Category: Knowledge Constructor

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

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 ...

ISTE Knowledge Constructor Standard

Use this handy infographic to learn more about the ISTE standard indicators for Knowledge Construction. Download your own copy here: ISTE Standard Knowledge Constructor