Over the past week I have been creating Seesaw cheat sheets for educators! One page help tips on using Seesaw and their tools! Great for new users, someone wanting a little bit of help or that visual reminder for your classroom or office! These are constantly being added to based on needs and requests so stay tuned for more! These are free to download and use - simply click on the link at the bottom to be taken to the pdf!
Want the second set of cheat sheets? Grab them below!
Today I ran the last of my online Seesaw PLD, focusing on providing feedback in different ways - using the traditional Seesaw tools and new stickers. It was a really quick PLD but awesome if you are looking to provide your students with feedback in different ways. Check out the recording and slide deck attached for a copy of the slides and also my template you can use.
With online learning, it can be really daunting to come up with ideas that are fun yet still covering key skills or concepts they might have or be learning in class. So this quick tip for word work is a great way for students to practice and keep up with their learning from class. This one involves a really simple slidedeck which you can make a copy of for yourself here.
Screencastify is a great free and simple screen recorder tool you can use at home or in class. It can record students work, you talking, be used as a webcam, record desktop and more! It even has options to be used as a whiteboard for drawing to support work that is being recorded.
Screencastify is a chrome web extention that sits at the top of your browser. It is added through the website or the chrome extension store and records up to 5 minute long videos. These are then saved in a Google folder in your Google drive for you to access, view, share and even download! Great for documentation and modelling!
Check out my video navigation showing you how to find it, use it and record with it!
There is a lot of talk about Zoom being unsafe at the moment, but if you are taking the right security measures then you will be fine. See the attached infographic below on ways you can secure your zoom sessions for you and your students. Simple things like using a password, locking your session and using a waiting room.
See my attached video showing you how to navigate zoom and create a zoom session for you and your students.
Looking for some guidance with Seesaw skills? Last year I ran a session on U-learn that explored how to use Seesaw skills and add skills to work. These are a great way to tag work with a learning intention or skill that can be then referred back to or tracked against. It can be showed against subjects, skills and more.
Seesaw has lots more information Seesaw skills that is also available free to access via their website. I personally don't use skills at the moment as I am not using it in a reporting way, or way of gathering evidence of skill but aim to use it in the future again once my students are more confident in using it.
Want access to the slides? Find the link here!
Today I ran the last of my online PLD for Seesaw - focusing on Seesaw folders and blogs. This was a quick introduction into these aspects, showing how to get them set up in your classroom and used by the teacher or students. This was recorded with the recording shared below. There is also access to the slides here at this link.
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!
Yesterday I ran the second of my online PLD around Seesaw. This time is was focusing on Seesaw activities, explaining how to find them, save them and create them for yourself. This was modelled via the zoom online recording and recorded for those of you that might not have been able to make it. I also shared a whole lot of recording templates and seesaw activity templates than can be used for creating Seesaw activities. Check out the online recording below and the slide deck attached at the bottom for yourself.
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.
If you don't already know, I share a lot of my resources for teachers to use. They are on here, my website; teachers pay teachers store and also on a shared Google drive resource library that I have created with my resources in there. There is lots of teachers from all over the world to access - someone new to the profession, someone looking for ideas or something just looking for something to browse.
Check out this quick video showing you where all the freebies are!
Over the past few years I have worked on pdfs and ibooks that aim to transfer idea, knowledge and skill about key software or apps that I have used. I love sharing my work and ideas with others and another way of doing that is through ibooks. These are pdfs that I have created and released on Apple ibooks for educators to read and access from all over the world.
Check out five of the ones I have released and created:
Did you know that you can change the bullets in Google slides to emojis!!!!! I had no idea until I read this on twitter the other day. I love using emojis and these are way cooler than the bullets they have already put in Google Slides. It is so simple to change them also!
Check out my example and quick tutorial video above as well! A great way to add detail, excitement and difference to any of the work you are doing on Google Slides. Easy for students to change in their learning too!
Mrs Priestley ICT blog is a place to read, download and view ideas!