Category: Announcements

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 ...

Canvas New Rich Content Editor

It’s a New Year and a New Rich Content Editor (RCE) is making its way to Canvas. Starting January 16, the new RCE will be enforced, so consider making the change now. Here is an introduction of changes you can expect to see. Here is a comparison of the editors in full (left is old, ...

It’s Hour of Code Week! (Secondary)

Computer Science Education Week is happening now, December 7-13, and schools around the world are in! Hour of Code is one of the many ways to celebrate this introduction to coding. Register your school or class to participate and get on the map. Why Participate? Hour of Code has a mission of broadening the field ...

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 ...

Canvas Organization: Gradebook and Grading Periods

Organization in Canvas can seem daunting. Knowing what to add to course navigation, how to organize the modules (newest to oldest or vice versa), assignment groups, the gradebook and more. Here are some tips to help organize your gradebook and some suggestions with modules and assignments for yearlong courses. Gradebook The Canvas gradebook can be ...

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 ...

Canvas Outcomes, Rubrics, & Quizzes

Outcomes and rubrics can be added to your quizzes in Canvas. We will first review how to add Outcomes to your Canvas quizzes (classic and new quizzes). This is great if you are grading based on standards and wanting each question to reflect a different grading outcome/standard. First, you can turn on the Learning Mastery ...

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 ...