Tools of Mass Reflection

Check out the latest edition of The New Tools podcast. This fortnight we begin our exploration of the ISTE Standard Empowered Learner by looking at the first indicator: Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes. In particular we discuss tools ...

Is Technology a Tool?

Is Technology a Tool? As a former math teacher I am convinced that I could teach math with chalk, a chalkboard, and a few $0.99 calculators. I am also convinced that by the end of the semester my students would show good scores and growth on their various summative assessments. So if I can arrive ...

ITP Applications Now Open

Our ITP 2018-2019 application is now open. Want to know all the juicy details? Read about ITP here. Then apply here. Applications will close on March 30 and applicants will be notified on April 27.

In Real Life (IRL) Video Interview with Kaitlin Parks

Kaitlin Parks is a LRC-II Teacher at Cougar Ridge Elementary School. I recently had the pleasure of learning a little bit about how she integrates technology into her classroom to support her students and her professional responsibilities. When I first arrived at the school there was an unexpected power outage due to the storm outside. Like ...

ITP 2018-2019

The Educational Technology Department is pleased to announce details about the upcoming 2018-19 Issaquah Technology Project. As a program originally conceived to meet the growing technology needs of the 21st Century classroom, ITP has continually evolved to meet those changes. This year will be no different, and marks a dramatic change in the scope and ...

Human Computation, Crowdsourcing, and the brilliance of Luis von Ahn 

Ever used Duolingo? I brushed up on my Spanish with it a few years ago. It was an incredible program that best of all was free. However, it is a for-profit company. How does Duolingo make money? It's business model is an extension of its brilliant co-founder, inventor, and young professor, Luis von Ahn. Von Ahn invented the captcha. You know ...

Build Tech Skills Through Peer Teaching

John Barry Elementary in Meriden, CT recently began using peer teaching to promote tech skills in there school. Watch the video below to learn how they did it and to see the results.

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