Category: ISTE Standards

Informational Research: A Curated Approach with Padlet and Book Creator

Are you looking for a simple way to curate research materials for your students and scaffold the process of independent research? Using Padlet to Organize Informational Text Resources Consider using Padlet as a tool to organize resources for your students. By linking to informational databases, videos, articles, and other resources, Padlet offers the right balance ...

Celebrate Hour of Code

It’s Computer Science Education Week! This movement, especially the Hour of Code Event, is a way to introduce students to coding and computer science in a fun and engaging way. What is Hour of Code? Check out this introductory video for more information: Computational thinking integrates well with social-emotional learning and skills such as problem-solving, ...

Teach Digital Citizenship Creatively

Looking for an engaging way to teach your elementary students about digital citizenship? Look no further! Our friends at Common Sense Education have created three digital books on Book Creator’s platform that brings their curriculum to life. These books can be viewed online by clicking here! No account required. Read on for information about how ...

Celebrate School Library Month!

“The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of ALL human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts to the world beyond our front doors…” – Libba Bray A talented librarian serves as a cornerstone of ...

Teacher Feature: Seesaw Practice Boards with Reyna and Maureen

Looking to cut down on the amount of Seesaw activities you are assigning, collecting, and responding to? Consider creating Seesaw practice boards to streamline your class work and create meaningful independent practice activities for students in a predictable structure. In this teacher feature, we highlight two Issaquah School District elementary teachers who are using Seesaw practice boards to promote student independence, improve teacher workflow, ...

Constructing Knowledge: When Seesaw and Databases Come Together for Research

January is Knowledge Constructor month! It is never too late to start encouraging your students to seek and locate information, evaluate the accuracy of sources, use digital resources to curate resources, and to pursue answers to meaningful questions. Knowledge Constructor works across content, and across grade levels – and the skills of Knowledge Constructor are ...

Canvas, Power of Pages

Pages are the ability to share content with your class and we use them as web pages of information, class pages of content, and landing pages before we get to the assignment. But Pages are powerful, they can become places for student collaboration with the toggle of a drop-down menu. As you are becoming more ...

It’s Hour of Code Week! (Secondary)

Computer Science Education Week is happening now, December 7-13, and schools around the world are in! Hour of Code is one of the many ways to celebrate this introduction to coding. Register your school or class to participate and get on the map. Why Participate? Hour of Code has a mission of broadening the field ...

It’s Hour of Code Week! (Elementary)

December 7th – 13th is Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code! Hour of Code is an introduction to Computer Science (no experience needed), and is a global movement celebrated in over 180 countries. Why Participate in Hour of Code? Hour of Code has a mission of broadening the field of computer science to ...

Student Agency: Use Seesaw to Plan for Conferences

While we still have weeks until parent conferences, we know that teachers are already busy preparing to make these as positive and productive as possible. Many of our students are already using Seesaw to submit work and track their own learning, so why not take advantage of this platform when meeting with families? If you’ve ...