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App Price Drops by Apple Sliced

Looking to get some apps and don't want to spend any money? Allow me share my favorite way to get the best deal possible! App Price Drops is an app and companion website that  that alerts you when a paid app changes price or becomes FREE. The site values price transparency and tracks app prices over time. They ...

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Read Write Think

Read Write Think is a site brought to you by the International Literacy Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, on the website you will find free evidence based and classroom tested lesson plans that coordinate with the mobile apps, student interactives, and printouts.  You may search for materials based on grade level ...

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EdCamp Puget Sound

If you are interested in learning from other educators in the area in the edcamp style, consider attending EdCamp Puget Sound on May 7th at the Annie Wright School in Tacoma's northend.  Clock hours will be available and it is open to teachers, preservice teachers, administrators, etc.  For more information, click on the links below: ...

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Character Lab

Character Lab funds and supports research from academics and educators to build a growing body of evidence for character.  Teachers interested in short videos, free printable classroom posters, and tips for teaching character skills necessary for school success should check out Character Lab. The non-profit is made up of a small team of researchers, designers, and educators and have three ...

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New Atomic Learning reporting process

Last week viewing of Atomic Learning for compensation purposes was suspended due to a change in the Atomic Learning reports. While their reporting system is still not ideal, we have developed a new process for submitting compensation requests for viewing Atomic Learning tutorials. The instructions can be found on Connect at: http://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/depts/tech/atomic_learning_information/default.aspx Click on the ...

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Gamify Civics w/a little help from Justice O’Connor

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor may have retired from the Supreme Court, but she has not withdrawn from public life. In retirement, she started a non-profit called iCivics, that is dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging learning resources. Over the last four years, their website has been adding civics related games and resources ...

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Interactive U.S. News Map

  The Georgia Tech Research Institute and University of Georgia's eHistory Initiative have made it easier to search for primary source documents  and to observe news trends over time. Type in a keyword or term and click the play button to see sources populate from the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers archives. Each small dot takes you directly ...

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Don’t Text and Drive

The New Zealand Transportation Agency recently shared a funny and powerful ad about helping drivers stop texting while driving. Good for a laugh and a lesson on a Monday.  

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Tech Resources on The BNP

If you're new to Bits & Pieces or you haven't been here in a while, you may not know that you can easily access excellent resources on using tech in your classroom. To access information on using iPads, Office 365, GradeCam, ActiveInspire and the many other technologies Issaquah School District has to offer, click on ...

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GradeCam App: Mobile Grading

      Have you ever wanted to grade an exit ticket before your students even leave your classroom? Or allow students to revise their work before they turn in an assignment? Imagine walking around your classroom with smartphone in hand grading assignments as students are diligently working away. The app works the same way as ...

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