Category: ISTE Standards

Flipgrid, Microsoft, and Global Learning Week!

Save the date – next week is Global Learning Week! This is a collaboration between Microsoft, Minecraft, and Flipgrid. It’s a series of free professional development sessions that will feature success stories and tips from technology-passionate teachers. It’s an excellent way to receive professional development as we close out this school year and look intentionally ...

Flipgrid’s Creative Updates

Flipgrid has some creative updates! If you’re familiar with Flipgrid, you know that it is a platform that allows you to create projects with video, text, digital inking, and emojis. Now, there are even more tools to explore! This gives both teachers and students the ability to record simple videos, as well as much more ...

Giving Feedback to Students in Seesaw

In this time of distance learning, giving feedback to students has become a bit different because much of it has to be done remotely.  There is no one-to-one personal conferencing. And families may be having a challenging time at home navigating all the online assignments.  It has become vital to give quick but meaningful feedback ...

Book Creator

Want to make books for your students to read? Book Creator is an online or iOS program that you may use to create your own stories. Here is one I created on keeping our laptops clean and safe. Each teacher gets 1 library with 40 books for free when you sign in at app.bookcreator.com, Issaquah ...

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Next week kicks off Poetry Month! This is a perfect invitation to be creative and reflective. Here are just a few of the ways that you can celebrate.   One way to celebrate is to share a focus poem for the day! You can either share one of your own, or visit Favorite Poem Project, ...

Supports For Using Seesaw at School And at Home

Seesaw is an Issaquah School District (ISD) supported tool available to teachers and students. Elementary teachers and students at school can access Seesaw for Schools (Seesaw’s paid school service) through their Clever accounts or by using the class QR code in the Class App  and at web.seesaw.me. Secondary teachers and students can access Seesaw’s free ...

BrainPOP- It’s Come A Long Way Baby

When I was in the classroom,  I used BrainPOP videos mostly as sub plans. The videos were an easy way to give my students a solid review of what we had already learned in class. It was simple, kids liked it, and the 10 question quiz kept them accountable for paying attention in my absence. ...

Hack STEM with Digital Reflections

Did you know that next year will be the 20th anniversary of humans living on the International Space Station? Flipgrid, Microsoft Education and NASA’s STEM on Station team are teaming up to create awesome content for students as part of their Hacking STEM series (by the way, there are other topics available too)! For secondary ...

Take Seesaw To The Next “Level”

So you have been using Seesaw since the beginning of the year.  You have gotten your parents connected and they are able to see some of the wonderful learning that is going on in your classroom.  But maybe you as the teacher have been doing all the posting.  You have been really good at taking ...

K-5 Code.org Workshops

Did you students love their experience with Hour of Code? Are you ready to learn more? Join the over 80,000 teachers who have participated in the CS Fundamentals workshops. The majority of attendees say, ‘It’s the best professional development I’ve ever attended.’ In fact, 98% of attendees would recommend it to other teachers. Teachers are ...