Need some help remembering how to make Seesaw activities? Use this easy to follow cheat sheet. It follows the process you would use to create and assign a Seesaw activity in your teacher account. It also includes a link to the Seesaw icon text shortcuts (via the pdf download). This could be used at home for home learning activities or for help in your classroom. Download it via pdf below!
These stamps are all fun recognition stamps that I put on student work. This could be on any curriculum area and for any piece of work. I love these stamps because they are fun, different, better than just writing your name as a teacher. And what kids don't like a fun stamp!
This resource is not customisable, but has have two blank picture squares for you to add your own if you want to. Definitley a great classroom resource!
I implemented two technology ideas in the classroom this week to start our regular use and incorporation of digital tools in the classroom. These are Kahoot! and Osmo. Both have great opportunities for students in the classroom and are to easy to get going in your rotations.
The other tool was the coding app which teaches key computational thinking and skills with a hands on approach. This is always a hit and my kids loved using this one too.
Find out lots more information here on the Osmo website.
This weeks sunday spotlight is sharing this great freebie template that I use with my kids in my classroom. It is a table mat that has space for their name, has the alphabet and some key words on it. This is used daily to help build name awareness, and also alphabet and word recall. These icons align with the same from my other word table mat charts that I have for sale on my teachers pay teachers store.
This weeks Sunday spotlight is sharing this easy to use Bitmoji template. This is perfect for any classroom, and a great visual for students to use to check whether their interruption is important. Not all interruptions should be made in learning time e.g. when you're with a group. So this poster is a great visual cue for students to read and ask themselves if it is really important or can wait until after the session with the teacher.
This weeks Sunday spotlight shares these great beginning of the day/daily greeting slide decks for your classroom. These are a great way of get students ready for the day and making use of technology you might have in the classroom. I have two templates below that I have created and used in my classroom.
The one on the left is new for my class in 2020. I have the date, a bitmoji and then key information I need my students to know for the day on the left. This is what I will use on the first day of school.
The one on the right is my one from 2019. It has the date, a GIF, a space for a message of the day and then stickies on the right for snippet key information on the right.
Both of these are great ways to share information in the morning. Make a copy of these templates above on the links!
This is just a snippet of my classroom with so many pictures I could upload and share! If you see a resource or idea on something I haven't talked about please message me or comment on here and I will answer the best I can!
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.
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