Google Classroom and Seesaw are two of the most effective and popular LMS platforms among English teachers in Hong Kong. In considering whether or not these platforms are right for you and your teaching situation, you may ask:
- Why use Google Classroom or Seesaw? What are the similarities and differences?
- How should we use Google Classroom and Seesaw in our daily teaching?
- What are the best features and useful add-ons of each?
- How do we promote the use of Google Classroom and Seesaw in our school?
To answer these questions, Janet Law, a primary school teacher at Sacred Heart Canossian School first introduces Google Classroom and Seesaw in her breakout session and then demonstrates how to use Seesaw. Before watching her sharing below, make sure you have installed Seesaw Class onto your mobile device and get prepared for a hands-on experience later in the session with her. Or check out Janet’s micro-introduction to the right to see if her topic is right for your teaching.
Janet’s “Navigating the New Normal” Sharing Session
View her presentation slides here: https://bit.ly/janetslides
Outline of Janet’s Sharing Session “Experience Sharing of Using and Promoting Google Classroom and Seesaw in the Primary School”
|Why using Google Classroom and Seesaw?
/What are the similarities & differences?
|01:59 – 03:30||different layouts|
|03:30 – 04:21||different natures|
|04:21 – 08:43||more comparison|
|How do we use Google Classroom and Seesaw in our daily teaching?
/What are the best features and useful add-ons?
|08:43 – 11:48||Google Classroom integrated with YouTube videos for sharing resources and assigning homework|
|11:48 – 15:15||Google Classroom integrated with Google Forms and BookWidgets for assessment|
|15:15 – 18:03||Google Classroom integrated with Adobe Spark for speaking and writing practice|
|18:03 – 22:54||Google Classroom integrated with Google Docs and Google Slides for student exercise and teacher feedback|
|22:54 – 25:31||Google Classroom integrated with Google Slides for challenging and interesting tasks|
|25:31 – 26:41||disadvantages of using Google Classroom and advantages of using Seesaw|
|26:41 – 33:20||introduction to Seesaw features|
|How do we promote the use of Google Classroom and Seesaw in our school?||33:20 – 41:36|
|41:37 – 41:48||additional resources to Google Classroom and Seesaw|
|Demonstration of how to use Seesaw||41:56 – 51:18||hands-on experiences in using Seesaw|
|Q&A Session||51:18 – 52:00||how to change the sequence of Seesaw activities|
|52:00 – 53:55||can teachers rate student works|
|53:34 – 53:56||is Skills of Seesaw free for all users|
|54:32 – 55:35||anything to notice when using Seesaw|
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