Happy Star Wars Day



Disney’s Moana joins Hour of Code

This year Disney’s Moana joins Hour of Code with a drag and drop visual tutorial great for ages 8 and up. The self-paced tutorial does require some reading, and is available in 23 languages. The introductory video sets the stage and challenges participants to help Moana and her team discover the new world of coding, and to help ...


ITP Applications Now Live

The Educational Technology Department is pleased to announce that applications for the Issaquah Technology Project (ITP) 2017-2018 are now being accepted. ITP has been reconfigured once again to meet the constant changes in classroom technology.  This year there will be one elementary session and one secondary session, to allow us to provide more technology for ...


Five Ways to Summarize Student Learning

We all know it is important to take time and summarize student’s learning at the end of a lesson, but if your classroom is like many the time runs short and you scramble to fit it in…or put it off for later. Here are five fantastic tools that help students summarize their learning you will ...

  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   


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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