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.
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A resource I have available online to purchase is my 'Planning templates using Google'. It is 14 different planning templates created on Google docs and Google sheets. These templates are all ones I have created myself and used in my teaching practice. I love creating resources especially ones that will be used everyday.
With these planning templates, my favourite is the Google sheets version as I have them all in one Google sheets workbook for each term. Check out this video showing you each of the planning templates included in the resource.
It's the end of 2019 and 2020 will be here very shortly. I love to be organised and have some idea of what I might do in the new year - looking for resources, new ideas for the classroom and downloading/printing things that I know I will use. Check out this quick website post sharing some of my personal resources that I will use in the classroom for 2020! Purchase them now while they are on sale.
Plus loads more resources, games, worksheets and bundles that you could use in lots of different areas in the classroom! Find them on my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
There are loads for free including the VIP free section of my website and Google Drive shared resource library. Find the links 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!
Happy grams!!! A quick and cute note for parents on how the day has gone. With so many things that go on during the day, it can be hard to make contact with parents to let them know about the amazing things their child might have done! Could be around attitude, perseverance, assessment or just a general awesome day!
Morning check in's are a great way for teachers to check in with students, see how they are feeling, how their night was or anything to help start the day well. I create mine on Google forms, display a QR code linked to the google form and students complete it upon their arrival to class. There are different google forms I use, depending on the day of the week, what is coming up and how students are feeling. I use a daily check in on most days, with the Monday and Friday check in's being different.
Find a copy to each of the main check in's I use that you can make copies of and use in your classroom too!
Have any questions? Send me a message!
Morning routines are a huge part of setting up my classroom and day for success. There are a few things I do to engage with students, share our daily tasks and keep everyone updated. Last year I created this easy to use Google Slides template that has some exciting aspects to it, airplayed onto my classroom TV.
You can create your own copy of this template and use it in your classroom! So easy to use, simply duplicate it for each day, change the information and you're good to go.
This weeks Sunday spotlight is sharing a new freebie I created for my classroom - post it note goals! Perfect for any year level with students using post it notes to document their goals. There are three boxes for goals which could be anything students are wanting to work on (curriculum level, behaviour, outside the class). Students write their goal on a post it note and stick it on their goal card. Once they have completed their goal students can take off the post it note and add a new one. Great for reusing the template also as the goal card can stay on the wall all term/year.
This week I was lucky to attend the Ulearn19 conference at Rotorua, New Zealand. It was an action packed three days of meeting new people, learning new ideas and gather information/resources to bring back to my school and other teachers. I was also fortunate to be able to present two workshops as well which I will share the links again for today. This website post shares some of the key ideas and takeaways from the sessions I attended.
Future of learning
This amazing infographic is a great way of showing the future of learning. This encompasses key ideas around technology 4 learning, research 4 learning, environment 4 learning and assessment 4 learning. Click on the picture for the link.
I presented two presentations on Seesaw within the classroom. The first one was using seesaw portfolios for assessment with aspects like seesaw skills, activities and fluency checks. The second was using seesaw within literacy and maths - providing teachers with links, templates and ideas on how to create activities around literacy and maths. Click on the photos below for links to the presentations.
Check out my own personal reflection on my drive home thinking about the best parts from ulearn19! Check out their website also for more information.
Today I did a 25 minute taster presentation on using Seesaw portfolios for assessment. This was a quick introduction on using skills, activities and fluency checks alongside or integrated into your assessment.
Do you need some PLD around Seesaw? Let me help you!
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