First we talked a little bit about what it is and the purpose behind it. I then modelled the process and showed students how it works. We talked about some good guidelines when using it to help them be successful. We then got into mixed groups and started setting our scene! The students spent ages on this part - because it is the most fun! Then when they were ready they started capturing it with stop motion. This lesson was easy to incorporate into any curriculum area and engaging, fun and motivating!
For more information on stop motion, check out my recent workshop session that I ran with teachers! Click on the photo for the presentation link.
Today I am sharing the newly created Seesaw 'I can' statement poster progressions. These are great for students to help them work through different aspects of using Seesaw. Each of these is broken into three levels - beginner, proficient and advanced; to link into my already created student and teacher Seesaw progressions.
Arabella's Adventures is my Google Innovator project from the #SYD19 Google Innovator academy. We needed to look at a problem we were facing, and think of a way of solving it. My problem was around junior students not receiving much teacher time with digital technologies and key skills to help them become confident and competent users. So I thought I would target this goal through a series of child directed picture books for students and teachers to use.
Here is the first ebook of the series - How to take care of iPads.
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You can make a copy of my daily check in google form here! So easy to use with any year level students; and a great way to introduce digital technologies into your classroom practice in a fun and easy way! I created the simple above poster for students to scan when they first come in the morning! Way easier than typing out a url each day!
Last week I so incredibly fortunate to attend and present at the Digital Fluency Hui in Hawera, Taranaki. I delivered the keynote and four workshops around different areas. The aim being to build teacher competency and skill in anything digital; providing as much as I can with others!
I really wanted to share my presentations with you so here are the links to the workshops I ran. If you have any questions or want any further information please let me know.
Click on the file link below to be able to download this pre-made version for your students in class. Otherwise, click here to go over to the Google Drawings template and make a copy for yourself to be able to edit and change for your students needs!
There are many different models floating around that are suggested to be used in education. You should use this one because it develops student agency; use this one because it increases productivity; use this one because it will help with digital technologies.
All models have both positives and negatives to it's use. You need to look at each model carefully to figure out if it is right for you, your students and your classroom.
Check out this slide deck that was used to help crowd source information on the T3 model at the #SYD19 Google Innovator Academy (thanks Anthony Speranza for setting it up). It shares with you some ideas on how each of the stages can be implemented and used in your classroom with brief explanations.
Seesaw already has some great getting started guidelines that take teachers and students through a series of lessons to unpack each tool when beginning with Seesaw. Find the guides here.
I took those guides, and created some task cards that can align with those so students can learn about the Seesaw tools, follow specific instructions when using the tools to become confident users of Seesaw.
These task cards are free to download and use for your students. There are seven in total, that work through using the main tools when starting out: taking a photo, video, creating a drawing, writing note and writing a comment.
Download it from my teachers pay teachers store link here, or download the pdf below. Check out my other Seesaw task cards also.
How often do you just use google forms for gathering information or a survey?
There are actually so many different ways you can really utilise and make learning interesting with google apps - especially google forms. Check out my most recent website post showing you how you can use google forms to create your own adventure story.
This post will quickly show you how you can create your own exit slip or interactive practice form with maths and your times tables! Students could use this as a follow up activity, practice time activity or exit slip to reinforce their learning that is done with the teacher.
To begin with I chose a video for students to practice their 5 times tables before beginning the questions. When ready they can click next.
You then create each question that you would like as a new section. You use the multiple choice feature and fill in the answer/wrong answers that can be chosen from. Once you have done this then you need to turn on the 'go to next section based on answer' feature underneath each section.
Once you have turned on the feature, it will show a drop down box of all the options and you can then choose where you want the question to go. This will then take your students to either the next question, or a quick video that will show them how to work it out. I create quick seesaw videos showing my working out on how to figure out the question.
These google forms can be as short, long or complicated as you like or have time to make. But these are great fun and an engaging way to get students involved.
Have a go at my 5 times tables google form here!
**Thanks to Jacinta Keenan for the idea.
Choose your own adventure stories are a great way to get students to create their own literacy outcomes and Google apps successfully in class. I have used this once before with my students but love this idea - with aim to use it more in the future.
Once done, students simply copy the information in their google docs over to the google form template. This is easy to do as it notes which part of your story would go in which section by the 'option 1' or 'option 2' heading. Students simply follow through the options as they go through the story. To check out the planning has gone, simply click on preview and it will show you what the story will look like.
This activity is a great way to get students to use digital technologies and ICT in the classroom in a meaningful way to create a great outcome. These templates will help you complete this learning activity and guide your students to complete a choose your own adventure story!
To see an example story, click here to view my practice one!
Thanks to Mari Venturino and Mr Davola for the links to the ISTE resources and templates.
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