Seesaw can be used in multiple ways! Read about how to use Seesaw with printable activities in your classroom.
Using Seesaw and Google Classroom
With so many schools embracing technology in the classroom, teachers are using various digital platforms with their students. Two of the most common platforms are Seesaw and Google Classroom. Being easily accessible and relatively affordable (Seesaw), these two programs are a go-to for classroom teachers.
I know many teachers are still teaching virtually, at least part of the time. So, of course, Google Slides and Seesaw are being frequently used. However, what if you are teaching face to face and still want to incorporate technology into your classroom? In addition to the plethora of digital activities that are available for Seesaw and Google Slides, you can use these platforms in other ways.
Using Seesaw for student portfolios
Many teachers have students create a portfolio to hold various activities that are completed throughout the school year. Google Drive is a go-to for me as far as organizing and storing teaching resources. This would also work for students to upload and organize their completed tasks. I do have to say though, Seesaw is a bit more kid-friendly, especially for little learners in kindergarten and first grade. Over the last few months, Seesaw and I have become best friends and I am learning the ins and outs of this digital platform.
Adding completed, printable activities into Seesaw is a cool way to share student work with parents and also create a year-long portfolio. Although students may complete printable activities in your classroom, they can still save and share their work digitally. Let’s see how to use Seesaw with printable activities!
Say a student completes a printable task in class. Using an iPad, students can take a picture of their work. Then, they can log on to their Seesaw account and upload the picture to their personal journal.
Once your student adds the activity to their journal, you can make comments on their work or even add a digital sticker (which are totally cool by the way…) Plus, did you know that you can create folders in the journal section of Seesaw? This is a great way to keep track of assignments for your students that you need to later review.
If you are looking for ways to save paper, you could start using sheet protectors for students to complete activities and then upload a picture to their Seesaw journal for you to review at a later time. This would be amazing during center time! Because Lord knows we go through reams and reams of paper when making copies for centers.