Over the holidays I will be running some online Zoom PLD to help share the skill and knowledge I have with Seesaw. I know we are all using our own different online platforms for home learning; but Seesaw has great opportunities to be used at home with learners. These session are all free to attend and have a slide deck free that you can use to guide your learning for afterwards. These are also recorded if you can't make the time or session planned.
Just want to watch a recording? Find it 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 bundle also includes a small goal template and self-reflection slip that can be used alongside the implementation of this resource. All of these are used in my classroom alongside writing progressions to target student needs and next learning steps. More information coming on how I run my writing programme also.
This week I created and shared these create QR code posters about different insects. These were created to support my students in our learning of mini beasts to find some facts about them to delve deeper into our inquiry.
We used these in class on thursday and friday and they were a hit! The QR codes linked to a relevant video clip on youtube that students went off and listened too. At this first stage, it was just listening to hear and understand and then next week we are working on recording key facts about the insect. These are also up on our inquiry wall so students can come back and listen to them at anytime.
Each fortnight I release a quick snippet digital newsletter that shares quick ideas and links that you can use in your classroom. It is centered around four sections of ideas that can be used by anyone in any year level! The latest edition came out tonight sharing some great digital finds.
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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 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!
Did you know you can create drop down boxes on Google sheets that change attached pictures with your selection?
Over the weekend, a colleague and I worked together to create this great new planning template on Google sheets. It has drop down selections that you can choose from, that change a matching icon picture alongside it. Great for planning for students to view and make sense of a tumble. Each picture is colour coded to go alongside with the planning template; and either my Daily 5 resources of my PRISM maths concept resource.
These are not customisable templates. However they have all the information you need to successfully go alongside my Daily 5 and PRISM resources. Simply purchase and download the resource, make a copy of it and save it to your Google drive. How I will use it is to duplicate the template for each day of the week, add in the resources or WALHTs that are related and display this on my activeboard. Students will be able to see their group and follow the activities that are set in the tumble. Check out the links below for videos and how you can purchase these resources.
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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This weekend was the first 'The WIP Hui' held in Napier, New Zealand. The WIP Hui was formed by 6 like minded educators that want to help others to connect, share and disrupt education. We found that at conferences it can be a real hit and miss opportunity, with lots of the learning being done by talking or having smaller connections and conversations with others. So we thought why not make our own unconference hui to help us share and connect with others.
So we came together, got started and formed a plan! And that is what we have - The WIP Hui. WIP stands for work in progress; like all teachers are doing, always working on growing/learning as professions.
This then led to the first round of workshops! Three educators shared their ideas about topics they are passionate about. We voted on ones that we were interested in and those educators got the floor.
We then had some more smackdowns and an open sharing time. These were really interesting to hear what others were doing in the classroom.
Some of the ideas shared were:
Day 1 was a great success and I am so happy that people are full of ideas, tips and tricks to take away to their classrooms. Tomorrow will bring about more new ideas, with 3 more workshops and a design thinking session!
Mrs Priestley ICT blog is a place to read, download and view ideas!