Saturday, March 19, 2016

Spark Student Motivation Saturday...Seesaw

I'm linking up with Head Over Heels For Teaching for her weekly Spark Student Motivation Saturdays. You've gotta check out her blog this week! I like LOVE the Read-A-Thon her class participated in!!

Oh y'all! Have you been using Seesaw in your classroom?? If you said yes, aren't ya loving it?? If you said no, what are you waiting for??  My kiddos are LOVING it! You will want to give it a try!

How do I access Seesaw?  Seesaw is a FREE app! 
1-Download the class app for your classroom. Print the code and display it.
2- Log each student in.
3-Download and print each student his/her own qr code. This code is for parents to view students work.
   Since each child has his/her own own code, parents can only see their own child's work. I love that!! A few of my kiddos wanted grandparents and aunts/uncles to have access to their accounts. All the family members needed was the qr code I sent home.


Seesaw can only be accessed on Chrome.  


A few activities my students participate in is typing spelling words, typing words in ABC order, writing spelling words, creating sentences, recording themselves read, drawing setting/characters to a story... 
It can be used for math too! Students can take photos of parallel items, congruent items, record themselves answering word problems using manipulatives, morning work...

The ideas can go on and on...

 Once a parent sees work, "seen by mom's name" is at the bottom of the activity.
Parents can like and add comments...There is a setting that allows students to like and comment on each other's work. My students called it "kid Facebook" when we first started.


 I've recently "attended" two webinars for Seesaw. Friends, if you are interested in Seesaw you MUST check out these webinars. They are soooo good!! In one webinar, I learned how to assign everyone an online book, you tube video to go along with it, and assign an assignment for them to complete. As I get better more experienced, I will come back and share!!
You must approve EVERYTHING! I like this aspect! It makes the site completely safe! You have to approve students assignments before parents view. You have to approve parents likes and comments before kids see them.. 

If you have any suggestions or favorite things you do in your classroom with Seesaw, please feel free to share! 



3 comments:

  1. I love Seesaw as well! My students' families are excited to see what the children are doing during the day, and they love sharing with out of town (and some in town) family members as well!

    Amanda
    A Very Curious Class

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  2. You mentioned parents can access it from Chrome. Can students upload their work via Chrome too??

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    1. Yes, I believe students can upload work on Chrome too. :)

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