Bits and Bytes Blog

1st Annual STEAMposium Un-Conference

Posted on: April 25, 2017

On April 19th, LBCC hosted us for our 1st Annual STEAMposium Un-Conference with delicious food granted by LBL-ESD.  We were excited to have both facilitators and attendees that joined us from within GAPS as well as districts as far away as Lincoln county.  Teachers are sharing with us that they are already implementing new ideas into their classroom that they learned about at the un-conference.   We are also already gathering suggestions and brainstorming how we can make next year’s STEAMposium bigger and better.  Hope you can join us!

SWARM students shared about their amazing robot.

WRiQ – Check-out this add-on for Google Docs

Posted on: April 18, 2017

WriQ was introduced to us by one of Amanda Zengel’s ELL students at North Albany Middle School.  It is still in its early stages but looks like a fabulous tool to give students quick feedback on writing within Google Docs.    Visit their website to learn more about WriQ.  Teachers and students are able to get the free Add-on within Google Docs.


Adobe Spark Activities to Try

Posted on: April 14, 2017

Have you discovered Adobe Spark?  Want to try it out?  Take a look at the following article for some easy ways to start with some poetry.  Your students will love it.  Feel free to share with us.

8 Adobe Spark Activities

Speak To Go

Posted on: April 14, 2017

Whether you have Virtual Reality sets or not, you can utilize this tool to take students on an adventure.  Make sure to enable your microphone and simply speak to the site and you will be transported across the globe. Check out it out and explore!

Speak To Go

News and Media Literacy Curricullum

Posted on: March 16, 2017

News and Media Literacy

Common Sense Media has come through once again with a very easy entry point to teach students skills they need to be critical thinkers and good digital citizens.  Lessons are sorted by grade level and require very little prep work. Check out the link in the picture below!


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