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.
There are loads of ways to use Bitmoji in your resources with some of my more popular ones being shared below in todays sunday spotlight! Simply go to the pdf to download, click on the link to make a copy and add your own Bitmoji's instead! Simply, fun and will add that little bit more excitement to what you are doing!
Today we used Flipgrid in class to share our thoughts about what we think excellence is. We have been unpacking what we think excellence is and how we can show that in our learning. Students got to record little videos about what they think it is and how they could show it.
Many students were really scared to record their videos but worked really hard to achieve their learning. Flipgrid is free to use and can be used in any year level classrooms!
Check out this video example of one of my students talking about excellence.
This weeks Sunday spotlight is my new word of the week/day templates. These can be used in whole class discussions, small group activities or to be completed individually. These templates provide different ways to unpack a word of the week/day that could be used in a word work or spelling programme.
I of course modelled the process after writing so students were able to see what was expected of them and work towards achieving all the aspects of our introduction success criteria. The symbols were also used so students (and myself) could easily see the evidence of what they were working on in their writing. We used a W for wow words, a butterfly for the name of the insect, and then simple numbers so they could see how many ideas they had.
Super simple, yet effective! The students even commented on how easy it was when using the success criteria slip to check they had achieved it all!
Find the template here for you to make a copy and use it in your classroom!!
This weeks Sunday Spotlight is sharing the number of the week maths set up. Each week in my class we have a number of the week that we use for practice in our maths time. I use two products here to create my number of the week activity which students use in 'Practice by myself' time.
The first is the number of the week template background which I write our number of the week on. This is so students can remember what number we are learning about and reflect on during the week. The second is my magic number of the week templates which can be used as worksheets or on Seesaw. These are different templates from 1-100 and I choose one with activities that students need to practice or reinforce learning opportunities with the number of the week.
Find both the resources below!
Seesaw is my go-to favourite app! I love everything about Seesaw and have worked hard over the last few years to make many resources that teachers and students can use alongside Seesaw! Check them all out below, with links, downloads and freebies you can use in your classroom today!
All resources are able to be downloaded and used by students and teachers across the world. These are free to access on the above links. Please keep credit links on each resource and thank you to those who have helped create aspects of the resources.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions about any of the Seesaw resources shared above.
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