Now is as Good a Time as Ever to Make the Switch to OneDrive

Maybe it’s because it’s the new year, or maybe it’s because of all the hullabaloo around the district internet and servers over break, regardless, now is a great time to move your files off your computer (and/or district servers) and into the cloud. OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage solution that is included through Office 365. ...

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The Ed Tech Year In Review Through Song 2019 Edition

Our 2019 Playlist for The Ed Tech Year In Review Through Song Manic Monday – The Bangles (and Prince) Chosen by Stephanie  Monday’s always feel like a production! Getting up is harder than any other day of the week, getting motivated to work, and it seems like traffic is never agreeable!   thank u, next – ...

Seesaw Adds The “Send Back” Feature For Teachers.

(Edit:  This feature will actually not be available until January 22, 2020) Seesaw recently rolled out a new feature that finally allows teachers to send a student’s post back to them to re-edit if needed.  This has been a feature request for some time and is finally here!  But… there is a catch. First, this feature ...

Classroom View – Hour of Code

This week was Hour of Code and there were too many great activities to just pick one photo, so below is a gallery of some of our favorites.                    

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Activate, Support, and Reveal student thinking with Actively Learn

Actively Learn strives to support students becoming stronger readers and increasing their higher-level thinking skills. They suggest the ASR framework to help engage student thinking. When creating your assignment, adding the learning objective activates student thinking by supplying them with a focus. Then scaffolding with notes or media can support their thinking around complex ideas.  ...

Teams Adds a Gradebook View

You may have noticed an extra tab the last time you logged into Teams. If you’re like me you immediately clicked it and discovered that the tab gives you a gradebook style view of all the assignments and student grades on those assignments. It’s pretty sweet, and if you are less impulsive than me, you ...

Need STEM Clock Hours? Here are a few options for you!

Ambitious Science Teaching book study through CCS.  This book is filled with bite-sized teaching moves that support student learning not only in science, but in other content areas as well.  Sign up by December 12 for the class beginning January 16. Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student book study through CCS or ISD.  This book shows ...

Collaboration with #GridPals

ISTE’s Global Collaborator Standard calls for students to broaden their perspectives by working with others at the local and global level. This means leveraging digital tools and resources to connect with others across their school, community, and world. Technology is a perfect platform for fostering relationships beyond the classroom walls… think of it as having ...

Classroom View – December 6

We’re trying something new here at Bits & Pieces. We’re out in classrooms all the time and want to highlight all the great work we are seeing. So each week we are choosing one photo from our travels and sharing it through something we are calling Classroom View. If you happen to snap a great ...

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