My passion at school is with using Seesaw. I came across it in 2016 and immediately saw the possibilities it offered for my class and school. We had been struggling with parent engagement and this learning journal app opened the door for new avenues with families and whanau. If you don't know what Seesaw is or how it works, check it out here at https://web.seesaw.me/.
This year, we have moved into our second year of using it school wide. I personally feel my teachers have learnt a lot since implementing Seesaw and are becoming more competent users. For my strategic plan with ICT this year, I came up with an idea for Seesaw Week. This would involve 5 small challenges that students can complete and be awarded with a badge. This badge could be physical (printed out) or digital and be awarded upon completing the Seesaw challenge of the day.
Seesaw Week's 5 challenges for 2018:
Monday = Use the draw feature
Use the draw feature to summarise a picture of something you have done today.
Tuesday = Use the note template to fill in the answers to these questions with emojis:
What is your name
How old are you
What is your favourite food
What is your favourite animal
What is your favourite colour
Choose your favourite emoji
Wednesday = App smash
Use a different app on your device to complete an aspect of your work (reading, writing or maths) and share it on Seesaw
Use the screenshot feature or app smash it through your app!
Thursday = Write a comment on a friends work
Use the voice comment or text comment to write a constructive feedback on their work.
I like your….
This is great because…
I love the way….
Wow! Your work is….
How did you….
Friday = Share your wow work
Use the photo or video to take a picture or video talking about your wow work and why you are proud of it
This is my wow work because….
If you would like access to the Seesaw Week plan my school will be using please click here to make a copy for yourself or view the activities >> Seesaw Week 2018
Mrs Priestley ICT blog is a place to read, download and view ideas!