Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar, "Seesawing in the Classroom" with special guest presenter, Peg Volak

December 10, 2016

00:01 - Peggy George
Hi Liz! Welcome!

00:22 - @bcdtech Maureen
Hello all... Still having trouble with audio... the only way I can hear is via headphones... never remember til it makes me late.

00:49 - Peggy George
We have an amazing team of co-moderators and an Advisory Team on Classroom 2.0 LIVE.

01:04 - Peggy George
Welcome Twilla and Mickey! So glad you could join us!

01:16 - Peggy George
Hi Nancy and Linda! Welcome!!

01:39 - Linda Pospisilova 1
Hi Peggy.

01:40 - Peggy George
Peg uses all kinds of technology in her classroom and she is so inspiring!!

02:06 - Liz
Excited to hear Peg! She was my son's teacher and she is also a colleague - Go Peg!

02:10 - Peggy George
She is such an awesome example of a teacher who goes above and beyond for her students!

02:11 - Lorie Moffat
@Maureen -- that sounds like a system sound setting.

02:18 - Peggy George
that is so cool Liz!!!!

02:27 - @bcdtech Maureen
It's only on blackboard- nothing else

02:32 - Peggy George
Welcome BarbaraC! So glad you could join us!

02:46 - Peggy George
Hi Maureen! Always love having you in the room!!

03:02 - @bcdtech Maureen
Hi Peggy!

03:05 - Susie @shighley #2
I'd like to hear more about Choose to Be Nice

03:11 - BarbaraC 1
Made it, finally!

03:18 - Peggy George
technology has so many C's :-)

03:29 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Yes, me too, Susie.

03:44 - Peggy George
DonorsChoose is such a terrific way to get technology in your classroom!

03:48 - @plnaugle (Paula)
What is Choose to Be Nice?

03:59 - Peggy George
Our Livebinder with all of Peg's resources today: Archives for all recordings:

04:22 - Peggy George
(Peg's Class website) Shortened URL:

04:32 - Peggy George

05:14 - Peggy George
field trips have basically disappeared from classrooms because of lack of funding so it's great that we have technology for virtual field trips :-)

05:25 - Peggy George (Seesaw website)

05:41 - Peggy George
powerful testimony!! Seesaw does it all :-)

06:05 - Peggy George (Follow Seesaw on Twitter)

06:16 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I use Seesaw on our Chromebooks.

06:19 - Peggy George
we love free!!! :-)

06:31 - Peggy George
everything she will be sharing is free :-)

06:44 - Peggy George (Class website)

07:03 - Peggy George
Symbaloo makes a perfect landing page for the students

07:07 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Love her Symbaloo webmix.

07:28 - Peggy George
me too Paula! we need to ask her for the link for it

07:30 - @bcdtech Maureen
I wish all of the logins could be QR codes... I know more are moving that way.

08:04 - @bcdtech Maureen

08:24 - @bcdtech Maureen
@ Peggy- her symbaloo link

08:32 - Peggy George
thanks Maureen!

08:42 - Susie @shighley #2
Many districts have created single sign-ons

08:45 - Peggy George
I'll add that to the Livebinder

09:03 - Peggy George
Hi Ronald! Welcome!

09:12 - @plnaugle (Paula)
The students love making videos about their learning.

09:17 - Ronald Ddungu
Nice to be here

09:54 - Peggy George
yes!!! some great new features!

10:09 - Peggy George (Matt Bergman: Two New Features from Seesaw--text label tools and translation tools)

10:40 - @plnaugle (Paula)
As an ELA teacher, I have my students take a picture of a page in their current library book, upload the pic to Seesaw, and then record their voice reading the page.

12:04 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Welcome, Aisha. Glad you are joining us.

12:20 - Peggy George
great idea Paula!!

12:24 - Aisha
thanks a lot

12:58 - @bcdtech Maureen
very nice!

13:07 - Peggy George
what a great way to transition from paper to computers!

