All posts by Christin Bird

Teacher Feature: Seesaw Practice Boards with Reyna and Maureen

Looking to cut down on the amount of Seesaw activities you are assigning, collecting, and responding to? Consider creating Seesaw practice boards to streamline your class work and create meaningful independent practice activities for students in a predictable structure. In this teacher feature, we highlight two Issaquah School District elementary teachers who are using Seesaw practice boards to promote student independence, improve teacher workflow, ...

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 ...

Connecting with Seesaw Blogs

Seesaw blogs are a great way for students to share their work and ideas and build relationships and connections with peers. Using Seesaw Blogs paves the way for students to become Creative Communicators (ISTE standard) Enabling the Blog in Seesaw allows students to submit a Seesaw activity or post to the blog (after teacher approval) for ...

Zoom Features in the Virtual Classroom pt.3

Welcome back, Zoomers! To continue the adventure with new and/or improved features in Zoom, part 3 is coming your way. This post is all about video displays that you have available now with the updated version and how you might use them in your virtual classroom. Pinning Pinning is a user-defined feature that allows the user to select another ...

Zoom Features for the Virtual Classroom pt.2

Zooming back to you for part 2 of this 3 part series on Zoom Features for the Virtual Classroom. Hopefully, you had a chance to take a look at part 1 all about the Zoom Desktop app, new updates, and using polls to support your students. Today, we are going to take a look at ...

Zoom Features for the Virtual Classroom pt. 1

Are you ready for a new set of Zoom features to use to engage your students and enhance your virtual classroom? As teachers become more comfortable with the features and all that Zoom has to offer, the more creative our thinking can be around our virtual classroom and engaging students. Zoom is constantly evolving too, offering new updates and features ...