Set Printouts/Pictures as Background

Do you like to have your students annotate on documents or pictures inserted into OneNote? Do you get frustrated with those docs or pics getting moved around? OneNote allows you to work around that problem by setting any document printout or picture as a background object. This basically locks into the page and won’t allow ...

Seesaw To Have Class Webinars During Computer Science Week

Computer Science week is just around the corner from December 3-9, 2018 .  If you are looking for a way to help your students learn about topics in computer science from experts in the field, check out Seesaw’s lineup of 15-20 minute webinars.  As they say on their recent post about the event, “See and ...

Getting Ready For Conferences With Seesaw

Parent/Student/Teacher conferences may be just around the corner.  Are you ready?  Do you want to unleash your superpowers this conference season?  Check out this post from Seesaw to help you save time in preparing for conferences, give students a voice in the process, and engage families throughout the year. Unleash Your Superpowers This Conference Season ...

Hour of Code 2018

Since 2009 Computer Science Education Week has been celebrated during the week of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday on December 9. The week began as a call to action to raise awareness and elevate computer science education at all levels, including K-5, and underscore the critical role of computing in all careers. In 2013 Code.org organized ...

Google Search Tricks for Research

  Google Search has become our go-to source for practically every question we have—from simple questions to the philosophical ones. But Google can also be a great starting point for student research projects. Understanding how to use the search engine’s targeted search features is the key to accessing a wealth of credible, accurate information. Common ...

Do You Widget?

Classroom Screen is a simple, accessible, and (hopefully) useful tool to keep in your back pocket. It is a website where you can have all of your widgets on one screen and manipulate them with ease. You don’t need an account, login, or anything other than a browser to use Classroom Screen. One downside is ...

Our Follow Drive winner is…

Joel Petersen, who teaches Spanish at Issaquah High School. We had over 200 teachers sign up for email updates, and over 1200 entries through our hidden bonus forms. Maple Hills had the highest percentage of teachers sign-up (nice work!) Thank you all for checking out The BNP. We hope you continue to read and check ...

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Sway it!

Sway is a digital presentation and storytelling tool that can be used as an alternative to PowerPoint. Since it is an app, it is available across platforms and we have free access to it with our Office 365 accounts! Sway is meant to make it easier and quicker to communicate information. Unlike PowerPoint, Sway is designed to be interactive and ...

Using Seesaw to Differentiate in Math

Here is another way to offer differentiated opportunities for your students during math while incorporating technology at the same time! Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio where students can create, reflect, share, and collaborate to “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings and text. Seesaw and Eureka Math Ideas: Fluency – Have students record themselves ...

Differentiating Instruction & Feedback through Classkick

Classkick allows students to receive work, complete, and turn in assignments completely online. Using the free app, students work at their own pace and get help instantly without interrupting the flow or having students wait for the teacher to assist them. Students access the Classkick assignments through a simple code. One elementary teacher who uses ...

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