Category: ISTE Standards

Ed Tech Library: BreakoutEDU

Breakout EDU takes the idea of an escape room into the classroom! Students solve clues to unlock physical locks from a case to “breakout.” Our Ed Tech Library has four games this year to choose from. The Breakout EDU kits available in February and March from our Ed Tech Library feature a growth mindset game called ...

Seesaw Wow Work: Giving Students Choice and Voice

Learning is not a passive process. Teachers cannot assume they will have each students’ attention all the time simply by standing in the front of the room and talking. Having engaging visuals and interactive elements within a lesson can help to keep students interested, but to be an effective teacher, we need to help our ...

Make Your Own Seesaw Activities Look Awesome With Activity Icon Shortcuts

Seesaw Activities Library has taken off like crazy.  There are so many activities to choose from by grade level and content area.  And you can take those activities and edit them as your own or even start from scratch something that goes perfectly with what your students learning. But how do those pre-made activities get ...

The Hour of Code Field Report

Resources and Links from This Episode Announcements Sign up to be part of STEMposium Bell Ringer – Books About Coding and Computational Thinking How to Code a Sandcastle by Joshua Funk If I Were a Wizard by Paul Hamilton Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Saved the First Lunar Landing by Dean Robbins Hello Ruby ...

Welcome to Computer Science Education Week

Three Issaquah staff had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Computer Science Education Week Kickoff event today at the University of Washington. Valerie Buck, Instructional Technolgy Specialist, Amy Krohn, 5th grade Science Tech Teacher/Ed Tech Lead, and Monique Cabellon, Math Specialist/Ed Tech Lead, attended the event where Code.org and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) ...

Hour of Code – Content Connections

  Want to participate in Hour of Code but worried about taking time away from core content? Why not integrate it! Here are some connections to our ISD Curriculum: SeeSaw has many activities in their library that combine coding and core content. Check out these examples that integrate with science, healthy choices, or reading. The ...

Getting Ready For Conferences With Seesaw

Parent/Student/Teacher conferences may be just around the corner.  Are you ready?  Do you want to unleash your superpowers this conference season?  Check out this post from Seesaw to help you save time in preparing for conferences, give students a voice in the process, and engage families throughout the year. Unleash Your Superpowers This Conference Season ...

Hour of Code 2018

Since 2009 Computer Science Education Week has been celebrated during the week of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday on December 9. The week began as a call to action to raise awareness and elevate computer science education at all levels, including K-5, and underscore the critical role of computing in all careers. In 2013 Code.org organized ...

Google Search Tricks for Research

  Google Search has become our go-to source for practically every question we have—from simple questions to the philosophical ones. But Google can also be a great starting point for student research projects. Understanding how to use the search engine’s targeted search features is the key to accessing a wealth of credible, accurate information. Common ...

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. ...