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 ...


Gamify Civics w/a little help from Justice O’Connor

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor may have retired from the Supreme Court, but she has not withdrawn from public life. In retirement, she started a non-profit called iCivics, that is dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging learning resources. Over the last four years, their website has been adding civics related games and resources ...


Interactive U.S. News Map

  The Georgia Tech Research Institute and University of Georgia's eHistory Initiative have made it easier to search for primary source documents  and to observe news trends over time. Type in a keyword or term and click the play button to see sources populate from the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers archives. Each small dot takes you directly ...


Don’t Text and Drive

The New Zealand Transportation Agency recently shared a funny and powerful ad about helping drivers stop texting while driving. Good for a laugh and a lesson on a Monday.  


Tech Resources on The BNP

If you're new to Bits & Pieces or you haven't been here in a while, you may not know that you can easily access excellent resources on using tech in your classroom. To access information on using iPads, Office 365, GradeCam, ActiveInspire and the many other technologies Issaquah School District has to offer, click on ...


GradeCam App: Mobile Grading

      Have you ever wanted to grade an exit ticket before your students even leave your classroom? Or allow students to revise their work before they turn in an assignment? Imagine walking around your classroom with smartphone in hand grading assignments as students are diligently working away. The app works the same way as ...


Atomic Learning Hold

   Atomic Learning has changed the way tutorials are logged and reported.  Unfortunately their new system does not accurately record time spent viewing the webinars and tutorials within the detailed activity log. Compensation for tutorials/webinars viewed on or after 3/29/16 is suspended until further notice. We hope to have this resolved soon.  We are working ...


Quizizz: Gamified Classroom Quizzes

Quizizz is a tool that gives students real time feedback on vocabulary, unit review material, reading comprehension checks, exit tickets, concept introduction, and more. It may be used with different devices since it is a web-based program and would be ideal in a BYOD classroom. Students are engaged with a funky avatar, immediate feedback, and ...


Do More With QR Codes

QR codes can do a lot of different things, including easily distributing contact information, allowing you to direct students to videos and audio recordings, post tweets for you and lead them to cool and exciting places on the web. If you're interested in learning more about QR codes check out this article (or scan the ...


Have You Been Looking To Learn OneNote?

If learning OneNote has been on your to do list, look no further than Atomic Learning. Atomic Learning has an hour-long course on OneNote that will get you going on using this powerful tool to support your learning. You can log into and search for OneNote in Atomic Learning, or you can follow the links ...

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