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 ...

Easily Share and Store Teams Meeting Videos

Like a lot of things this pandemic, the sharing and storing of Teams Meetings videos has changed, changed again and, has now changed, yet again. This time, the change is for the better and brings us back to where things were right before the pandemic, which is to say, that videos are now stored inside ...

Canvas Remaster Grade Passback

Grades are syncing, well most of the time. There is that one pesky grade or assignment that just does not seem to make its way into Skyward. You have checked that it has a due date, it is posted in Canvas, it synced to period 4, why not period 5!? Well, there is a new ...

Canvas Course Content & New Trimester/Semester

Now that you are wrapping up the first trimester (or semester) you might be looking at how to transfer the content to your next course. Or perhaps you are wanting to create a sandbox course to preserve the content or share it with another teacher. Here are the directions on how to get your content ...

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 ...

Live Transcription Coming to Teams

Microsoft Teams will soon improve upon it’s already great accessibility features by adding the option for users to view a live transcript and speaker attribution. So let’s start with speaker attribution. When closed captioning is turned on, users will now also see the name and avatar of the person speaking next to the caption. This ...

Using Live Transcription in Zoom

Video meeting tools like Zoom are in a constant race to provide the most useful live meeting/teaching tools. Zoom recently added one such tool to it’s feature list: live transcriptions. With the simple click of a button, participants in your Zoom meeting can now read everything said during the conversation. Also, both the presenter and/or ...

Connecting with Seesaw Blogs

Seesaw blogs are a great way for students to share their work and ideas and build relationships and connections with peers. Using Seesaw Blogs paves the way for students to become Creative Communicators (ISTE standard) Enabling the Blog in Seesaw allows students to submit a Seesaw activity or post to the blog (after teacher approval) for ...

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