Seesaw for Parents

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If it is important for you, as a parent,  to be familiar with Seesaw in order to assist your son/daughter with their work, then, hopefully, this page will hold some suggestions for you.  

1. Getting Started with Seesaw - guides from preschool to high school - scroll down the page to view all - each one is a step-by-step booklet and is available in pdf format with multiple illustrations. 

2. Remote Learning with Seesaw - excellent YouTube video by Seesaw explaining how to get started, home learning codes and more. 

3. Handout  - Seesaw - Logging in as a Student (pdf) or click on the images below to get a closer look at each page of the pdf.

Need a closer look at the pages below - click on any image (or here)  to view a larger version

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Suggested Websites for you to introduce to your Son/Daughter
 
Literacy Websites - the websites with a * are highly recommended and free!
  • Kleki -  a super introduction to paint tools - suitable for all ages but especially younger pupils

  • *Storyberries - Great resource to stimulate reading - many 5 minute stories - great for break.

  • *Oxford Owl - You will need a log in but it's free. Can access from home. OWT books and more...sample

  • *Toy Theater - amazing website with loads of fun games to reinforce every aspect of literacy and numeracy, teacher tools and much more.  Simple PowerPoint here to show some of the super games - direct links from ppt slides to games.

  • Khan Academy - always available free - very useful but learning curve to getting started successfully.

  • Sounds Like Phonics - a super website from Fallons to help your child with sounds, linked directly to Irish Curriculum. 

  • The Teacher's Corner - similar to Maths-Aids, tricky to get started but worth it in the end. Makes worksheets also.

  • *World Book Online - can be accessed at home. Super resource for all primary school pupils with videos, games and numerous activities. Sample

  • Get Epic - 30 day free trial - thousands of books.

  • Reading Eggs - 30 day free trial - no commitment - highly recommended by teachers. 

  • *Teach Your Monster to Read - A very popular resource which pupils love interacting with, the website version is free all the time, mostly you must pay for the app version (though sometimes it too can be free). Sample

  • My Storybook - Simple story book creator - very user friendly.

  • Storybird - Create a story/poem from scratch using some beautiful graphics freely provided. Also set up class group.

  • *Storyline Online - Short stories read aloud and recorded on video.

  • *DK Findout - a super website for all children, very colourful and informative without too much detail. Sample

  • Google Treks - amazing 360 degree views of landmarks of the world.

  • Google Arts and Culture - amazing resource, allowing pupils to feel they are in the museum or art gallery (was Google Cultural Institute) 

  • *Viking Dublin - Brilliant source of simple information and cartoon videos on living in Dublin through the ages.

  • Scratch - the most amazing programming website for children that there is.

  • Blockly - a brilliant website to introduce Scratch in 10 super very challenging puzzles.

  • *Jigsaw Game - chance to develop patience, pieces can only join up with correct pieces. Sample

  • Mary Immaculate College of Education - further website links to educational websites and games.

  • Webwise - the Internet safety website for Irish primary pupils - always up to date with information and explainer videos on current apps - a great way to get important information. 

 
Numeracy Websites the websites with a * are highly recommended and free!
  • Seomra Ranga - as you would imagine, directly relates to Irish curriculum - very useful.

  • Sheppard Software - simple Maths games for all pupils. 

  • Weebly - full list of interactive Maths resources and websites.

  • *SEN Teacher - a super website for creating resources.

  • The Teacher's Corner - a super website for creating resources, word-puzzles, scrambled words and much more.

  • *Code.org - a brilliant free website for early coding. It is good to think outside the box sometimes. Sample

  • Blockly - a brilliant website to introduce Scratch in 10 super puzzles.

  • Scratch - Super programming website - used by everyone as program writer for children

  • *Topmarks - the most recommended website of all by teachers for Maths (and more) - Slideshow below with links provided directly to recommended Maths games on Topmarks. 

 

Logging on to Seesaw as Student- Video Tutorials

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 Seesaw  Tools for Parents

 If you are new to Seesaw and need some help to get up and running for the first time then this might help explain the Seesaw tools for you. The video starts with finding Seesaw on Google, logging on as a student using a code from the class teacher, becoming familiar with the Seesaw interface and getting to know the student tools and responding to a set assignment.

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3. FOR PARENTS - if you wish to send the completed worksheet assignment, with answers written in by your son/daughter, using a laptop for this purpose then this video might assist you. Two apps, which are probably already on  your computer, Camera and Photos, are used in this capture. The activity on this video was created using  The Teacher's Corner website. 

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4. FOR PARENTS -  An opportunity to record the work of your son/daughter as completed ON SCREEN (not written on a worksheet). How to capture their responses using the SNIP tool that is freely available to every computer user now and save the resultant file as an image which then can be emailed to the teacher. The activity on this video was created using Toy Theater

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Using VideoLink with Seesaw

In this video, Laura explains how to create a link to a website or online video. In the process she shows how to take the url from YouTube and paste it into SafeTube (now Video.link) in order to avoid any issues with suggested videos from YouTube down the side and also any ads popping up. (The video uses SafeTube - which is the old name, nothing else has changed)

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Using the SNIP tool  

A short simple video showing how to use the SNIP tool, which is available to everyone with a Windows operating system. I hope you find it useful

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