All posts by Kris Coleman

I'm an Instructional Technology Specialist and Health and P.E. Support Specialist in the Issaquah School District. I love working with teachers to implement technology into their classrooms and am especially excited about integrating technology in the Health and P.E. Curriculum. You can contact me in the following ways: email: colemank@issaquah.wednet.edu / phone: 425.837.7123 / twitter: @kmcclurecoleman

Seesaw Wow Work: Giving Students Choice and Voice

Learning is not a passive process. Teachers cannot assume they will have each students’ attention all the time simply by standing in the front of the room and talking. Having engaging visuals and interactive elements within a lesson can help to keep students interested, but to be an effective teacher, we need to help our ...

Make Your Own Seesaw Activities Look Awesome With Activity Icon Shortcuts

Seesaw Activities Library has taken off like crazy.  There are so many activities to choose from by grade level and content area.  And you can take those activities and edit them as your own or even start from scratch something that goes perfectly with what your students learning. But how do those pre-made activities get ...

Seesaw To Have Class Webinars During Computer Science Week

Computer Science week is just around the corner from December 3-9, 2018 .  If you are looking for a way to help your students learn about topics in computer science from experts in the field, check out Seesaw’s lineup of 15-20 minute webinars.  As they say on their recent post about the event, “See and ...

Getting Ready For Conferences With Seesaw

Parent/Student/Teacher conferences may be just around the corner.  Are you ready?  Do you want to unleash your superpowers this conference season?  Check out this post from Seesaw to help you save time in preparing for conferences, give students a voice in the process, and engage families throughout the year. Unleash Your Superpowers This Conference Season ...

Google Search Tricks for Research

  Google Search has become our go-to source for practically every question we have—from simple questions to the philosophical ones. But Google can also be a great starting point for student research projects. Understanding how to use the search engine’s targeted search features is the key to accessing a wealth of credible, accurate information. Common ...

Creating and Using Folders in Seesaw

So, you have been using Seesaw with your students for a bit now.  Things are going great! However, the more posts are made, the longer the class journal scroll gets. You may be finding it difficult to find a post as it gets pushed farther and further down the list as newer posts are added. ...

Getting Families Connected to Seesaw

Nothing gets families engaged more with the classroom like seeing and hearing what their child is doing at school. Seesaw makes it easy to help teachers keep families in the loop and engaged in their child’s classroom through personalized, easy to use, safe, and visual updates through the Seesaw Family App. Connecting families takes a ...

Seesaw Activities Library & Activity Sharing

Seesaw is a great tool for students to digitally document their learning in a variety of ways such as by using photos, videos, voice recordings, file uploads, and even drawings.  Seesaw recently introduced something called “Activities” which enabled teachers to create assignments within Seesaw for their students to complete and post.  This new Activities Feature ...

Four Things Students Need To Create Book Trailer Videos

Looking for an alternative to the traditional book report assignment?  Have you tried getting your students to create book trailer videos before?  Richard Bryne of the blog Free Technology For Teachers describes four things students need to create great looking video book trailers.  From creating a script and finding good images to recording and editing ...

3 Tips To Help Get Students Coding In Your Classroom By Common Sense Education

Common Sense Media’s Education site is a great resource for teachers looking for lesson plans, ed-tech reviews and teacher strategies.  As a part of Computer Science Education Week (December 4-8), they have put a great resource, including a video and tip sheet that explains 3 ways to help get your students coding in your classroom.  ...