13:25 - BarbaraC 1
great idea @phaugle i could do the same in my french class

14:57 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@BarbaraC Most of my students have their own headsets with mics, so do the recordings can be happening in the corners of the room without too much noise from others.

15:00 - Lorie Moffat
If anyone has a question for Peg, please ask here in chat.

16:02 - BarbaraC 1
we're not ipad rich so would have to be as a one-off for me

16:13 - Peggy George
This is an excellent review of Seesaw by a teacher: (Seesaw review by Denise O’rien, Locust Grove Tech Tidbits on Smore)

17:02 - @plnaugle (Paula)
How many devices do your students have, Peg? How often do they add to their Seesaw portfolio?

17:14 - Peggy George
they don't have to worry about spelling with audio :-)

17:31 - Anna Bourke
Could seesaw be used in all grades like middle or high school or would it not be age appropriate?

18:08 - Peggy George
yes definitely Anna! even is great for adults

18:09 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@BarbaraC. I only have one iPad, but my students share Chromebooks. They can add to their Seesaw portfolio using them.

18:45 - @bcdtech Maureen
? for later I noticed that Peg has Google Classroom on her Symbaloo- Is this used as part of the daily routine or ? Is it integrated with Seesaw at all?

18:50 - Peggy George
in case you missed the link our Livebinder has all of her resources today

19:08 - Patti Ruffing
I was unsure about use with older kids, depending on the kids, but because when they log in they have access to everyone's work, I was concerned about mischief

19:13 - Peggy George
some things might fit into several subjects

19:44 - Peggy George
great comment Patti! we'll ask Peg what her experience is with that.

20:43 - Peggy George
wonderful that Seesaw creates the QR code for you

20:58 - @plnaugle (Paula)
3-8 Seesaw Student Challenge Teacher Instructions - Google Docs

21:22 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Anna, seesaw is great for all ages.

21:22 - Peggy George
thanks Paula!

23:01 - Peggy George
what fun!!! sleepover with stuffed animals!

23:01 - Anna Bourke
Thanks Paula!

23:46 - @plnaugle (Paula)
If you like brag tags, I use these after my students have used for a few weeks. Seesaw Certified - Student Badge - Google Docs

23:46 - Peggy George
shorter is better :-)

23:53 - Susie @shighley #2
I would be interested to know if she has an estimate of the average time she spends each day reviewing all the things students have submitted

23:53 - Liz
How do you address interfacing with the families who do not have technology access? It seems like while using 21st century technology is fantastic on so many levels, it can create a huge gap for those who do not have it at home. How do you close that gap?

24:47 - Peggy George
that's a great question Liz!!

25:11 - Ronald Ddungu
In order to try out with technology we may not wait until all the homes get the required tools.

25:47 - Peggy George
This is what Peg mentioned earlier. Seesaw Coders (Computer Science Week)

25:51 - @bcdtech Maureen
Is there speech to text- aside from Siri? If you are using it on a Chromebook- can they speak and have it type the caption?

26:09 - Patti Ruffing
Is there a way to save student digital work from year to year or if the parent does not choose to pay and download, is it then gone at the end of the year?

26:15 - Peggy George
what a great idea for protecting student identity

26:24 - Peggy George
Hi Wes! So glad you could join us!

26:41 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
sorry I'm late! glad to join - I LOVE SeeSaw!

27:21 - Peggy George
there are so many tools that work with Seesaw!

28:32 - Susie @shighley #2
That seems like pretty impressive writing for a second grader.

29:05 - Peggy George
there are so many ways Peg is using Seesaw to give her students a choice about how they will share!

29:11 - @plnaugle (Paula)
One of my students practicing her reading fluency on Seesaw -

29:17 - Peggy George
Shadow Puppet- easily imports to Seesaw (Stuffed Animal Sleepover)

29:26 - Peggy George
Shadow Puppet -easily imports to Seesaw (Fire Prevention Assembly):

30:05 - Peggy George (Penguin Science Education Page: Breaking News-resources for Antarctica Skype call)

30:42 - @plnaugle (Paula)
We started using Seesaw on our first day of school this year -

31:12 - Peggy George
Hi Laviniea! Welcome!

