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What is one piece of advice you would give to Seesaw users?
16 January
 Public discussion Created by Nicki Tempero
 

Many teachers will be beginning a new school year with introducing Seesaw as well as many continuing on their Seesaw journey. 

What tips, tricks and advice to you have that have worked for you and your class/ school?

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TIME SAVING BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS AND TRICKS 

Notes from a Seesaw online webinar

Class set up

  • Think carefully about the name before you create your account - children and parents will see it. You can change it in the teacher accounts , under the gear shaped link.
  • student sign in can be changed by going through the spanner link 
  • have QR code displayed in the class - DONT share this QR code with families 

Connecting with families

  • send home the letter and/or email- personalise it  . 
  • under the resources families section on the Seesaw page there are links, pictures and presentations you can use for parent nights 
  • translate the letter to parents - if necessary
  • privacy information for schools and families under resources 
  • remember to turn on FAMILY ACCESS when inviting family 
  • Invite for families can be translated 
  • make sure students have posted something in their journals before inviting families . See taskcards and activities for ideas of possible posts 
  • send messages through announcements and messages to parents

Starting with students

  • email sign in  - one time code is needed for the year  ( code lasts 7 days )- printable instructions on website for students to follow 
  • QR login - print out and display for students 
  • under class settings there is a Getting Started guide
  • Seesaw for Schools - paid product . can collect data on use of Seesaw as well as student data

connecting -

ideas.seesaw.me

@seesaw

Instragram - @seesawlearning

FB - Seesaw teacher 

#seesaw

#seesawchatnz 

 

By Nicki Tempero

  • Nicki Tempero
    By Nicki Tempero
    Jan 31

    TIME SAVING BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS AND TRICKS 

    Notes from a Seesaw online webinar

    Class set up

    • Think carefully about the name before you create your account - children and parents will see it. You can change it in the teacher accounts , under the gear shaped link.
    • student sign in can be changed by going through the spanner link 
    • have QR code displayed in the class - DONT share this QR code with families 

    Connecting with families

    • send home the letter and/or email- personalise it  . 
    • under the resources families section on the Seesaw page there are links, pictures and presentations you can use for parent nights 
    • translate the letter to parents - if necessary
    • privacy information for schools and families under resources 
    • remember to turn on FAMILY ACCESS when inviting family 
    • Invite for families can be translated 
    • make sure students have posted something in their journals before inviting families . See taskcards and activities for ideas of possible posts 
    • send messages through announcements and messages to parents

    Starting with students

    • email sign in  - one time code is needed for the year  ( code lasts 7 days )- printable instructions on website for students to follow 
    • QR login - print out and display for students 
    • under class settings there is a Getting Started guide
    • Seesaw for Schools - paid product . can collect data on use of Seesaw as well as student data

    connecting -

    ideas.seesaw.me

    @seesaw

    Instragram - @seesawlearning

    FB - Seesaw teacher 

    #seesaw

    #seesawchatnz 

     

  • Nicki Tempero
    By Nicki Tempero
    Jan 23

    HI imageatrinder

    The student journals are only visible to anyone you invite to view it - eg parents , grandparents etc. The journals can be open for other students in the class to see and comment on posts or there is the open to turn off the viewing option.

    As you mentioned the blogs are the only part open to public.

    Seesaw is a great tool, the majority of students and teachers find it very easy to use. 

    Keep in touch.

    Nicki

  • atrinder
    By atrinder
    Jan 23

    Hi there,

    Just doing a bit of research about Seesaw.  Can the students' journals be public to others outside the school or only the class blog?  We want to have a wider audience for our blogs and are currently using blogger but because there is no blogger app capabilities anymore, it's really hard to post using the ipads.  We want blogging and recording to be easy for our students to use not frustrating :)

    Thanks

  • Katrina Laurie
    By Katrina Laurie
    Jan 16

    I agree imageNicki Tempero.

    The 'Why' is always important to make sure everyone has a shared understanding. The biggest thing for me is to ensure it is student driven and this can take time (skill development, online etiquette, how we share our learning, what we share). 

    My suggestion is to start small and choose 1 thing to focus on to develop student agency. This might be:

    • How we take a photo of our learning and what we say (using text or audio inbuilt tools). You might choose 1 learning area of focus e.g Literacy

    As a team or school take the time to think about how you want to use Seesaw. 

    • Do you want students to see other student's posts?
    • Do you want students to comment on and 'like' other student's posts?
    • Have you looked at your own account settings (turned off email notifications for example)
    • Do you need to approve parent comments? 

    Just a few initial thoughts- what other suggestions do you have?

     

     

  • Nicki Tempero
    By Nicki Tempero
    Jan 16

    I've been supporting a few schools with their Seesaw implementation. Before schools have invited families and whanau into Seesaw schools have generally waited until each child has a few examples in their journal. It was also important for all staff and students to know why they are using Seesaw and also to establish some expectations and consistencies around the process.