I love all the new updates that Seesaw is making to continue to meet the needs of our learners and our wants as teachers. The multiple recording tool now makes it easy to create interactive and multi-purpose activities for all year levels! This is a great way to gain a snapshot of what the students are thinking and see exactly what they are doing in their learning.
These listen and write maths activities allow students to first listen to the recording of me saying a number; then write it down in the space next to it. There are four pre-made ones that cover numbers to 10, 20, 100 and 1000. Students can listen as many times as they need to, to figure out the number.
These can be used for formative assessment, number hot spots, summative assessment or even fun maths activities!
Find the links to all four Seesaw activities for yourself on this link here!
This other resource which I created are these progressions for student and teachers to use - to move from a beginner level to an advanced level. Easy to follow and shows the user how they can improve each time. A great classroom prompt for your classroom. Download the pdfs below.
With New Zealand going back into lockdown, many teachers are back to using distant or online learning to keep the learning happening. Part of the first lockdown we had here, I shared info on how to create your own sticker books and stickers for Seesaw and motivational rewards. These can be updated each day or based on the activities students complete and be a way of keeping students involved or interested in their learning.
I have created a video below on how to find and access past Seesaw sticker books; with links to how to create your own sticker book using my template and sticker templates.
This second video is of the amazing new update to Seesaw! You can now link directly to Seesaw activities for students to complete without having to go through the activity portal. Before it was hard to get students to complete activities online by simply talking about where to go, how to access it and using visuals as prompts.
Now you don't need that - you can generate the student link and share it with them directly. They get taken straight to the activity to complete and then can fill it in! So easy and handy. Check out my video showing you how to do it!
This is a three part activity where they can use the video to record themselves. Of course they can use other tools too but the video tool is a great way to capture students, their thinking and emotions whilst sharing or reflecting.
It's the end of term - and boy has it been a tricky one! With lockdown messing up 6 weeks of it, we have definitely been through a lot. Although it has been one term to remember, there have been some great memories we have made, foundations we have built on and goals we have achieved. And a great way to reflect on that is with this awesome template! Print this off, use on Seesaw or as an end of term reflection discussion. Easy to implement into you end of term classroom activities or even if you are online via distant learning.
Click on the link below to go to the pdf version, or Google slides version to use as a Seesaw activity.
A question I get asked quite often is how can student icons be changed! This cheat sheet shows you how to walk through it and change the icon they might have been pre allocated. You can even use student photos or other images instead of the Seesaw provided ones!
So you might be going back to school now - in New Zealand we are. Level 2 means schools are open again and that means teachers and students are to return for a new norm. What will it look like? I don't know. But one thing is for sure, I will be continuing on with my digital skills that I have using during distant learning. A huge part of this is using Seesaw.
What are some things you can do to keep Seesaw going in your classroom?
If you have any questions or need anymore help please send an email or a message and I would be more than happy to help you out!
New Zealand schools are going back on Monday 18 May. This will look very different to our normal classroom routine before the COVID-19 and will mean lots of changes for health and hygiene practices. But nevertheless, there is opportunity for reflection and learning from what we have all been through.
Here is another idea for using with Seesaw, google classroom, whole class zoom projection or paper work - number sentences!
Students use the picture examples to add their number sentence. These examples include 10 for addition and 10 for subtraction, aimed at new learners to the idea for maths. It also has a space for the teacher to add their own hot spot warm up questions (not included). You can add any hot spot idea here for students to use and complete to build knowledge. I have added some quick ideas here that we have been working on in our sessions.
Assign these via Seesaw, google classroom, whole class zoom projection for modelling in your sessions or print them out for hard copies.
I love Seesaw activities that require students to manipulate and move around the learning around to solve the equation. These are great to help students practice their addition and subtraction, using the objects to make the sets and then solve the equation. These are themed for cupcakes, donuts and hotdogs; also using the multipage tool of seesaw to have more than one practice for the activity.
There is nothing harder than helping parents and students use Seesaw without being around to actually help them. It is already hard enough doing online learning, but sometimes technology makes it even more difficult!
These cheat sheets were designed to help target key questions that parents and students have when using Seesaw. How to sign up, how to interact and how to navigate. For students it shows how to post to their journal too. Great to share with parents who might need a visual guide to help them navigate this new learning. Preview the sheets below and grab a copy on the link below.
This week I set up digital sticker books on Seesaw. These are to provide motivation for the work completed and submitted online for our week activities on Seesaw. These are easy to set up and use the stickers that I have created as well - just slightly different. My students have loved this online reward system and encourages them whilst we are on home learning. Watch the recording tutorial below!
Mrs Priestley ICT blog is a place to read, download and view ideas!