Washington Tech Tidbits
Washington School - March 21, 2016 - Rachel Labuz
Featured iPad App: Seesaw
Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that allows users of all ages to document and share what they are learning at school. It is a free iPad app that is available on all of our kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and gen ed cart iPads. Intermediate teachers, have no fear... Seesaw is also available in the Chrome Web Store!
Seesaw is a class learning journal that allows teachers and students to create and/or upload work to post in a private class Seesaw feed. Teachers approve all posts. Parents can be invited to see their child’s posts through a different app.
Seesaw posts can be:
Please fill out this survey, if you are interested in being on the Technology Integration Committee or the Apps/Extensions/Software Evaluation Committee for the 2016-17 school year!
Awesome Squiggles is a global art project where classrooms create original art based on four squiggly lines and then share their artwork with others.
There are 2 levels of participation from which you can choose:
- LEVEL 1 - Students create the artwork, and the teacher shares it via Twitter using the hashtag #awesomesquiggles. NO COLLABORATION is required at this level.
- LEVEL 2 - Classrooms will be partnered with another similarly-aged classroom to share artwork through Google Hangout or Skype.
For more information on the project, click here.
If you're interested in participating, register by this Friday, March 25. This year's squiggles are pictured above. :)
If you have a question about the upcoming PARCC assessment, place it on this document, and we will get you an answer as soon as possible.
Osmo uses reflective technology to interact with any iPad and can be used to play 5 free apps that are available for download in the app store (Numbers, Tangrams, Words, Newton, and Masterpiece).
Check out the video below to see Osmo in action. Let me know if you're interested in trying it out in your classroom!