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Cool Bits: Lego Drones

Drones seem to be everywhere these days. The people at Flybrix thought that pairing drone building with Legos a perfect fit to capture creativity and development of engineering principles in kids and adults alike. For about $150, Flybrix sells a kit of Legos and drone parts that can attach to Lego sets. Users can choose ...

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Welcome Back

At Bits & Pieces we are excited to start another year supporting all of your educational technology needs. To help you navigate both The BNP and the bigger waters of educational technology, we’ve put together this handy guide to all things Bits and Pieces. Read on to find out all that it can do. To ...

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GradeCam Go on Atomic Learning

There is a new video series on Atomic Learning for Issaquah teachers to learn how to print and scan district common assessments and create their own assignments in the revamped GradeCam Go. The videos include an overview which includes a summary of new features, how to navigate GradeCam Go, printing and scanning forms, and how ...

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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals from Code.org

Code.org believes that every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science, and that the reasons are far more varied than simply having a strong resume. Critical thinking, logic, persistence, and creativity help students excel at problem-solving in all subject areas, no matter what their age. Teachers interested in learning more may sign up for ...

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Sign Up for Tech Kick Off

The Educational Technology Department is excited to offer an optional professional development opportunity to all Issaquah staff members!  Join us for the Tech Kickoff on Friday, August 26, 2016, from 8:00 AM-3:30 PM.  Our conference sessions will cover topics and technologies like ActivInspire, Connect, Skyward, Google, iPads, Podcasting, Infographics, BYOD, Blending Learning, Coding, Office Products, ...

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App Price Drops by Apple Sliced

Looking to get some apps and don’t want to spend any money? Allow me share my favorite way to get the best deal possible! App Price Drops is an app and companion website that  that alerts you when a paid app changes price or becomes FREE. The site values price transparency and tracks app prices over time. They ...

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Read Write Think

Read Write Think is a site brought to you by the International Literacy Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, on the website you will find free evidence based and classroom tested lesson plans that coordinate with the mobile apps, student interactives, and printouts.  You may search for materials based on grade level ...

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EdCamp Puget Sound

If you are interested in learning from other educators in the area in the edcamp style, consider attending EdCamp Puget Sound on May 7th at the Annie Wright School in Tacoma’s northend.  Clock hours will be available and it is open to teachers, preservice teachers, administrators, etc.  For more information, click on the links below: ...

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Character Lab

Character Lab funds and supports research from academics and educators to build a growing body of evidence for character.  Teachers interested in short videos, free printable classroom posters, and tips for teaching character skills necessary for school success should check out Character Lab. The non-profit is made up of a small team of researchers, designers, and educators and have three ...

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New Atomic Learning reporting process

Last week viewing of Atomic Learning for compensation purposes was suspended due to a change in the Atomic Learning reports. While their reporting system is still not ideal, we have developed a new process for submitting compensation requests for viewing Atomic Learning tutorials. The instructions can be found on Connect at: http://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/depts/tech/atomic_learning_information/default.aspx Click on the ...

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