All posts by Aly Rumberger

I am an Instructional Technology Specialist who is passionate about digital citizenship, multimodal literacies, and exploring school library media centers as instructional spaces. I'm thrilled to be part of such an innovative district that is working to support students in becoming global and equity-minded young citizens. You can reach me at: rumbergera@issaquah.wednet.edu and (425) 837-7138.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Scaffolds & Supports within the Seesaw Canvas

Happy December! With conferences nearly completed, you’re likely thinking about how to provide instruction for your students that meet their individual needs. This blog post will focus on how you can use Seesaw to strategically create activities that offer students both scaffolds and challenge. Ensuring that we create equitable opportunities for students to grow is ...

Student Agency: Use Seesaw to Plan for Conferences

While we still have weeks until parent conferences, we know that teachers are already busy preparing to make these as positive and productive as possible. Many of our students are already using Seesaw to submit work and track their own learning, so why not take advantage of this platform when meeting with families? If you’ve ...

Engage Students through Seesaw Choice Boards

Are you looking to offer students choice in how to engage with content, demonstrate their learning, and liven up routines? Try creating a “Choice Board” in Seesaw! Choice boards are essentially graphic organizers comprised of images or other shapes that offer students choice in how to complete an instructional activity. Choice boards have many powerful ...

Shake Up Clever Announcements with a Flipgrid Short

Elementary teachers, are you looking to liven up your Clever Teacher Announcements? Consider using Flipgrid Shorts to create a video message for students with your announcement of the day. Not only will you be building community and keeping students engaged, but you can use the whiteboard feature to include animations or written directions to your ...

Teaching in Small Groups? Use Zoom Breakout Rooms!

Small group instruction is paramount to developing relationships, differentiating instruction, and progress monitoring for students. Luckily, this is still very possible in a remote teaching setting! Enter, Breakout Rooms in Zoom (yes, these are coming in Teams as well, so stay tuned!). Think partner reading, small group conferences, think-pair-share, and more! Breakout Rooms are also ...

Ed Tech Summer Training Resources (Elementary)

Did you attend any of the ed tech summer training sessions, and want access to the resources from those courses? Look no further! Use this Padlet Link to find presentation slides, examples, and other resources galore. Suggestion: open the link in a browser window and begin scrolling up/down, and left/right to find what you need. ...

Elementary Ed Tech PD Opportunity

Interested in more Ed Tech PD before the school year begins? On August 21st and 24th, there will be optional training designed to help you go deeper in understanding how to use Clever, Seesaw and Teams to support learning remotely. Each day is split into two three-hour sessions – attend one or all four! August ...