31:40 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I enjoyed reading that post you shared about how SeeSaw grew so fast Peggy... interesting that SeeSaw was a "pivot" for the company after Shadow Puppet didn't look like it would be profitable as the company's only product

31:58 - Peggy George
yes that was a great post Wes!

32:13 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
very interesting about having a "pen pal" SeeSaw account!

32:25 - @plnaugle (Paula)
My students making molded cranberry relish before Thanksgiving -

32:34 - Peggy George
How to Set Up Folders:

33:18 - BarbaraC 1
i need to look into how I can use it to communicate with our class in France

33:29 - Peggy George
Seesawing Around the World (Global Project for Spring, 2017)

33:43 - Peggy George
fill in that form if you'd like to participate in the spring :-)

33:45 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I would love to get some of our elementary teachers using SeeSaw involved in a global collaboration like that

34:00 - Peggy George
Sign Up for Seesaw:

34:24 - Peggy George
How to Set Up a New Classroom (QR Code):

34:32 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Wes We used it as participants in If You Learned Here project last year

34:32 - Rawya Shatila
I wish I can join, but the time difference is a problem

34:33 - Peggy George
How to Set Up a New Classroom (Email/Google Sign-In):

34:56 - Peggy George
Sign up Rawya! I'm sure something can be worked out :-)

35:06 - Rawya Shatila
I will :)

35:23 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Wes- here's that link

35:24 - @bcdtech Maureen

35:44 - Peggy George
fun! I scanned it and it says Seesaw is the best APP! :-)

36:03 - Peggy George
How to Manage Class Settings:

36:03 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
awesome, thanks Maureen! :-)

36:24 - Peggy George
Seesaw Help Center:

36:44 - @bcdtech Maureen
Can you have co-teachers on See Saw?

37:22 - BarbaraC 1
so for QR access you need to use iPad but on the web you'd have a temporary code. Is that right?

37:42 - Peggy George
that's so easy and fast!

37:50 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
yes you can have co-teachers Maureen

38:05 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I think the free account lets you have 1 co-teacher, if you have a paid account you can have more

38:06 - @bcdtech Maureen
Thanks Wes. I thought so, but hadn't done it

38:50 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
great idea of having a 'teach me' folder with a * at the top

38:57 - Peggy George
love the idea of a "Teach Me" folder! Didn't know about the asterisk!

39:43 - Peggy George
is all of their work with Seesaw done during the school day with the class?

40:33 - Peggy George

40:57 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I'm going to work with some of our teachers using the 'skills view' next semester

41:16 - Peggy George
How to Manage Class Settings:

41:29 - Anna Bourke
Do you use standard based grading?

41:42 - Susie @shighley #2
I really appreciate all of this screen sharing.

41:55 - Peggy George
me too Susie! so helpful!

42:00 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I wonder what percent of classroom SeeSaw users are using the blog feature now?

42:07 - Peggy George
and it will all be in the recording so we can review it later

42:32 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
good tip on enabling the editing button

42:39 - Liz
If I teach students in different grade levels, would I put them all in once class? Or would I set up different classes? Also, if they are in another teacher's class, can they also be in mine?

42:46 - Peggy George
How to Set Up Folders:

44:25 - Peggy George
How do you handle the kids who do not have permission to be connected?

45:02 - BarbaraC 1
Liz, you set up your own classes so your kids can also be in other teacher's classes. you only see your own classes.

