Keyboarding 101!

Why Type?  State and International technology standards detail that learning to type helps build foundational technology skills necessary to support technology fluency and readiness in students.  This is a necessary skill, and one that most of our students will use throughout their lives.  Having this foundational typing knowledge allows students to collaborate, communicate, create and more using ...


The New Tools: Learning New Tech & Digital Tools for Formative Assessment

We’re back! A new episode of The New Tools is up and this fortnight we’re exploring how to go about learning to use new tech. We also invited Kris Coleman, a PE teacher at Creekside Elementary, to join our discussion of digital tools that can support and improve formative assessment. For more information and links ...

OneDrive & OneNote w/Office 365

Have you signed up for our upcoming class about Office 365? Come learn about using the powerful tools that Office 365 has to offer. The class will be taught by Becky Keene a Microsoft Expert Educator, and general tech extraordinaire. This class is eligible for tech pay. Sign up here. Details below. January 30  8 AM ...


How ITP Chooses Participants

  ITP Application Process from Tech Tosa ITP applications are due in less then a week. If you are one of the many people preparing your application, you might be wondering how we fill the 25 spots for each session. The video above explains that process. Check it out. Applications are due by 11:59 PM ...


Bee Bots

Bee Bots from Tech Tosa   Looking for a way to get your students interested in computational thinking and coding? Check out Bee Bots*, little programmable robots that encourage students to problem solve and use logical and sequential thinking to navigate challenges. Also, they’re just plain cute. Check out Cougar Ridge librarian Julie Hembree using ...


Winter Tech Series

We are excited to announce the dates and topics for our Winter Tech Series. This winter we will be offering classes on Office 365, Padlet and Twitter. Read below for all the details. OneDrive & OneNote with Office365 January 30  8 AM – 12:15 PM Pacific Cascade Middle School – Room 1008 Learn how to ...


Save The Date – Office 365 PD

We will be offering a four-hour training on the morning of Saturday, January 30th. Stay tuned for details after the break.


The New Tools: Embracing Failure & Utilizing Your Web Presence

We just finished another episode of The New Tools. This week, Josh, Carrie and Tricia discuss embracing failure with tech (including an obvious fail in the episode, see you can hear it) and how to create and use an effective web presence (including creating a firewall against excuses.) We also discuss tech and the holidays. ...


Calling all ITP Alumni!

Do you wish you had a support network that serves as a source of motivation and ideas on how to integrate technology into your classroom? Do you want a way to reconnect with members of your cohort? Have a great idea you think others could use? Due to popular demand, there is now a site for current and ...

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