Outlook Calendar: An Introduction

Outlook Calendar offers a variety of ways to support organization and planning. It can be used for your personal (school) use, or you could use it as a communication tool with your colleagues. The Calendar can be accessed directly from your Outlook whether using the desktop version or online version. Some of the features that ...

Close Read with Actively Learn

Here is a new way to use Actively Learn to develop complex Close Reading skills. First, duplicate an assignment. Then on each version, embed different notes and questions to support each round of reading. On round one, students can look for words they do not understand and define them as you read the text with ...

Use Teams To Support Your Team

Editor's Note: We are still working to turn on Teams for students. The article below refers to using Teams with other staff members (which it is great for!) Getting together and sharing resources as a team or a department is essential to powerful learning. However it can be difficult due to the constraints of time ...

The New Tools Pod Is Back

We're back with a brand new edition of The New Tools. In our first episode of the new year, we take a look back at our first experiences with Ed Tech in the classroom and then share what tech we are most excited about for the new school year. Resources and Links from This Episode ...

Common Sense Education & Digital Citizenship

One of Issaquah School District’s core tools, Common Sense Education, is being continually developed in efforts to address the growing presence of social media and news media in the lives of students. One of the new priorities of Common Sense Education is to help students understand that they are not just responsible for themselves online, ...

Share Documents and Folders With OneDrive

OneDrive makes it easy to share documents with other staff and students for collaboration or just to look at. With OneDrive, you no longer have to store documents and files on the network, and can get to them from any device connected to the internet. And, if you choose to collaborate using OneDrive, you can ...

Introducing Tool Bits

This week, we are starting a new (and hopefully useful) type of post here on The BNP. We are calling them Tool Bits. Tool Bits will be short, bite-size posts that detail how to use a tech tool. These won't tell you all the ways you can use the tool, instead we will focus on ...

Digital Citizenship in Action

Secondary teachers are invited to participate in a book study designed specifically with 6-12 educators in mind. Digital Citizenship in Action: Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities by Kristen Mattson. In her book, Mattson creates a road map for moving from the traditional sense of  "don't do this" and "marketing yourself for college" to ...

Code.org and Clever for K-5 Students

Issaquah students using Clever will have access to their Code.org account without another log-on to remember, and teachers no longer have to add each student to their sections name by name. When you set up your sections, in just a few clicks, your roster of students set up in Clever is automatically added to the ...

Elementary Computer Science Project

Through the integration of computational thinking learning experiences into core content areas, students will gain experience with the problem solving skills that are the underpinning of computer science – providing an opportunity for all students to see themselves in this ever-growing field. Preparations are being made for the second cohort of the Elementary Computer Science Project and ...

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