If you don't already know, Seesaw is my favourite app of all time. The opportunities it has for students in the classroom is amazing - allowing open communication between the classroom and home, helping students to create learning opportunities that open them up to create and reflect in their learning. Incorporating Seesaw into the classroom is easy - with loads of resources available to help make this happen.
Seesaw also has lots of printables (as seen in my top photo) that can be downloaded and printed for free. Access those here.
Looking for more Seesaw resources? Type 'Seesaw' into the search box below to have all my Seesaw posts and website blogs come up!
If you don't already know, I share a lot of my resources for teachers to use. They are on here, my website; teachers pay teachers store and also on a shared Google drive resource library that I have created with my resources in there. There is lots of teachers from all over the world to access - someone new to the profession, someone looking for ideas or something just looking for something to browse.
Check out this quick video showing you where all the freebies are!
Each of these have activities and explanations that align with it to ensure students get coverage of all the aspects in maths. Sometimes it can be hard to think of activities for students to do. But this concept aims at providing you with everything you need to make that happen!
PRISM was implemented in my classroom at the beginning of 2019 and students worked through learning all the key concepts slowly like you would any other concept or idea. In this resource, there are additional anchor charts which can be used while unpacking each of the concepts so students and teachers know both of the expectations for each aspect within PRISM.
Download this amazing resource here from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. If you already have it, re-download it so you have the updated version with the new games!
Seesaw for beginners is the third course I have released online as part of my Mrs Priestley ICT Online courses. These are all free to complete; teaching skills in a hands on, easy to listen to course that you can complete at any time of the day, anywhere.
The first two are Google Drive for Teachers and Navigating Google Docs. Each of these courses aim to provide an insightful look into how each of the topics work, with videos, quizzes and activities that you can complete along the course.
Once enrolled, you have free access to the course at all times, being able to access it anywhere and refresh at any time. There is also a certificate and digital badge you can download once you have completed the course.
With the digital technologies curriculum and increase of digital use in the classroom, there are lots of teachers still looking for support on ways to implement this in the classroom. This is a website post of ideas, links and resources I have used, created or come across. Check them out below and use what you would like in your classroom.
Coding blog posts
There are lots of other coding blog posts that I have on my website that I have previously posted sharing ideas or links. These can be used in different ways so check them out below!
Coding on Scratch
Coding - is it really that hard?
Digital technologies curriculum within the junior school
Plus there are hundreds of other resources available online! Simply search 'coding' or 'digital' on Google and see what comes up. Teachers Pay Teachers have lots of free coding resources too.
There are lots of activities that you can do in the classroom to bring about Christmas and the importance of Christmas. Lots of children don't celebrate Christmas which is completely fine. But there is lots of Christmas themed activities I have created for free for use in the classroom.
Money is always a fabulous fun concept to teach, with so many resources out there to make it happen! Last year, I developed my own money pack (in NZ$) for my students and others across the country. Full of interactive games, activities and resources to implement concepts about money.
Today I started the beginning of this unit pack again, using some of the initial activities to implement key money concepts. My students had lots of fun and were able to interact with money in a way they hadn't before. Lots of my students didn't even know all the coins!!
This resource below is what I used to teach from. It has a variety of games and activities that students can use in whole class, group or individual work to learn key money concepts. The one pictured above I used as a whole class buddy activity, where they needed to find the buddy in the room that had the matching coin.
There is also a preview of another activity in the pack that I used in a lesson also.
I have a few different money resources available on my Teachers Pay Teachers store so have a look at it if you think it might be something you are after. Lots of fun, opportunities to learn and be engaged in the concept of maths.
This Sunday spotlight is a great activity you can use in your classroom in the lead up to Christmas time! I created this activity last year for Christmas, with students completing a different Christmas activity each day! There are lots of different types like literacy, maths and art. Each activity is attached in the pdf, being crowdsourced from Teachers Pay Teachers. Links to the individual activities are provided in the pdf too.
There are two ways you can get this for your classroom! Click on the link here to be taken to the version saved in Google Drive. You can download it from there. Or download the pdf that is uploaded to this post below.
Epic! is a fabulous app that students can use in the classroom. It is basically a giant online library of books that students have access to across the world for free. There are fiction, non-fiction, read to's, chapters and more. Lots of range, lots of topics and even quizzes that test your students after they have read the book.
The great thing about epic! is you can log in as an educator and see what your students have been reading. It shows you how many books your students have finished, how many hours read and videos watched. You are able to click on the book each student read and see how many pages they flipped through and how far they read! Great stats if you are wanting more information on their independent work.
The limit is endless with the online library epic! has. So many books to choose from to link into your topic studies. Or just to choose from as free choice! Visit the website, get set up and use epic! in your classroom today!
This sunday spotlight shares the link to these great QR stories with audio links for the ready to read books in New Zealand. A great resource to use in 'listen to reading' time if you are do daily 5 in the classroom. Or just a great independent activity to have going for students to listen to stories. Even better if they can read along with the text version handy.
Mrs Priestley ICT blog is a place to read, download and view ideas!