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

Supports For Using Seesaw At School And At Home

Seesaw is an Issaquah School District (ISD) supported tool available to teachers and students. Elementary teachers and students at school can access Seesaw for Schools (Seesaw’s paid school service) through their Clever accounts or by using the class QR code in the Class App  and at web.seesaw.me. Secondary teachers and students can access Seesaw’s free ...

Take Seesaw To The Next “Level”

So you have been using Seesaw since the beginning of the year.  You have gotten your parents connected and they are able to see some of the wonderful learning that is going on in your classroom.  But maybe you as the teacher have been doing all the posting.  You have been really good at taking ...

Seesaw Adds The “Send Back” Feature For Teachers.

(Edit:  This feature will actually not be available until January 22, 2020) Seesaw recently rolled out a new feature that finally allows teachers to send a student’s post back to them to re-edit if needed.  This has been a feature request for some time and is finally here!  But… there is a catch. First, this feature ...

Using Seesaw to Showcase Student Learning During Conferences

Hey, Elementary Teachers.  You may not want to hear this yet, but… CONFERENCES ARE COMING! It will be here before you know it and you may be trying to think of some ways to show parents all the great things your students have learned so far since the beginning of the school year. Last year, ...

Seesaw Gets Drafty

Seesaw seems to always be looking for ways to help students show their learning.  They are also really good at listening to feedback from teachers, students, and parents when they have ideas for improving an already awesome tool. One of the most often requested feature over the last few years is Drafts.  This featuer would ...

Reflect Quickly With Seesaw’s Chrome Extension

Being able to reflect on their learning in Seesaw can be very powerful.  Seesaw has some great creative tools like the drawing and highlighter tools, voice or video to explain something, or importing pictures or other files.  There is so much that can be done in Seesaw for students to reflect on their work. If ...

Rethinking Class Newsletters With Seesaw

Do you spend an hour or more creating a class newsletter to inform your families about the goings on in your class?  Do you wonder if your families are even seeing or reading your newsletters?  Would you like to save time, get out important information about your class and know who has and hasn’t received ...

Support Teacher-Parent Communication Through Seesaw

With Seesaw, home-to-school communication is centered on students and their learning. From video reflections to hands-on group projects, students of all ages are empowered to add work to their journal where family members can see it and leave comments of encouragement. With some recent updates, connecting with families on Seesaw is now even easier than ...

Seesaw: Go Big And Go Multi

Seesaw Has Gone Big! And by big, I mean it has made it’s Creative Canvas full screen.  With this increase in space, the canvas allows for a ton of layering with the new expressive drawing tools, the photo tool that now allows you to add and move up to 25 photos freely, the label tool ...

Seesaw Makes Some BIG Updates!

Seesaw just got even better at empowering students with its new updates, released on June 18, 2019.   They have added tools and enhanced existing ones to unlock more opportunities for students to think creatively and reflect on their learning. To take advantage of the updates,  make sure to update the iOS app on iPads or ...