Category: ISTE Standards

Check Out The King Institute

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. This of course was a dark day and taking time to reflect upon the impact of his life is more important than ever. And the King Institute's Liberation Curriculum is a great place to start if you are looking for ways to help students ...

Computational Thinking Book Study

You will learn what Computational Thinking and Computer Science is, why it is important, and how it fits into your larger curriculum.

Tools of Mass Reflection

Check out the latest edition of The New Tools podcast. This fortnight we begin our exploration of the ISTE Standard Empowered Learner by looking at the first indicator: Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes. In particular we discuss tools ...

Build Tech Skills Through Peer Teaching

John Barry Elementary in Meriden, CT recently began using peer teaching to promote tech skills in there school. Watch the video below to learn how they did it and to see the results.

Four Things Students Need To Create Book Trailer Videos

Looking for an alternative to the traditional book report assignment?  Have you tried getting your students to create book trailer videos before?  Richard Bryne of the blog Free Technology For Teachers describes four things students need to create great looking video book trailers.  From creating a script and finding good images to recording and editing ...

Web Chat With Us on Friday!

Issaquah classrooms are invited to join us this Friday to chat with Computer Science students and professionals via Zoom Meeting. The Educational Technology department is hosting 20 minute sessions where students can ask questions and interact with people learning or working in the field of Computer Science. If you would like to sign-up your class ...

3 Tips To Help Get Students Coding In Your Classroom By Common Sense Education

Common Sense Media's Education site is a great resource for teachers looking for lesson plans, ed-tech reviews and teacher strategies.  As a part of Computer Science Education Week (December 4-8), they have put a great resource, including a video and tip sheet that explains 3 ways to help get your students coding in your classroom.  ...

Computer Science Education Week

This week (December 4-8, 2017) is Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) This annual program is dedicated to encouraging K-12 students learn about and become aware of computer science and its role in their lives. Begun by the Computing in the Core coalition, Code.org has grown CSEdWeek over the last few years and is now supported ...

BYOD Tool Kit

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a great way to leverage the powerful tools that are often in your students' pockets or backpacks. Getting started with BYOD can be pretty easy, but it pays to think about the landscape of tools, and to be knowledgeable of what tools are available for students to support the ...

The New Tools – Fighting Fake News

This fortnight's edition of The New Tools takes a look at how teachers can support students in separating fact from fiction. We also visit a kindergarten classroom where iPads are being used for the first time. Check out our show page for links to all the resources mentioned in the show Enjoy. Want to listen ...