Category: ISTE Standards

Creating and Using Folders in Seesaw

So, you have been using Seesaw with your students for a bit now.  Things are going great! However, the more posts are made, the longer the class journal scroll gets. You may be finding it difficult to find a post as it gets pushed farther and further down the list as newer posts are added. ...

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” – ...

Getting Families Connected to Seesaw

Nothing gets families engaged more with the classroom like seeing and hearing what their child is doing at school. Seesaw makes it easy to help teachers keep families in the loop and engaged in their child’s classroom through personalized, easy to use, safe, and visual updates through the Seesaw Family App. Connecting families takes a ...

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 ...

The Parents, Be Not Ashamed of Tech Edition

Resources and Links from This Episode Announcements No announcements this fortnight Bell Ringer Forms in the Classroom 10 Best Ways to Use OneNote in the Classroom Why Parents Shouldn’t Be Ashamed About Tech Alexandra Samuel’s Work Parents: Reject Technology Shame (Atlantic Monthly Article) Show and Tell Is Alexa Dangerous? (Atlantic Monthly Article) Coggle Storybird Want ...

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 ...

Seesaw Activities Library & Activity Sharing

Seesaw is a great tool for students to digitally document their learning in a variety of ways such as by using photos, videos, voice recordings, file uploads, and even drawings.  Seesaw recently introduced something called “Activities” which enabled teachers to create assignments within Seesaw for their students to complete and post.  This new Activities Feature ...

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, ...

Digital Citizenship in Action

Secondary teachers are invited to participate in a book study designed specifically with 6-12 educators in mind. Digital Citizenship in Action: Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities by Kristen Mattson. In her book, Mattson creates a road map for moving from the traditional sense of  “don’t do this” and “marketing yourself for college” to ...