Category: Tool Bits

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 ...

Canvas New Analytics, Data at Your Fingertips

Canvas New Analytics is available at the course level in Canvas. In order to enable this, you will need to open your course, open settings, and then choose “navigation.” From there, you will want to enable New Analytics (remember to SAVE). It can also be accessed from the course home dashboard. New Analytics offers some ...

Adding Multiple Voice Files to Seesaw: A Powerful Student Support

As educators, we know the power of including audio and visual scaffolds for students. Seesaw is one of our core tools that makes this process simple. As many teachers have found, there is the ability to record captions on a Seesaw canvas page (appears at the bottom of the page), as well as record an audio file ...

Canvas Submission Updates: Webcam & Reassign

Two new features have been made available in Canvas that you might have noticed. First is the option to reassign work to your students, the other (which you may not see on your end) is the ability for students to submit using their webcam. Webcam Submissions Students who have been trying to submit images of ...

Virtual Field Trips with Flipgrid

Are you looking to liven up your virtual teaching with different experiences? Consider integrating virtual field trips into your instruction, with the possibility for students to respond, collaborate, and wonder. Flipgrid has you covered! Why Flipgrid for Virtual Field Trips? Many of the topics compile various links, information, and videos so that you don’t need ...

Canvas + Betterizer = Better Comments Faster

So, first a shout out to Camille Wright, teacher and Skyward guru extraordinaire at Maywood Middle School for sharing this with our team. Betterizer is a Chrome extension that works with Speedgrader in Canvas to help with stored comments. You can easily write five comments of your choice and with a quick click add them ...

Teacher Feature: Zoom Breakouts

Great teaching is happening around our district, whether it is online, hybrid, or in-person. As a TOSA, I have not been able to observe this teaching as often as I have in the past. I might get into a classroom to help solve a tech problem, which I am happy to do, but that often ...

Seesaw Updates, Oh My!

Teachers have spoken, and Seesaw has listened – get excited for some great updates! These features require a Seesaw app update (if you are using the app) for both students and families. If you are using the browser version, these features will be automatically updated and you are likely able to see them already. So… ...

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, ...

Unsync Canvas Assignments

The syncing dilemma of a new grading period in a yearlong course has now fully impacted all of our secondary teachers (with yearlong courses). As you go to sync the new Trimester or Semester, you are faced with a wall of assignments impeding your selection of current assignments. Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling, you finally find the ...