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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 ...

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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 ...

Queen Debuts Her First Instagram Post

Educators use Twitter as a professional learning community to engage with others around topics important to them. Today Twitter is a buzz with news that Queen Elizabeth II made her first Instagram post from London’s Science Museum. The Queen is a long time supporter of digital communication tools and made her first Tweet in 2014 ...

Common Sense Education: A Curation of Digital Resources

Do you want to integrate more technology into your teaching, but aren’t sure where to find new resources? Common Sense, an incredible resource for teaching digital citizenship, also supports teachers in finding quality digital resources to support curriculum across content areas. In a “top picks” section, Common Sense outlines curated lists of instructional tech tools. ...

Getting Ready For Conferences With Seesaw

Parent/Student/Teacher conferences may be just around the corner.  Are you ready?  Do you want to unleash your superpowers this conference season?  Check out this post from Seesaw to help you save time in preparing for conferences, give students a voice in the process, and engage families throughout the year. Unleash Your Superpowers This Conference Season ...

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 ...

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Piktochart – Visualize Your Learning

Piktochart is a great tool to make sharing information more visual by creating infographics. It’s great for teachers to share information with their students or for students to use on to summarize their understanding. You can make infographics, reports, posters, and presentations using their ready made templates or start from scratch to create your very ...

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Skip YouTube, Insert Your Videos Into Google Slides Directly

How to Insert Videos Into Google Slides video from Free Technology From Teachers You’ve always been able to insert videos into Google Slides, as long as you were willing to use YouTube. While this is certainly a reasonable option for many, it was a limitation particularly acute in education. Teachers and students are rightfully wary ...

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Classkick

Classkick is a free platform for iPads, laptops, and computers where students do their work–and get help right when they need it. What are some of the key benefits of this tool? Teachers create, assign and grade paperless assignments. Teachers can see students working through assignments in real time. Teachers can quickly provide feedback (written, ...