STEM Credit for Tech Kickoff

We are very pleased to announce that this year’s Tech Kickoff will provide up to six STEM clock hours. Teachers certified with K-8, secondary math and science, technology, and/or CTE endorsements must earn 15 STEM clock hours to renew their teaching credentials beginning in 2019. Additional information is available on the OSPI website,  http://www.k12.wa.us/STEM/ClockHours.aspx. Tech Kick ...


Watching the Friendly Skies- Eclipse Safety Tutorial

Get ready to view the solar eclipse with these helpful safety tips. You should never look directly at the sun, even during an eclipse. Many options for indirect viewing are outlined in this video.


Sign-Up for Tech Kick Off Today

On behalf of the Educational Technology Department, we are excited to offer a paid professional development opportunity to all Issaquah staff members! Join us for Tech Kickoff on Friday, September 1st 2017, from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Our conference sessions will cover topics and technologies such as Office 365, OneNote, BreakoutEDU, Google Expeditions, Skype, ...


Keyboarding Resources for Summer

  As summer approaches, here are some free keyboarding resources you can pass along to students/families. Keyboarding Resources The following keyboarding programs are designed to introduce keyboarding and to build fluency. Students will want to spend time within the programs to learn the typing basics. Purpose: To develop typing skills https://www.typing.com/ Create a login Includes ...


Sign up for Ed Tech Summer Camp Now

Come to Summer Ed Tech Camp to learn new skills for integrating technology in your classroom!  Choose from a variety of teacher-led 3-hour session that feature ed tech tools, such as Kyte Learning, BreakoutEDU, Seesaw, Skype, Office 365, Actively Learn, GradeCam, and podcasting! Morning sessions are from 8:30-11:30am and afternoon sessions are from 12-3pm.  All ...


Organizing Text with Labels in Actively Learn

Looking for a quick way to find relevant text in Actively Learn? This 4.13 minute video gives an overview of how to filter, pin and manage labels, saving you time. Adding Labels: Label menu Add label and choose text Create a taxonomy system for labels- grade, content area, unit- to make sharing and finding text ...


Time to Update

Make sure you have access to all of the great Office 2016 features such as Office Mix and One Drive. Ask your Tech Specialist to update your computers ASAP! Tech Kickoff will be a BYOD event and many of the courses offered will utilize features available only in Office 2013 or 2016. If you are ...


Atomic Learning Is Going Away In June

ISD’s Atomic Learning Subscription Ending In June We are writing to let you know that the Educational Tech Department has decided to end our district’s subscription to Atomic Learning effective June 25, 2017. Consequently, staff will no longer be able to access Atomic Learning resources effective June 26, 2017. What Does This Mean for You? ...


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 ...


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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