Join me and my awesome friend Nikki Vradenburg, tech integrationist for Montana PBS, in a Seesaw webinar! This webinar will focus on Seesaw basics and is geared toward beginning Seesaw learners. Webinar will be held from 3:45-4:45pm on Wednesday, November 8th and will be worth 1 OPI renewal unit. Step up available, but no MEA Trade. Sign up below!
Resources for Teachers & Students
- Getting Started with iPads
- Apps for Creating & Sharing
- Fave ABC Apps
- Fave Math Apps
- FREE iPad Apps I Love
- Interactive Whiteboard Resources
- Digital Storytelling Tools
- Tech Tutorials & Infographics
- QR Codes in the Classroom
- YouTube iPad Playlist
- BPS TIS
- Weekly Tech-y Newsletter Archive
- BPS iPad Site
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
I shared an idea on Twitter where teachers could upload templates for high frequency words into Seesaw, and have students "rainbow write" the words using the drawing tool in Seesaw. My amazing friend Sara Malchow used Keynote to create a whole bunch of awesome templates for rainbow words, which you can access here. She also gives directions for adding these to Seesaw, where students can copy & edit to complete the rainbow words. However, using the new Seesaw update with activities, you can not only share these, but save to your activity library to use again and again. Keep reading to see how!
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Run ... don't walk ... and UPDATE YOUR SEESAW APP! The new activities feature is a game changer for your classroom. Choose from the Seesaw library, or create your own. These activities are then saved in your activity library to easily use in your other classes. Excited to use this new feature! Click the image to learn more.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Fall is such a busy and fun time of year, and I know my kindergartners were always super motivated to learn when I could somehow incorporate one of their favorite holidays - Halloween - into my lessons! They love the excitement of Halloween and it helps them to become engaged in so many learning activities. Using the app PicCollage Kids is a fantastic and easy way to let your students illustrate their Halloween costumes and share with the class, and this simple activity could be tied to many different concepts in your classroom.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Make word scrambles for your students! They click copy & edit and then unscramble the sight words.
This same technique can also be used to pre-make labels, place them on top of an image in Seesaw, and have students arrange the labels where they belong.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
These interactive sight word QR codes I made last year were a hit, so here's another set, this time featuring ABCs. The QR codes were created in Seesaw by adding a screenshot of each letter and graphic, then using the microphone tool to record my voice reading the letter name, sound and word. Once posted, Seesaw automatically generates a QR code that even has the image in the middle! Genius! These QR codes can then be printed and attached to the back of alphabet cards to create an interactive learning experience for young learners.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
I created these visuals to help students as they complete projects using the free tool Adobe Spark video. This is available as an iPad app, or can be accessed from Chromebooks or computers via spark.adobe.com. PLEASE NOTE: A sign in with Adobe ID is required before students begin working. I usually sign young learners in under my Adobe ID so all of their projects are synced to my account and I can view their progress. This also makes sign in much easier. You'll only need to sign in once, then it should remember the account information. Click the images to download PDF versions of these visuals.