Classroom learning gets a boost from education app Seesaw In high school, I worked furiously to hide my phone from my teachers. If a phone rang in class, student and device were sent straight to the principal, and if we were caught texting, we awaited the wrath of administrators and educators alike. But in the last few years, technology in schools has evolved from being banned to being embraced, and this gradual shift has allowed for the success of apps like Seesaw, a platform that “empowers students of any age to independently document what they are learning at school.” Compatible across a number of devices, including iOS, Android, Kindle, Chromebooks, and computers with Chrome or Firefox, Seesaw is just one of the many educational apps slowly changing the face of education in the 21st century. And much of its popularity seems to be derived from its implicitly collaborative nature. According to the app’s site, “Seesaw gives students a real audience for their work and offers parents a personalized window into their child’s learning.”
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The Real Teachr: Strategy Grouping Template for Reading, Writing & Math Happy Friday!! Yesterday I talked about different types of lesson planning sheets, and even gave you a copy of my lesson planning sheets. Another thing I used last year was a Strategy Group Planning Sheet for Reading. I came up with the idea towards the middle to end of the year, and I wish I had come up with it earlier. This planning page is a quick reference page that you can either keep in your lesson plan book, or you can keep it in your anecdotal reading records binder (I'll talk about this at a later date).