Dig in to DOK!


DOK, or Depth of Knowledge, was created by Dr. Norman Webb (1997) to categorize instructional tasks by their level of cognitive rigor.  This model can be used to analyze the alignment between standards, instructional activities,…

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Minecraft in School Does it Fit?


Minecraft in School Does it Fit? Let me start off by saying I am not a gamer. I have never liked video games, first person shooters bore me and games like Mario Brothers never interested…

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Integrated Projects Lead to Deeper Learning


By Kristine Tesoriero October 13, 2015 started off like any other day at ISB. Students arrived, as they always do, eager and excited to learn. Meanwhile, teachers put their final touches on their lesson plans…

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Microsoft OneNote and Classroom Notebook


By Rob Cormack This place is busy. There is never a dull moment at ISB. Come to school on a weekday evening or a Saturday morning and something will be happening–usually many things! It’s hard…

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Why Tweet?


You may or may not be following the #learnisb hashtag on Twitter, and if you are not that is okay. Twitter is not for everyone; but many of us find it a useful professional learning…

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Do we have a Professional Learning Community at ISB?


Last year, here at ISB, we tried one model of implementing a Professional Learning Community.  This year that formal model is not in place, however, we continue to see “educators working collaboratively and interdependently as…

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Mindset in Math


“I can’t do math.” How many of us have uttered that statement as a student? As a parent? As a teacher? It is not unusual to have grown up believing this very statement. Unfortunately, some…

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Digital Storytelling


One if my fondest memories of school was when the teacher asked me to write a story in class. I loved spending hours poring over page after page of a story I was writing. Story…

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Book Banter


Are you interested in reading a new book and discussing it with your colleagues? Now is your opportunity! The Office of Learning will host the following professional book clubs this year: Drive: The Surprising Truth about…

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Collaboration with Office 365


I’m a little ashamed to admit this but I’m really excited about Office 365. I know it seems nerdy to be excited about a word processor and spreadsheet. Microsoft Word is not exactly a game…

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