45:14 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I wonder how many classroom seesaw teachers are mainly using iPads? I know it's cross-platform but I suspect the majority are iPad classrooms

45:19 - Liz
Thanks Barbara

45:22 - Peggy George
What Do We Post in Seesaw? WOW Work:

45:33 - Peggy George
Seesaw - Walk Through Seesaw Parent Experience:

45:44 - Peggy George
Seesaw- Walk Through Student Experience in Class Code Sign In Mode:

45:59 - @bcdtech Maureen
@ wes- I think with more Chromebooks coming out with touchscreens we may see more in use by younger kids

46:07 - Peggy George
do you all know what app smashing is? :-) combining multiple apps to create something

46:49 - Peggy George
Lots of great tutorial recordings: PD in your PJs

46:54 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
yes you're probably right Maureen. I was just hearing yesterday about some schools using the "Yoga" touchscreen Chromebook by Lenovo

47:37 - Peggy George (Follow Seesaw on Twitter)

47:46 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
is there a twitter hashtag that SeeSaw teachers are using to share examples?

47:49 - @bcdtech Maureen
I have the little Asus flip and just bought the Acer R13. Love the touchscreens and the flip... Not sure about durability in the classroom.

48:09 - Patti Ruffing
How is Peg using Google Classroom with her second grade? I saw something coming from Google Classroom on one slide but I don't remember what it was - do they have accounts?

48:14 - Peggy George (Seesaw Learning Journal Chrome Extension)

48:22 - Peggy George (Seesaw Learning Journal for Android)

48:25 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
great job Peg! woo hoo!

48:34 - Patti Ruffing
@Maureen We have a set of Asus flips on order for one class

48:40 - Susie @shighley #2
This was great!

48:42 - @bcdtech Maureen
Thank you Peg! so much information!

48:50 - Peggy George (Larry Ferlazzo: Seesaw is a Learning Journal for Students)

48:54 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Patti- I love mine!

49:15 - Liz
Peg, you are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing :-) Jacob was so fortunate to have you as his teacher. We'll have to get together and swap stories and ideas !!

49:16 - Laviniea Stanusi
Thanks Peg! Great ideas!

49:41 - Peggy George
I embedded the Twitter feed for Seesaw in the Livebinder so you'll be able to see the latest tweets :-)

49:58 - Peg Volak

49:58 - Peggy George

50:07 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Check out the #Seesawchat archives on Participate Learning - Chat

50:39 - Susie @shighley #2
Ipevo is supportive of edcamps too

50:40 - Peggy George
yes Paula!!! I love how Peg is using Participate Learning to collect resources!

50:55 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Liz that is so cool your son was in Peg's class and you are here! She is definitely an exceptional teacher!

51:33 - Liz

51:45 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
no there is not speech to text now

52:06 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
but yes you can use Siri

52:29 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
you use SeeSaw during parent conferences!

53:02 - Peggy George
love it!!!

53:04 - Ronald Ddungu
I will try it for projects as a starting point. Great App

53:07 - Liz
Hi Sharon! Are you the Sharon I think I know from Got Strings?

53:41 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Wes.. wondering about using it with older kids who need the STT/TTS support for writing- on Chromebooks. They could just do audio, but I would rather have Speech to Text to reinforce.

54:16 - Peggy George
good that you can choose view or edit depending on your students

54:18 - Liz
Peg - Jacob just came in. He wanted to say hi!

54:30 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I think you'd need to use some other google chrome extensions for speech to text, then have students record their ideas into SeeSaw

54:33 - Peg Volak
hi Jacob!

54:48 - Liz

54:59 - @bcdtech Maureen
@wes- yes, they have other options, but it would be cool if it was built in

55:06 - @bcdtech Maureen

55:08 - @plnaugle (Paula)
We would love it if Jacob could take the mic and say something about Seesaw.

55:26 - Peggy George
I just learned about VoiceBase this week.

55:46 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
I just asked @sfryer what she's used most recently on Chromebooks for text to speech and she's looking it up

56:11 - Peggy George
that would be awesome Paula!! Is Jacob shy about speaking on the mic? :-)

56:22 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
thanks Peggy, hadn't heard of VoiceBase...

56:45 - Ronald Ddungu
It was great learning about Seesaw.

