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September 7, 2016

Starting The Year With Seesaw

Okay all, it is that time of year. Back to school!! Seesaw has some amazing resources for you to kick off the school year. You can find their printables here.

I want to share with you some tips and tricks for starting the year off in your classroom.

Seesaw Center

In my classroom I created a Seesaw center.  This is the spot where my students will share their work. In my classroom the only devices I will be utilizing are my personal iPad and an old cell phone.

I have never had devices in my classrooms, other than what I provided personally.

Set Expectations!

During the first week this is exactly what I do. 
This Classroom Expectations poster is a perfect tool for you to use with your students. In addition you are setting the expectations of your tech uses. Students might not be able to just get up from class and post something to Seesaw. They CAN post something they are proud of during centers or team time. This is for you to decide what will work best in your classroom.

Wondering how to control when students are able to post?

Reporter of the Day

Each day I select one student who will be our reporter of the day. At the end of the day when we have Team Time, they will share their WOW work of the day.

First Day

I love the task cards for use in the classroom. I utilized the first day one with my 5th graders. This allowed them to practice using the app so that when we are moving through the school year they know how to operate it. Plus we can work with that learning curve before we dive into teaching content!

New to Using Seesaw?

Check out another blog post I did on how to get started. (It is applicable for all grade levels.)Click here to read it and also get a code for a free month of Seesaw Plus! - SCAN QR CODE BELOW

How Can I Help You?!

I am so excited for my role as a Seesaw Ambassador and I want to help teachers bring excitement and growth in their classroom!

I hope these little tips will get your year started off on the right foot!

Have any questions? Ask me here! Or join the Facebook group for some great tips and tricks!

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