Welcome to this Greenbush Crash Course about Seesaw! This course includes tutorial videos, documents, and links to websites that help to familiarize you with basic, intermediate, and advanced features built within Seesaw. Simply proceed through the course by scrolling down this page and clicking on the various links to learn more about the features that you are interested in learning more about. If you find any broken links or have any issues, please contact Ronnie Williams at ronnie.williams@greenbush.org


What is Seesaw?

Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos, and more to capture learning in a portfolio.




Watch the video below to find out how to create a Seesaw account and class



There are three different sign-in modes for students as seen below. You will only need to choose one of them for your students. 


Watch the video below to learn more about the three different ways that you can add students to Seesaw

The image below provides recommendations from Seesaw on which sign-in method to utilize based upon a few different factors. We will cover more about home student learning codes in a different video later on in the crash course.


Remember:

QR codes never expire

Class Codes expire in 60 minutes once generated

Home learning codes expire after 90 days


In addition to adding students, you can also connect parents. Make sure that parents are downloading the Seesaw family app and not the class app.




You and your students have many different options when adding content to the class journal as seen below. 

The video below walks you through utilizing the journal on Seesaw. The journal is the main source of content creation on Seesaw, and this video will provide a tutorial for each of the options that you see above.



The video below walks you through utilizing activities on Seesaw. 

The Seesaw Activity Library is a growing resource of grade-level and subject-specific activities, created by teachers like you! Find ideas that inspire your students to reflect on and share their learning in creative ways. You can also create your own activities using the same creation tools that are found in the journal.




The final video in this Crash Course covers sending and receiving messages in your inbox, creating and posting to your class blog, and the settings menu.


The class blog is a truly powerful tool. If you set one up and are willing to share, please post the link to it in our Seesaw forum here on EdTech Academy! 


Seesaw offers an online training program of their own known as the Seesaw Pioneer program. Here's a link to that website if you are interested in learning more.


Linked at the bottom of this Crash Course you will find a PDF of the most common facts and questions regarding the platform.


Want to earn a digital badge and prove you know how to use Seesaw? Take the quiz linked below and if you score 80% or above email Ronnie Williams and request your personalized digital badge!

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Thank you for completing this Crash Course! If you have any feedback or need any additional help, please check out our forum.

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