I do requests! This is apart of my website that I am so happy to share and connect to help other educators across the world.
If there is anything you were after, or something specific please let me know so I can see if I can help! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with some pictures or an outline of what you are after. Or send me a DM on Facebook.
Hapara is a fantastic tool for teachers to manage sharing documents with their students. It allows you to create classes that you assign your students too, showing you insight into their google drive, documents, emails and shared documents. You can even see what your students are working on their screen!
If you have not yet heard of Hapara check out their website here for information: Hapara.com
Hapara is great for differentiated instruction. It makes learning visible and can increase learner agency of their work. Hapara workspace is the Google Classroom equivalent - allowing your students to work in a space, sharing their work, rubrics and evidence in one place.
I recently ran a quick PLD session at my school introducing some of the features to my teachers. As we use both Google Classroom and Hapara, the teachers at my school need to make sure they have sufficient knowledge using both to be able to make an informed decision for what works best for them. Check out the link here to my PLD slides to have a look yourself >> Using Hapara in your classroom PLD
So i have finally done it!
It has taken awhile but I am finally able to share with you a Google Drive link with over 100 different individual resources, activities, google slide templates and links to PLD sessions I have run for you to use in your classroom or teaching practice!
Jordan Priestley Resource Library
I have split them into three main folders:
-Google resources >> that are used or created for use with google apps or google classroom
-Seesaw resources >> that are created for use with Seesaw
-Tech Tips >> A copy of the tech tips in pdf form that can help you with key ideas in your teaching practice
There are also some resources that are random templates, ideas or activities that are not predetermined to either.
As you can imagine, making these has taken a very long time, with hard work and effort. You are welcome to use these as you please in your classroom and welcome to share these with your fellow teachers at school. Please can I ask for you to make a copy of the files you wish, but pay credit when doing so and sharing.
Please credit Traci Piltz (for creating the Seesaw Parent Evening kit), Sara Malchow (for her rainbow word templates), Donna Golightly for her maths activities.
Google Drawings is part of Google for Education apps and one of the easiest yet under used part of Google! Think of it as Google's version of paint, but better! The opportunities for yourself and your students to make is amazing - annotating on visuals and photos, creating illustrations or posters, digital activities and other creation!
These PD slides were created for a teacher PD I ran at my school. But of course, being the sharing type I am sharing these with you all! These slides show you some examples, links to these and activities you can do to learn all about Google Drawings! >> Google Drawing PD Slides
Feel free to contact me with any questions around Google Drawings or go to Google for Education online to see all that is out there! Happy drawing!
Seesaw is AMAZING for students. But did you know it can be just as useful and fantastic for teachers??
Collecting evidence in photos, videos and links can be hard. And when you have to report against your appraisal or registration sign offs, trying to find it all can be difficult.
So why not create your own Seesaw class to share your own professional learning? Just like a blog or wikispace - but better! And easier!
If you already use Seesaw then it is just like a class for your students - but you are the student! Add teachers, team leaders, senior management as family members. Or use the blog tool to share your learning wider without the constant notifications and emails.
Check out my slides on how you can easily make it work for you, to ease that workload and use it alongside your other Seesaw use! Find it here >> Using Seesaw for appraisal or evidence collection
Linking in to my previous post about Google Classroom, it has so many perks for you as a teacher.
I recently ran a PLD session at my school for teachers interested in using Google Classroom, and of course I want to share the link for you too! Click on the link here to view my slides and see how you too, can incorporate Google into your classroom easily!
Any questions about Google Classroom there is a huge support on Twitter and help online! Or of course, just ask me!
Using Seesaw but not sure how to integrate it into your maths programme? See my latest recording and online PD I ran for the teachers at my school.
It will show you some ideas, tips and resources you can take away and use in your Maths programme. Watch the video recording where I walk you through how easy it can be to use Seesaw in your programme. Or go straight to the slides to see resources and links to things you can use tomorrow!
Join my practice class through the QR sign in to have a play with the activities I created if you want to practice and have some fun! Click on the picture to go find out more information on the Using Seesaw within the classroom Google Site!
The Digital Technologies Curriculum was introduced to help all learners in New Zealand become digitally capable students. By 2020 it is expected that all learners were learning parts of this new curriculum and were becoming more confident and competent digital users.
With my role as ICT Lead Teacher, I was talking to teachers in my team who really had no idea what this meant for their students or how to go about it. They saw lots of hard vocabulary and thought it was simply about coding. The purpose of this slideshow was to help my teachers in my team understand the information being shared in this curriculum and examples of how to use it within their classroom practice.
If you would like access to the slideshow and resources that goes along with it, please click here >> Introduction to computational thinking Year 0-2.
Click on the image below to watch my youtube video explaining how it works.
On Friday I participated in #seesawchat which is a fortnightly chat run by Seesaw. As you know, I am Seesaw crazy and love sharing what I do with Seesaw and how others use it in their class. Seesawchat is a great way of getting involved with others across the world and this weeks chat was focused on goal setting and tracking.
The last question was around how we as teachers use Seesaw to track our own learning or goals. In 2017 I started my own personal Seesaw journal for myself to use as an evidence gathering and sharing portfolio. In New Zealand, we need to collect evidence of the 6 teaching standards to show we are continually working on upskilling and staying relevant. I shared a screenshot of my portfolio and have since had so many people DM me about what/how I use it. So I thought this blog post might be relevant!
Here is a screenshot of my Seesaw teachers portfolio. Im the only student in my journal as it's just for me to sharing my own learning. My senior leaders and team leaders have access to it to be able to see what i am sharing. Basically I use it to upload anything and everything related to the 6 teaching standards New Zealand have. I keep them linked using the 'folders' feature on Seesaw. Its a great way to tag the posts I upload and I can use the folder search to look at particular folders for evidence.
As you can only have up to 10 family members signed onto a journal, I needed to think of a way of being able to have more than that on my journal. Then I realised the perfect seesaw feature - the seesaw blog!
I use everything that I post in my Seesaw journal and share it onto my seesaw blog. Such a easy way to make sure everyone at my school can view it and be involved. It is password protected (to ensure my confidentiality) and to make sure others are not viewing my private goals or documents.
I have used blogger and wikispaces before this. And was a passionate blogger user up until I came across Seesaw 3 years ago. I hadn't thought of using this for my own professional development until 2017 when it just sort of clicked. I use Seesaw all the time for my students so why not for myself? And the google drive integration is perfect for sharing things I am working on. If you have any questions on how I use this in specifically please contact me email@example.com. I'd be more than happy to share and talk with you!
Mrs Priestley ICT blog is a place to read, download and view ideas!