Exploring Classkick’s Assignment Library

In addition to providing interesting templates for teachers to use in designing many different assignments/tasks, Classkick has an Assignment Library where other teachers have uploaded sample assignments (if you’re familiar with Seesaw, it functions similarly to the “activity library”). This is an amazing resource if you are looking for templates, assignments that already match your ...

Teacher Feature: Breakout with Kristi Hafferty

Some of you may already know about our Ed Tech Library’s  kit for Breakout Edu. Breakout EDU is a collection of locks, boxes, and materials that can be used to play an immersive learning game. Breakout brings alive the four C’s, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. We have four kits available, they come to your ...

How to Create Channels in Teams

Editors Note: This fortnight’s Toolbit for OneDrive is being replaced by another Toolbit for Teams. We were unable to keep our regular cadence with Teams due to the delay in deploying it and want to get caught up. If you are missing your OneDrive Toolbit fix, check out this resource from Microsoft. The next Toolbit ...

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Ready for some Office updates! 

Immersive Reader, already a great tool in its own right has received some updates making it even better. The translator option is now available in Word,  OneNote, Outlook online, Teams and Flipgrid. In addition to translating into languages by word or whole text, Immersive Reader is now able to speak the language of math. After selecting an equation, launching the math button will give ...

Teacher Feature: Actively Learn with Heidi Fielden 

One of our secondary school Ed Tech programs is the Digital Learning Workshop. This January, we were able to host one at Pacific Cascade Middle School where we had the pleasure of visiting Heidi Fielden’s 7th grade English Language Arts classroom to observe how she incorporates Actively Learn as both a collaborative classroom discussion as well ...

Set Up a Team for Your Classroom

Editors Note: This fortnight’s Toolbit for Class Notebook is being replaced by another Toolbit for Teams. We were unable to keep our regular cadence with Teams due to the delay in deploying it and want to get caught up. If you are missing your OneDrive Toolbit fix, check out this resource from Microsoft. The next ...

Did You Miss the ITP Webinar? You Can Catch It Right Here

Did you miss the ITP Webinars? Have no fear. We have posted a recording of the webinar below, for you to view at your leisure. If that’s you and you are ready to watch, you will need to be logged into your ISD Office 365 account to see the video (if you’re not signed in, ...

Creative Upgrades

 Resources and Links from This Episode Join the Fun We want to hear from you about your Creative Upgrade ideas. If you have one you want to share join our New Tools Team by doing the following steps: 1.) Log into Office 365 2.) Click the Teams button (near the top) 3.) When Teams ...

Teams Is Now Available

Teams is now available for teacher and student use! Teams is a platform that works inside of Office 365 to help you connect and work with staff and students around documents and files. It allows users to create teams, invite people to join and then chat around and share documents easily. Within in each team, ...

Ed Tech Library: BreakoutEDU

Breakout EDU takes the idea of an escape room into the classroom! Students solve clues to unlock physical locks from a case to “breakout.” Our Ed Tech Library has four games this year to choose from. The Breakout EDU kits available in February and March from our Ed Tech Library feature a growth mindset game called ...

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