All posts by Christin Bird

Digital Citizenship Week

October 18th to October 22nd is Digital Citizenship Week and Common Sense Media is ready to share! With the use of technology and student’s experience on digital platforms, digital citizenship is more important than ever. Common Sense Media has provided digital citizenship curriculum for many year for teachers of all levels- Elementary, Middle or High ...

Set Up for Success: Elementary Edition

September in an elementary classroom is a whirlwind to welcome students, adjust to a physical classroom, build community, teach and review procedures and protocols, distribute technology and this year, complete new assessments (physical and digital). Teachers and students have accomplished so much in just a month! Way to go! For the month of October, some ...

Seesaw: End of Year

The end of the year is HERE! Teachers and students have worked hard in remote, hybrid, and concurrent settings during this school year. They have added so much valuable learning to their Seesaw portfolios. Below are some tips and tricks as we close the chapter to this year.   Tip 1: Check your Account (Continuing in the District)  ...

Progress for Seesaw

Seesaw is making Progress! A new and exciting feature was just made available for our Seesaw for Schools accounts. You may have noticed recently that there is a new tab on your Seesaw teacher dashboard called Progress.   Progress is a great way for teachers to quickly track students’ activities throughout the week. Progress can even help teachers monitor student progress surrounding a specific ...

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 ...