Tricks & Treats Blog Hop [Elementary Entourage]

Elementary teacher looking for a classroom management idea to increase parental involvement in the classroom? Seesaw: a fantastic technology in the classroom app for sharing students work online! Parents can sign in/download the app and receive notifications when their child posts! Great digital portfolios and easy technology integration!

Heya, friends!

I am so happy to be blogging with the Elementary Entourage this month! When I received the e-mail to join, I literally jumped up and down—I was so stinkin excited! The Elementary Entourage are a fabulous group of bloggers!

This month we are sharing a treat of any kind & of course since I am a lover of all things technology—it would only be fitting that my first post for EE be about technology!

I have always wanted my kids to keep some type of digital portfolio but I was not sure of any program to help us achieve this goal. At the beginning of the year, the fabulous instructional technologist at my school showed us SEESAW.

What is Seesaw?

Watch this video:
HOW. AMAZING. IS. THAT? 
This is my first year using it but I am loving everything about it! 
It basically functions like a classroom instagram—Only SO MUCH BETTER because parents can see what their kids are posting as well as what I am posting!
Here are some ways I am using Seesaw: 
Elementary teacher looking for a classroom management idea to increase parental involvement in the classroom? Seesaw: a fantastic technology in the classroom app for sharing students work online! Parents can sign in/download the app and receive notifications when their child posts! Great digital portfolios and easy technology integration!
I created my class and set it to where I have to approve every post and comment before it is seen by others. You can also add other teachers to Seesaw! 
We have our specials teachers on seesaw so they can comment and post to the feed!
Elementary teacher looking for a classroom management idea to increase parental involvement in the classroom? Seesaw: a fantastic technology in the classroom app for sharing students work online! Parents can sign in/download the app and receive notifications when their child posts! Great digital portfolios and easy technology integration!
Parents can download the app and join. They will get a notification every time their child posts! 
They can comment and like just like on instagram! 
Seesaw even generates the email AND handout for you! 
Elementary teacher looking for a classroom management idea to increase parental involvement in the classroom? Seesaw: a fantastic technology in the classroom app for sharing students work online! Parents can sign in/download the app and receive notifications when their child posts! Great digital portfolios and easy technology integration!
Create folders so your kids can categorize their work! 
Elementary teacher looking for a classroom management idea to increase parental involvement in the classroom? Seesaw: a fantastic technology in the classroom app for sharing students work online! Parents can sign in/download the app and receive notifications when their child posts! Great digital portfolios and easy technology integration!
Here is one student example! 
(Names have been blocked our for privacy purposes)
Elementary teacher looking for a classroom management idea to increase parental involvement in the classroom? Seesaw: a fantastic technology in the classroom app for sharing students work online! Parents can sign in/download the app and receive notifications when their child posts! Great digital portfolios and easy technology integration!
What are you waiting for? 
I hope this was a perfect treat for you this month! 
Want to watch some tutorials about Seesaw to get you started?
Click {HERE} to go to their Youtube channel!
I hope this was a PeppyZestyIdea for you! πŸ™‚
Follow my “Digital Learning” Pinterest board so you can stay up to date with new technology ideas! 

I can’t just give you tricks! 
Time for some treats!
My write on wipe on math center games are perfect for your math stations!
Just print and play!

To get this comparing game for FREE and see all my Fall/Halloween products on SALE
Click {HERE}
Pin the image below so you can reference this later! 
Elementary teacher looking for a classroom management idea to increase parental involvement in the classroom? Seesaw: a fantastic technology in the classroom app for sharing students work online! Parents can sign in/download the app and receive notifications when their child posts! Great digital portfolios and easy technology integration!
Amber

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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    Amna
    October 16, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Nice! Seesaw looks so awesome. I have to remember to use that when go back into the classroom next year.

  2. Reply
    Brittany Lynch
    October 16, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks for the great freebie! I've also never hear of Seesaw, so thank for sharing!

  3. Reply
    Mrs. Decatur's Little Gators
    October 16, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    Seesaw looks amazing! I wish we had access to that kind of tech in my classroom! We (sadly) cannot even write grants for it because of our district's sever size. I'll have to tough it out with my binder portfolios! haha So glad we are EE now! πŸ™‚

  4. Reply
    Christina Hermer
    October 16, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    I LOVE!! Seesaw as well. I just started using it and love being able to capture their work digitally. I know there are a lot of options with the app but for right now I am happy to be creating a digital portfolio for each student.

    Christina
    Hanging Around In Primary

  5. Reply
    Tidy Teacher
    October 17, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    SeeSaw looks cool! I will check them out today! I love your FREEBIE. Thanks!

  6. Reply
    Amy S
    October 18, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Love your digital learning ideas!

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