56:48 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
yes students can be in multiple classes

56:56 - @bcdtech Maureen
@ Wes We have read & write for google chrome subscription for the district, so that is my go-to.. or voice typing in docs

57:26 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
are you pretty happy with the functionality of read and write for chrome, Maureen?

57:51 - Peggy George
Seesaw Twitter Feed @seesaw

58:08 - Liz
I don't know...he probably wouldn't mind speaking on the mic

58:31 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Google Classroom can readily show you who hasn't turned in an assignment, easier for that than in SeeSaw

58:37 - @bcdtech Maureen
@wes Yes! They keep adding more and more functionality and if you go district wide the price point can't be beat... it was $1.5/student for our district. vs the annual price of 100/student

58:54 - Peggy George
Liz you have microphone permissions. Just click on TALK when he's ready to speak :-)

58:55 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Google Classroom is more "schooly," oriented more toward assignment turn in. SeeSaw is more portfolio oriented

59:00 - BarbaraC 1
i need to leave now. how can i come back to this?

59:20 - Peggy George
everything is being recorded and the recording will be posted in a few hours

59:37 - Peggy George

59:40 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
thanks Maureen - that feedback is good to hear

59:46 - Peg Volak
Come on, Jacob!

59:49 - Liz
He's thinking about it

59:50 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Yes Jacob!

1:00:02 - Peggy George
would be so much fun to hear from a student

1:00:05 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Jacob, Jacob, Jabob.

1:00:07 - BarbaraC 1
I'm new to this where will it be posted?

1:00:08 - Peggy George
his mom is Liz

1:00:12 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Teachers would love to hear from you and your opinions of SeeSaw, Jacob

1:00:23 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
yes but you were an expert last year, Jacob!

1:00:28 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Jacob is with Liz

1:01:22 - Peggy George
I'll add the recording to the Livebinder once it is ready.

1:02:30 - BarbaraC 1
Thanks folks

1:02:56 - Laura Antichi
Great Webinar!

1:03:14 - Tiziana Angiolini ( ITALY)
Thanks a lot!(y)

1:03:16 - Peggy George
that's a great way to transition into blogs using "My Notes"

1:03:35 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
thanks for answering that.

1:03:59 - Peggy George
great advice/example to start slowly

1:04:29 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Virtual applause for Peg Volak and all she does with Seesaw. Great presentation. :)

1:04:36 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
great webinar today!!!!

1:04:39 - Peggy George
thank you soooo much Peg for your fantastic presentation!!!!

1:04:47 - Liz

1:04:51 - Anna Bourke
How will I be able to watch this again?

1:04:59 - Peggy George
we all learned so much!!!

1:05:07 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
Anna it will be archived on

1:05:07 - @bcdtech Maureen
Going to share with other teachers Thanks!

1:05:16 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
also on the Classroom 2.0 YouTube channel

1:05:35 - Peggy George
Valerie Lewis is amazing!!!! She is everywhere and shares so many great things with teachers!!!

1:05:44 - Linda Pospisilova 1
Thanks a lot. Also for the recording

1:05:47 - Peggy George (The Learning Revolution Network created by Steve Hargadon.)

1:05:55 - Peggy George (Host Your Own Webinar

1:06:01 - Janet P
Thanks a bunch!

1:06:05 - Peggy George (Nominate a Featured Teacher for our shows--you can nominate yourself too if you’ like to present for us)

1:06:14 - Peggy George (Classroom 2.0 LIVE survey link to request PD certificates for live or recorded webinars)

1:06:19 - @wfryer Wes Fryer

1:06:29 - Peggy George
thank you all for joining us today!!!

1:06:35 - Peggy George
Have a fantastic weekend!

1:06:46 - @wfryer Wes Fryer
thanks Peggy, Paula, Lorie and Peg! Woo hoo!!! And Happy Holidays :-)

1:06:51 - Peggy George
Huge thanks to Patti R for sending out our certificates every week!

1:06:56 - Patti Ruffing
Thanks, Peg, great info