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Skype, Reading, and Africa… Meet Julie Hembree

Julie Hembree is an Ed Tech leader for our district, a Microsoft Innovative Expert & Master Skype Trainer, and Books to Africa Partnership founder. Julie has been sharing her love of Skype with teachers around the district, most recently during Summer Tech Camp and Tech Kickoff. Julie was recently featured on our district website. Cougar ...

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Tech Kickoff Keynote

Look at all these teachers here to learn about supporting powerful learning with technology.

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Breaking up with ActivInspire? Meet your new match at Tech Kickoff!

Check out the Interactive Presentations with Nearpod class at Tech Kickoff and learn how to make your presentations truly engaging! Sign up here.

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STEM Credit for Tech Kickoff

We are very pleased to announce that this year's Tech Kickoff will provide up to six STEM clock hours. Teachers certified with K-8, secondary math and science, technology, and/or CTE endorsements must earn 15 STEM clock hours to renew their teaching credentials beginning in 2019. Additional information is available on the OSPI website,  http://www.k12.wa.us/STEM/ClockHours.aspx. Tech Kick ...

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Watching the Friendly Skies- Eclipse Safety Tutorial

Get ready to view the solar eclipse with these helpful safety tips. You should never look directly at the sun, even during an eclipse. Many options for indirect viewing are outlined in this video.

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Sign-Up for Tech Kick Off Today

On behalf of the Educational Technology Department, we are excited to offer a paid professional development opportunity to all Issaquah staff members! Join us for Tech Kickoff on Friday, September 1st 2017, from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Our conference sessions will cover topics and technologies such as Office 365, OneNote, BreakoutEDU, Google Expeditions, Skype, ...

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Keyboarding Resources for Summer

  As summer approaches, here are some free keyboarding resources you can pass along to students/families. Keyboarding Resources The following keyboarding programs are designed to introduce keyboarding and to build fluency. Students will want to spend time within the programs to learn the typing basics. Purpose: To develop typing skills https://www.typing.com/ Create a login Includes ...

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Sign up for Ed Tech Summer Camp Now

Come to Summer Ed Tech Camp to learn new skills for integrating technology in your classroom!  Choose from a variety of teacher-led 3-hour session that feature ed tech tools, such as Kyte Learning, BreakoutEDU, Seesaw, Skype, Office 365, Actively Learn, GradeCam, and podcasting! Morning sessions are from 8:30-11:30am and afternoon sessions are from 12-3pm.  All ...

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Organizing Text with Labels in Actively Learn

Looking for a quick way to find relevant text in Actively Learn? This 4.13 minute video gives an overview of how to filter, pin and manage labels, saving you time. Adding Labels: Label menu Add label and choose text Create a taxonomy system for labels- grade, content area, unit- to make sharing and finding text ...

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Time to Update

Make sure you have access to all of the great Office 2016 features such as Office Mix and One Drive. Ask your Tech Specialist to update your computers ASAP! Tech Kickoff will be a BYOD event and many of the courses offered will utilize features available only in Office 2013 or 2016. If you are ...

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