Constructing Knowledge: When Seesaw and Databases Come Together for Research

January is Knowledge Constructor month! It is never too late to start encouraging your students to seek and locate information, evaluate the accuracy of sources, use digital resources to curate resources, and to pursue answers to meaningful questions. Knowledge Constructor works across content, and across grade levels – and the skills of Knowledge Constructor are ...

Canvas, Power of Pages

Pages are the ability to share content with your class and we use them as web pages of information, class pages of content, and landing pages before we get to the assignment. But Pages are powerful, they can become places for student collaboration with the toggle of a drop-down menu. As you are becoming more ...

Using Flipgrid for Student Help

One of my favorite parts of being a teacher is collaborating with my colleagues. This post idea is brought to you by Ally Johnson and Jamie Street from Issaquah Middle School. When looking for help, you are the first person a student is going to contact for a class related issue. That might come through ...

New Flair for 2021: Create Awesome Seesaw Announcements with Canva

Don’t you love when two of your favorite digital programs collaborate? First, we have Canva, which is a digital design program. You can use Canva to create stunning graphics, presentations, and logos. Canva has partnered with our beloved Seesaw in an #Appsmash to offer Seesaw Announcement Templates that you can customize at the click of ...

Canvas New Rich Content Editor

It’s a New Year and a New Rich Content Editor (RCE) is making its way to Canvas. Starting January 16, the new RCE will be enforced, so consider making the change now. Here is an introduction of changes you can expect to see. Here is a comparison of the editors in full (left is old, ...

Small Change With Student View in Canvas (Big Improvement)

Happy New Year! Changes always come with the turning of the calendar. And Canvas is no different. There are a number of updates that rolled out over the last few weeks that should help improve the experience. One change we wanted to highlight is an update to student view. Student view is now available and ...

January Return: A Time to Review, Reflect, Refresh

As we return in the New Year, January is the perfect time to review, reflect and refresh procedures and expectations for our classrooms. Virtual classrooms are in need of the same. These procedures or expectations for Zoom, Teams, Seesaw, or Clever could be guidelines that you as the teacher generate OR even more powerful- bringing in student voice in refreshing these guidelines. Consider ...

New Year, New Ideas: Seesaw & Adobe Spark

Happy Trimester 2! As classes enter trimester 2 and return in January, teachers often think about ways to refresh their classrooms by reviewing and/or introducing procedures, refreshing their expectations, even considering new ways to engage students. Teachers and students become more and more comfortable with the learning management systems, it might be time to introduce some new ideas to Seesaw  to “spruce”up/ refresh the classroom. Below ...

Canvas Help, Check it Out

One of the features of Canvas is the Help icon located on the Global Navigation. It might get overlooked, but here is why you and your students should be using it. Teacher Help The teacher Help offers quick access to the Canvas Guides, which can answer just about any question you may have about Canvas. ...

It’s Hour of Code Week! (Elementary)

December 7th – 13th is Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code! Hour of Code is an introduction to Computer Science (no experience needed), and is a global movement celebrated in over 180 countries. Why Participate in Hour of Code? Hour of Code has a mission of broadening the field of computer science to ...

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