Monday, February 19, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Double Digit Number Practice in Classkick

If you aren't using Classkick in your classroom, you should definitely check it out! Classkick allows teachers to view student work in real time and provide immediate feedback on their work. It makes learning fun and engaging for students, as they use a variety of tools to show their learning. Classkick assignments can also be exported and shared in other ways (like on Seesaw!) Check out the video below to learn a little more.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

App Smash Venn Diagram

An easy way to get a Venn diagram template is to use the Feltboard app ($2.99) - one of my faves! On your iPad, open Feltboard, choose the Venn diagram background, then click the camera to save this blank template to your iPad. This can now be added as a template in Seesaw or background in PicCollage EDU or other apps to help your students organize their thinking.

Below are a couple of examples of using this Venn diagram in Seesaw activities to compare Jan Brett's versions of The Mitten and The Hat. The top one, created by Sally Bishop, has students use Seesaw labels to type in the similarities and differences. The bottom version uses emojis. Students tap the label tool and are then able to move the emojis around the diagram.

Seesaw Activities Galore!

Activities in Seesaw are awesome for so many ways, but maybe my very favorite is the fact that they are so easily SHAREABLE! I love being able to create an activity, then share the link with others to use in their classrooms. Some awesome BPS TILT (Teachers Integrating & Learning Technology) teachers and I decided to start a database of activities, organized by grade level, to share all of these creations with other teachers. This spreadsheet has contributors from Seesaw users all over the Twitterverse, so it's sure to get filled with lots of awesome ideas. Visit to check it out!

Weekly Tech-y News January 22-26

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Weekly Tech-y News

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Reflections & Goals

Mrs. Lang used the app Feltboard ($2.99) to have her first graders illustrate reflections from 2017, and goals for 2018. After creating their Feltboards, they added to Seesaw where they could use the microphone tool to record their reflections & goals. Great, engaging project to elicit some reflections and goal setting from young learners! Click the images below for examples.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Weekly Tech-y News

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Weekly Tech-y News

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Gingerbread Men in PicCollage Kids

This was such a fun, simple way to introduce students (and teachers!) to PicCollage Kids, and the concept of setting an image as a background and having students complete a project. You could either send students an image (via Seesaw or AirDrop), or let them use the web search tool in PicCollage to find a blank gingerbread man template.
I like the idea of using Seesaw Activities to distribute the image to students, plus give them directions. Teachers can give students audio AND visual directions on how to complete the task in PicCollage, then upload to Seesaw under Activities & it will be organized if you tag a skill or folder. I also like that when using Activities, I get the grid view where I can see which students have completed the task, and which I'm still waiting on.

Sunday, December 17, 2017