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PD Opportunity: Reimagine Your Course Online

Issaquah School District’s secondary Science, ELA, and GLAD Specialists have collaborated on a summer PD opportunity for teachers who would like to dig into best-practices for putting course materials into an online platform. Are you: wondering how to cultivate a sense of community in a remote setting? pondering ways to make online learning more engaging? ...

Book Creator

Want to make books for your students to read? Book Creator is an online or iOS program that you may use to create your own stories. Here is one I created on keeping our laptops clean and safe. Each teacher gets 1 library with 40 books for free when you sign in at app.bookcreator.com, Issaquah ...

Flipgrid Shorts and Wakelet

A common frustration from my colleagues in Issaquah and from many global educators on the Facebook and Twitter groups that I belong is how to put all of the instructional stuff together in a neat little package. How can I put all these great Ed Tech tools in one spot for my students, and perhaps, ...

New Features in Teams

  More Video Feeds Microsoft has begun rolling out some new features for Microsoft Teams. As you can see above, one of those new features is that Teams will now support up to 9 video feeds! This is the first step in moving beyond the 2 X 2 grid that Teams was limited to previously. ...

BrainPOP- It’s Come A Long Way Baby

When I was in the classroom,  I used BrainPOP videos mostly as sub plans. The videos were an easy way to give my students a solid review of what we had already learned in class. It was simple, kids liked it, and the 10 question quiz kept them accountable for paying attention in my absence. ...

K-5 Code.org Workshops

Did you students love their experience with Hour of Code? Are you ready to learn more? Join the over 80,000 teachers who have participated in the CS Fundamentals workshops. The majority of attendees say, ‘It’s the best professional development I’ve ever attended.’ In fact, 98% of attendees would recommend it to other teachers. Teachers are ...

Need STEM Clock Hours? Here are a few options for you!

Ambitious Science Teaching book study through CCS.  This book is filled with bite-sized teaching moves that support student learning not only in science, but in other content areas as well.  Sign up by December 12 for the class beginning January 16. Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student book study through CCS or ISD.  This book shows ...

ITP 2020-2021 Dates

So, the school year is just starting, and summer seems far off, but we have set the dates for ITP 2020-2021. And we thought you all should know. We will convene in Leavenworth from Sunday, July 26 through July 30. We are still finalizing the Follow-Up dates and will share those shortly. Please put these ...

19-20 Tech Pay Tracker is Live

Exciting news! Our 2019-2020 Tech Pay Tracker is now available and ready to be viewed by you. We highly recommend you checking it before you attend a tech training and double checking to make sure all your compensation has been logged. A couple of things though… It usually takes us a week or two to ...

Classkick: Learning Tool for Teachers and Students

As the current school year draws to a close, you might be organizing and looking ahead to next year. Gathering user-friendly tech tools to facilitate work with students and colleagues can help build excitement for the coming year! If you plan to be leading a session with colleagues or facilitating a meeting, Classkick is a ...