Link to Hour of Code ISD Connect Group:  http://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/intranet/technology/educational-technology/hour-of-code/  December 10th Code.org Workshop on PD Place: https://issaquah.pdplace.com/index.phppage=course/class_detail.php&zk_class_p=3932&search=1   

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Have you checked out the PD Calendar?

Have you checked out the PD Calendar? We are curating ISD and other tech trainings on Bits & Pieces’ PD Calendar Pages. This is a great place to find trainings and classes to help you with integrating technology to support powerful teaching and learning. Below you’ll find a list of trainings coming up in November. Happy ...

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Happy Halloween and Creepy Coding

Do you have a Code Studio whiz kid in your class? If so, they may enjoy the new spooky Special Levels. Just in time for Halloween! Click here to try it out for yourself! There is a bit of math involved with this puzzle, students should know area of a circle or be ready to ...

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GradeCam Go Help Desk

GradeCam has a new helpdesk feature that will help us troubleshoot various issues teachers encounter while using GradeCam. In order to use this feature, teachers must turn it on within their account.  We are asking that all teachers turn on the helpdesk feature so that we may more quickly resolve issues. Instructions are below.  Please ...

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Follow-Drive Winner

Sarah Ealey, who teaches science at Beaver Lake Middle School, is the winner of this year’s Follow-Drive, and she will receive an iPad for use in her classroom. We’re happy to announce that our Follow-Drive was a success, and we’re grateful to all of you who signed-up to follow Bits & Pieces.   We are excited to ...

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edSurge is Coming to Issaquah

EdSurge is an educational technology company dedicated to connecting educators with innovative tools and practices to help create powerful, 21st century learning. Their website is chalk full of great resources, including articles, podcasts, tech product reviews and the excellent EdSurge Product Index which allows users to filter product reviews according to your specific need (e.g.- ...

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Cool Bits – Science Wars: An Accapella Parody

Lord Ernest Rutherford, the Nobel prize winning New Zealand physicist, once said there is only two types of science, “Physics” and “Stamp Collecting”.  YouTubers, asapScience have a unique way of explaining which science genera they think is the best. Enjoy!

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Elementary Launchpad

Many of our elementary teachers have asked for a simple way to find frequently used resources, so we created the Elementary Launchpad. When you log into Connect you see this starting page: However, what if you could customize the starting page with important resources?     Follow the steps on the Educational Technology Connect Group to change your starting ...

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Tech Tool: Remind

Looking for an effective tool to help communicate with students while protecting their privacy? Give Remind a try. Remind is web tool and app that allows teachers to send text message and email reminders to students and parents, all the while maintaining student privacy. Teachers can use remind to message students about class time ending when they’re working ...

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Cool Bits: A Little Perspective

Perspective is always a good thing. YouTuber, Kevin Wisbith, has been creating videos that take large things (like skyscrapers, Space Shuttles, extinct animals, etc.) and placing them in scaled pictures of other things. The results are fascinating and fun. He recently shared some of the images he created on Imgur. Check out a few of ...

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