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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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Atomic Learning Hold

   Atomic Learning has changed the way tutorials are logged and reported.  Unfortunately their new system does not accurately record time spent viewing the webinars and tutorials within the detailed activity log. Compensation for tutorials/webinars viewed on or after 3/29/16 is suspended until further notice. We hope to have this resolved soon.  We are working ...

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Quizizz: Gamified Classroom Quizzes

Quizizz is a tool that gives students real time feedback on vocabulary, unit review material, reading comprehension checks, exit tickets, concept introduction, and more. It may be used with different devices since it is a web-based program and would be ideal in a BYOD classroom. Students are engaged with a funky avatar, immediate feedback, and ...

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Do More With QR Codes

QR codes can do a lot of different things, including easily distributing contact information, allowing you to direct students to videos and audio recordings, post tweets for you and lead them to cool and exciting places on the web. If you're interested in learning more about QR codes check out this article (or scan the ...

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Have You Been Looking To Learn OneNote?

If learning OneNote has been on your to do list, look no further than Atomic Learning. Atomic Learning has an hour-long course on OneNote that will get you going on using this powerful tool to support your learning. You can log into and search for OneNote in Atomic Learning, or you can follow the links ...

Classroom Notebook Creator Just Got Better

Last week, Microsoft rolled out an add-in called The Class Notebook Add-in which makes managing Classroom Notebooks much easier for teachers. Features include the ability to distribute a page directly into a student's Student Notebook, rapid, sequential review of student work and one-click launch of the Classroom Notebook app. Read up on all the new ...

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Two New Episodes of The New Tools!

We just posted our latest edition of The New Tools, an episode in which we meet our new Tech TOSA, Valerie Buck, discuss ensuring equity with BYOD and how tech can support diversity. Check out the show notes here. As a bonus, we also recorded an episode while we were down at the IntegratED Conference ...

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A Better Browser!

Have you discovered Chrome extensions yet?  Extensions are exactly what they sound like -- they extend the performance of your browser. Why would you want an extension?  The extensions can be a quick and easy way to do something, say, block an ad, shorten a web address, or translate a document with the click of ...

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