Thursday, July 27, 2017

5 SeeSaw Stations for Training Teachers


SeeSaw is my favorite elementary app ever (for these 12 reasons). But no matter how much I talk about it, describe it, and recite poetry devoted to it in my trainings (not really...but maybe someday), sometimes a hesitant teacher just needs to experience SeeSaw to get what it's all about.

To help spread the SeeSaw love, here are five training stations primary teachers can rotate through and use SeeSaw like a student. The first four stations are aligned to Texas state standards (TEKS) for K-2nd, and the last station focuses on classroom rules and routines. Enjoy!

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Station 1 - Kindergarten Math


Teachers use the photo feature to go on a 3-D shape scavenger hunt looking for cylinders, cones, spheres, and cubes. They then use the voiceover and drawing feature to identify the figure they found.


Station 2 - 1st Grade ELAR/Reading


After reading "Cinderella," teachers identify the beginning, middle, and end of the story using this graphic organizer. Once they've written their response, they'll take turns recording each other retelling the story using SeeSaw's video feature.


Station 3 - 2nd Grade Science


Participants will complete a card sort and put the steps of a chicken's life cycle in the correct order. Then using SeeSaw's drawing tool, they'll create their own representation of a chicken's life cycle, narrating what happens in each step. 


Station 4 - 1st Grade Math


Using Base 10 blocks (printable), teachers model a number between 1 and 120. Then they use the hundreds chart to find patterns of "10 more/10 less." Finally, they record an explanation of the patterns they found on the hundreds chart using SeeSaw's video tool.


Station 5 - Classroom Expectations


Teachers choose a classroom rule, then create a short commercial to explain and demonstrate it to the class. 

8 comments:

  1. These are great, thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome! Glad you found them useful.

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  2. Thank You! I'm definitely using this for my PD Presentation

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  3. Thanks for sharing! I was looking for s fun way to do a workshop for our teachers and this is perfect!

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  4. Thank you. I'm starting as a college teacher ed. professor from being a primary classroom teacher and will be using this in one of my classes for ECE student teachers.

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  5. Using a couple of these to introduce SeeSaw during teacher training. Thanks so much!

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