Category: Announcements

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 ...

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Teams vs. Class Notebook

So, what is the difference between Teams and Class Notebook? More and more we are hearing about Teams, but why should a classroom teacher consider making the switch? Both teams and Class Notebook serve their own purpose and a teacher might consider using both in their class or choosing one depending on how they see ...

Preparing Your Seesaw Class For The End Of The School Year

Tips for ending the year right with Seesaw For Schools.

Gimkit

Gimkit’s mission is to create memorable classroom experiences. With Josh Feinsilber (Gibson Ek senior) at the helm, the growing Ed Tech company is positioned to do just that! This year Josh and his advisor, Hillary Nadell, came to one of our Ed Tech meetings to introduce us to Gimkit, a tool that he developed as ...

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Text Pairings/Knowledge Sets in Actively Learn

As you are wrapping up the school year this is a great time to think about what went well and next steps for the upcoming school year. I know, you are waiting for summer to arrive, but right now everything is fresh in your mind so it is a great time to reflect.  While you ...

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Creating Fillable Templates with Word

Did you know that you can make Word templates that are editable and protected at the same time! One aspect that I love about my job is being asked to try something new. Like many teachers, I love learning, so it always provides the opportunity to try something new, here are the steps in creating ...

Seesaw “Best Of” Folders

As we near the end of the school year, and your students have been doing some awesome work in Seesaw.  One way to highlight best work is to have students place that chosen work into a “Best Of” folder.  This is a great way to have your students reflect on all the work they have ...

Brain Pop: Make-a-Movie and Draw About It

A few weeks ago, we shared that BrainPOP is now available on Clever accounts for K-5 teachers and students. If you missed this news, check out the details here! With the new access through Clever, we have additional features for students to show what they know about the vast content available on BrainPOP and BrainPOP ...

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Outlook Add-In’s

Office Add-ins might be one of the most overlooked features of Office. They can be added to any of the office suite (Word, Excel, PPT, and Outlook). We covered some of the add-in options for PowerPoint, but what about Outlook! Outlook add-ins can make your communication more engaging with Emojis or it can add productivity ...

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Small Groups and Editing in Actively Learn

Actively Learn is continuing to make their platform more user-friendly for teachers. Just announced this week are the ability to create small groups as well as the ability to edit previously uploaded Google Docs. First is the new small group function. Under “assignment settings” are two options: Reading settings and Small group settings. Both offer ...