Category: Ed Tech Tours

23-24 ISD STEM Explorations Canvas Course

Interested in STEM hours for your certificate renewal?  During the 23-24 school year, ISD is offering an asynchronous STEM Canvas course that can be completed at your own pace outside of contract time.  Registration will be through Frontline PD and will be detailed in the course information in Canvas. You can enroll now in the ...

ISD STEM Explorations Canvas Course (6-12 Focus)

Interested in STEM hours for your certificate renewal?  Interested in additional options to use your remaining Ed Tech pay over the summer?   ISD has created an asynchronous STEM Canvas course that can be completed at your own pace outside of contract time.  Register via True North here.   Course is 100% asynchronous and completed through ISD's Canvas ...

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 ...

Have You Heard of Flipgrid?

  Flipgrid is a video discussion platform that has a lot of people buzzing. I have seen it in action as I have visited different schools in our district. It is a great tool for increasing student engagement, participation, and interaction. Students respond to a topic question via a 90 second or less video response. ...


Quizizz: Gamified Classroom Quizzes

Quizizz is a tool that gives students real time feedback on vocabulary, unit review material, reading comprehension checks, exit tickets, concept introduction, and more. It may be used with different devices since it is a web-based program and would be ideal in a BYOD classroom. Students are engaged with a funky avatar, immediate feedback, and ...



This week's Ed Tech Tours takes a look at an app that takes a different approach to making pictures on your iPad. The app is called Assembly, and you can learn all about it by watching the video below.  


Post-It Plus

  Join us as we check out Post-It Plus, an iOS App that lets you organize information or ideas using post-it notes and then slurp them (Tron style) into the app and onto digital board. It's a simple but powerful tool that bridges the gap between the analog and digital world, allowing ultimate manipulation.


Ed Tech Tours – Practical uses of Padlet in the Classroom

Have you tried Padlet yet? If you haven't, Padlet is a free virtual website that works on any device.  Students can post comments, files, pictures, and video on a virtual corkboard.  A padlet takes just a few minutes to set up and can enhance student discussion and collaboration. The two articles linked below offer practical ...


Ed Tech Tour – Newsela

If you love news and you love having your students read the news, you should check out It's a web tool that takes articles from McClatchy-Tribune papers (like the Seattle Times) and rewrites them in multiple reading levels. Users can then easily adjust the reading level. To help you see what it can do, ...