Category: Tool Bits

Office 365 Immersive Reader Dyslexia Awareness Month

Immersive Reader is a part of the Office Learning Tools meant to support students with dyslexia and dysgraphia. Word (online) and One Note allow students to read in the Immersive Reader view, which offers a full-screen reading experience with additional visual options. In the online version of both Word and One Note select the “View” ...

Classkick: Giving Feedback in Real Time

Classkick is an app that shows teachers what students are doing in real time, allowing them to receive help instantly and for teachers to offer immediate support to students. Within Classkick, there are also options to share assignments with your team – making collaboration a breeze. What is Classkick? In Classkick, you can view your ...

Actively Learn for Visual and Hearing Accommodations

As teachers, we are often looking for technology to help us address the individual needs of our students or that offer easy to use support strategies for students with accommodations. Actively Learn can support students in a variety of ways. Students can choose specific sections of a text to have read aloud or even use ...

Sync OneDrive Files So You Can Work Offline

Using OneDrive but tired of having to log into Office 365 and use the browser  interface? Or maybe you're worried you'll be stuck somewhere without access to the interwebs? Or do you prefer using Window's File Explorer to organize and view your files? Well those are all good reasons to give the OneDrive sync client ...

Open a Class Notebook in OneNote 2016

OneNote Online is awesome and all, and perfectly functional for many of the tasks you or your students do in OneNote/Class Notebook. However, having the full power of the desktop version of OneNote 2016* is also awesome. Whether it's the more skeuomorphic layout or the more powerful table options, the full application offers a different ...

Seesaw Activities Library & Activity Sharing

Seesaw is a great tool for students to digitally document their learning in a variety of ways such as by using photos, videos, voice recordings, file uploads, and even drawings.  Seesaw recently introduced something called "Activities" which enabled teachers to create assignments within Seesaw for their students to complete and post.  This new Activities Feature ...

Outlook Calendar: An Introduction

Outlook Calendar offers a variety of ways to support organization and planning. It can be used for your personal (school) use, or you could use it as a communication tool with your colleagues. The Calendar can be accessed directly from your Outlook whether using the desktop version or online version. Some of the features that ...

Close Read with Actively Learn

Here is a new way to use Actively Learn to develop complex Close Reading skills. First, duplicate an assignment. Then on each version, embed different notes and questions to support each round of reading. On round one, students can look for words they do not understand and define them as you read the text with ...

Use Teams To Support Your Team

Editor's Note: We are still working to turn on Teams for students. The article below refers to using Teams with other staff members (which it is great for!) Getting together and sharing resources as a team or a department is essential to powerful learning. However it can be difficult due to the constraints of time ...

Common Sense Education & Digital Citizenship

One of Issaquah School District’s core tools, Common Sense Education, is being continually developed in efforts to address the growing presence of social media and news media in the lives of students. One of the new priorities of Common Sense Education is to help students understand that they are not just responsible for themselves online, ...