Category: Tool Bits

My Week with Meetings in Teams

Over the past couple of weeks, all of us have found ourselves learning new ways to do the things we used to do. That is certainly the case for how we meet and work together now. Since schools closed, all of us have been scrambling to find ways to continue our collaborative efforts with colleagues ...

Your Guide to Bits & Pieces

As all of us are working hard to figure out how to best support learning in the new normal during The Great Disruption, we are reposting our Welcome Guide to Bits & Pieces. We have a ton of resources that can help support your educational technology needs. To help you navigate both The BNP and ...

Supports For Using Seesaw At School And At Home

Seesaw is an Issaquah School District (ISD) supported tool available to teachers and students. Elementary teachers and students at school can access Seesaw for Schools (Seesaw’s paid school service) through their Clever accounts or by using the class QR code in the Class App  and at web.seesaw.me. Secondary teachers and students can access Seesaw’s free ...

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Roundup: Actively Learn

Actively Learn is a district-wide tool available to teachers and students. Elementary teachers and students will access Actively Learn through their Clever accounts while secondary teachers and students will access it through Classlink or directly from activelylearn.com As you might be looking for ready-made reading material or a place to upload content, Actively Learn might ...

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More on Differentiating with Actively Learn

Actively Learn offers several ways for classroom teachers to differentiate for their students in order to increase text comprehension and student engagement.  First, the extra-help tool offers additional support by identifying students who need extra help in the class roster with just a click. When creating questions or comments, the teacher can add the extra-help ...

Flipgrid’s Appsmash Madness

You know by now that Flipgrid is a tool to help students share their voices, experiences, and learning. By “app smashing,” you can help students create engaging, creative, and interesting projects. Each of the highlighted grids shows a brief tutorial for how Flipgrid can be layered on top of other apps to produce engaging digital ...

Hack STEM with Digital Reflections

Did you know that next year will be the 20th anniversary of humans living on the International Space Station? Flipgrid, Microsoft Education and NASA’s STEM on Station team are teaming up to create awesome content for students as part of their Hacking STEM series (by the way, there are other topics available too)! For secondary ...

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Gathering Notes in Actively Learn

Your student has been diligently writing notes in their Actively Learn text and now it is time for them to write their analysis. Students can easily access all their notes with the Notes Summary option located under the Notebook icon. Here students can select “View notes” to see all class notes or they can select ...

Take Seesaw To The Next “Level”

So you have been using Seesaw since the beginning of the year.  You have gotten your parents connected and they are able to see some of the wonderful learning that is going on in your classroom.  But maybe you as the teacher have been doing all the posting.  You have been really good at taking ...

Add Your Sweet Website to Teams

An Open Letter to Teachers With a Boss Website If we’re being honest, I think your website is pretty amazing. You’ve done an excellent job over the last 17 years organizing, revamping and making sure it hums and sings a glorious song about your class and all the great learning that goes on there. However, ...