BYOD Tool Kit

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a great way to leverage the powerful tools that are often in your students' pockets or backpacks. Getting started with BYOD can be pretty easy, but it pays to think about the landscape of tools, and to be knowledgeable of what tools are available for students to support the ...

ITP 2018-2019 Dates

It's not even December yet (barely) but it's time to start thinking about your summer plans. We hope those plans will include ITP. The Issaquah Technology Project (ITP) is an annual, year long immersion program designed to support teacher growth in the use of technology in the classroom. Each year we begin the program with ...

The New Tools – Fighting Fake News

This fortnight's edition of The New Tools takes a look at how teachers can support students in separating fact from fiction. We also visit a kindergarten classroom where iPads are being used for the first time. Check out our show page for links to all the resources mentioned in the show Enjoy. Want to listen ...

ISTE Knowledge Constructor Standard

Use this handy infographic to learn more about the ISTE standard indicators for Knowledge Construction. Download your own copy here: ISTE Standard Knowledge Constructor

ISTE’s List of 10 Fact- and Bias-checking sites.

Continuing with November's Ed Tech theme of focusing on the ISTE student standard of Knowledge Constructor, indicator (3B) says that students should be able to "evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information media, data or other resources." In March, 2017, ISTE posted a list of its top ten sites to help students check facts ...

Actively Learn as an Adaptive Technology

How the Use of Actively Learn Can Help Differentiate Instruction and Assist Students with Learning Disabilities  Teachers are asked to differentiate their instruction to respond to the needs and differences represented by the student population in their classroom. Time constraints and large classroom sizes make the implementation of differentiated instruction very difficult, especially when considering that general education teachers are asked ...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Story Corps began in October 2003 with the opening of a storybooth in Grand Central Terminal in New York City, their mission is to "preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world." Story telling and listening are critical skills for our students and ...

Google It

November's theme for Ed Tech is the Knowledge Constructor ISTE standard: How many times have we suggested that students can find a great resource to help with homework if they Google it, only to find they have been searching MATH hoping for the right content. In a time when most knowledge can be Googled, Sara ...

Young Writers Program – National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, which is an internet based effort to encourage and support writers in completing a 50000 word novel. The project has been an annual event since 1999 with billions of words written. NaNoWriMo has adapted its program to create a powerful web tool and curriculum for students and teachers to join ...

Have You Heard of Flipgrid?

  Flipgrid is a video discussion platform that has a lot of people buzzing. I have seen it in action as I have visited different schools in our district. It is a great tool for increasing student engagement, participation, and interaction. Students respond to a topic question via a 90 second or less video response. ...

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