businesses, and communities across the globe participate in one hour of coding during Computer Science Education week. While one hour is not enough ...

Using Seesaw to Showcase Student Learning During Conferences

Hey, Elementary Teachers.  You may not want to hear this yet, but… CONFERENCES ARE COMING! It will be here before you know it and you may be trying to think of some ways to show parents all the great things your students have learned so far since the beginning of the school year. Last year, ...

December 9th – 15th is Computer Science Education Week!

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But only 45% of all high schools teach computer science. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this! If you’ve heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code. ...

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 ...