Secondary Ed Tech PD Opportunity

Interested in more Ed Tech PD before the school year begins? On August 21st and 24th, there will be optional training designed to help you go deeper in understanding how to use Canvas to support learning remotely. Each day is split into two three-hour sessions – attend one or all four! Want to Attend? Remember ...

Elementary Ed Tech PD Opportunity

Interested in more Ed Tech PD before the school year begins? On August 21st and 24th, there will be optional training designed to help you go deeper in understanding how to use Clever, Seesaw and Teams to support learning remotely. Each day is split into two three-hour sessions – attend one or all four! August ...

Ed Tech Summer Camp 2020

Ed Tech Summer Camp Get ready to get your learning on this summer. Ed Tech Summer Camp will be offered July 28-31 with two sections available per day. Morning sessions will run from 8:30-11:30 and PM sessions from 12:30-3:30. Elementary Courses: July 28 & 29: Focus on Seesaw and how to use it in your ...

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PD Opportunity: Reimagine Your Course Online

Issaquah School District’s secondary Science, ELA, and GLAD Specialists have collaborated on a summer PD opportunity for teachers who would like to dig into best-practices for putting course materials into an online platform. Are you: wondering how to cultivate a sense of community in a remote setting? pondering ways to make online learning more engaging? ...

Flipgrid, Microsoft, and Global Learning Week!

Save the date – next week is Global Learning Week! This is a collaboration between Microsoft, Minecraft, and Flipgrid. It’s a series of free professional development sessions that will feature success stories and tips from technology-passionate teachers. It’s an excellent way to receive professional development as we close out this school year and look intentionally ...

Your Clever Teacher Page

Clever is the one-stop-shop for our elementary students to access apps and programs used in their classrooms. Customizing your Teacher Page will simplify the experience for our students will help organize their work. Every teacher has two teacher pages already created, one is only visible for just the teacher which is a great place to ...

Teams: End of Year Checklist

The end of the year is fast approaching. As you begin to wind down the year, please take a few minutes to work through this checklist and prepare your teams to be archived. Please note that there is an extra step for class teams that you created (rather than the ones created for you.) Useful ...

Field Notes – Kristie Bennett and the Importance of Creating Informal Spaces for Planning and Learning

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Flipgrid’s Creative Updates

Flipgrid has some creative updates! If you’re familiar with Flipgrid, you know that it is a platform that allows you to create projects with video, text, digital inking, and emojis. Now, there are even more tools to explore! This gives both teachers and students the ability to record simple videos, as well as much more ...

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What to do with those pesky PDFs?

As we have moved to a remote learning environment, you may be straddled with a curriculum full of PDFs. Unfortunately, these are not as easy to navigate in the online world without a hefty knowledge of Adobe. Well, we have some awesome workarounds for getting students to interact with those pesky PDFs. Option 1: Convert ...

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