Category: ISTE Standards

Seesaw “Best Of” Folders

As we near the end of the school year, and your students have been doing some awesome work in Seesaw.  One way to highlight best work is to have students place that chosen work into a “Best Of” folder.  This is a great way to have your students reflect on all the work they have ...

Brain Pop: Make-a-Movie and Draw About It

A few weeks ago, we shared that BrainPOP is now available on Clever accounts for K-5 teachers and students. If you missed this news, check out the details here! With the new access through Clever, we have additional features for students to show what they know about the vast content available on BrainPOP and BrainPOP ...

Teacher Feature: Teams & Global Collaboration

Holly Stipe’s 8th-grade Advanced Language Arts students at Issaquah Middle School along with Amy Krohn and Anne Miller’s 4th and 5th grade Science Technology class at Briarwood teamed up for a Global Collaboration this spring. The unit crossed miles to discuss the theme in their respective novels using Microsoft Teams as their gateway for collaboration. ITP participants (Stipe and Krohn) ...

100 Ways Students Use Seesaw

          Seesaw is a terrific way for teachers to showcase student academic growth, strengthen the home/school connection, and educate students about digital citizenship in authentic ways.  But there is so much more that you can do with Seesaw and the challenge is to continue to find authentic ways that students can ...

A Question About BrainPOP

Dear Instructional Technology TOSAs, I love BrainPOP, but I feel like my kids are just consuming more and more video content these days. Do you have a suggestion for me to engage them in a way that encourages them to create vs just consume media?   Thanks, A Very Techie Teacher   Dear Techie Teacher, ...

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Did you know you have a KCLS Teacher Account?

KCLS provides accounts for Issaquah School District staff! Enjoy access to all of KCLS’ online information and tools without needing a physical card. The teacher account number is the Issaquah School District’s three digit number 411 followed by the letter t (lowercase) and each staff member’s Skyward login (uppercase). The Pin number is the last ...

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ELL Frontiers Using Tech Book Study

Are you looking for ways to engage your English Language Learners in the classroom? Join us for the ELL Frontiers Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for English Learners book study. The course runs from April 15-June 9 and is open to all teachers K-12. Classroom teachers, ELL teachers, and other educational specialists are all welcome ...

STEM Learning Opportunity: DESMOS

ISSAQUAH SCHOOL DISTRICT TEACHING AND LEARNING  Present’s  FOR BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE USERS In-person sessions on April 16 & May 30, 4:00- 5:00 pm at Issaquah Valley Elementary, Portable 6. AND Online learning via Actively Learn Earn 8 STEM clock hours and technology compensation! Learn how to use the online calculator, find and use teacher-created activities ...

Teacher Feature: Global Collaboration Project & Spark

What do collaboration, personal narratives, and videos all have in common? Adobe Spark! This year, Issaquah Technology Program (ITP) participants were asked to work on the Global Collaboration standard by pairing up in elementary/secondary teams. I had the pleasure of seeing parts of this collaborative effort in Erin Kwok’s 6th grade Digital Photography class (PCMS) ...

I’m a Specialist And I Want to Use Seesaw

So, you’re a music, physical education, or library specialist.  You have heard about Seesaw from general education teachers in your buildings or maybe you have gone to a Seesaw training.  You think you are ready to try using it in your classes but are not sure the best way to go about it.  “How many ...