After you've created your class in Seesaw and know all the details about it, let's see what kind of activities you can do and use. I'm sharing the must haves for Seesaw!
Upload pdfs to Seesaw
Yes! You probably have tons of teaching resources that you created yourself or bought on TPT. And you can reuse these printables in Seesaw! Simply take a screenshot, here’s how!
Mac users – Command+Shift+4 allows you to select what you want to take an image of.
PC users – Alt+PrntScn will take a screenshot of your screen or try snipping tool by clicking Windows key+Shift+S.
You can also upload the whole pdf file but it should have up to 20 pages (if you need to "delete" unnecessary pages, you'll have to split the pdf).
Watch the video below and see how I've uploaded my freebie to Seesaw.
Use preloaded activities for Seesaw
I've created a wide range of resources for Seesaw. You'll just need to save them to your library and use in Seesaw.
Try a paperless bundle with tons of resources. Perfect for prek, kindergarten, first and second grade!
The following paperless sets are available.
More ways to use Seesaw
- First and foremost, browse the Seesaw activity library full of many free resources.
- Take advantage of various backgrounds in Seesaw. Kids can write or draw on them.
- Ask students to draw something (for example, their "reply" about a writing prompt question) and upload it as a response. They can also draw in Seesaw.
- Ask students to make a poem on a certain topic or with certain words (ex.: Christmas vocabulary).
- Create an activity and add a video from Youtube as a "link". Ask students to watch that video and answer the question/s you mentioned in the instructions. The students should use the audio recording tool, record their reply and add a response to the activity.
- Ask students to take a photo of what they see outside their home. They should upload it and using a labeling tool describe it.
- Ask students to take a photo of objects (practice shapes) and tell what it is using a drawing tool or a labeling tool.
- Ask students to take a photo of a clock (practice telling time) and tell what time it is using an audio recording tool.
- Students can make a portfolio on a topic (ex.: My summer). Ask them to upload 10 photos about their summer. Then they should either write about it using a labeling tool or tell about it using an audio recording tool.
- Ask students to create a step by step tutorial (ex.: How to make salad). Ask them to upload 3-5 photos. Then they should either write the recipe using a labeling tool or tell steps using an audio recording tool.
- Ask students to draw a picture of their mother / grandmother (perfect for Mother's Day) and using a labeling tool write adjectives that describe her.
- Ask students to take a photo of themselves (perfect for Back to school or End of the year) and using a labeling tool write adjectives that describe them.
I'll be adding more ideas to this list while I'm learning too!
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