I love using Seesaw in my kindergarten classroom because it is so easy for students to use. It is also a great way to build digital portfolios for you students! This Seesaw tutorial will walk you step-by-step through how to to upload an assignment in Seesaw.
[If you need to sign up for a Seesaw account, you can do that here!]
I have received so many requests to add digital options to my Little Readers units. I have added options for Google and Seesaw, but I wanted to walk you through how to upload the students response pages into Seesaw.
How To Add a New Assignment in Seesaw
On your Seesaw homepage, you will click the green +Add button at the top. Three options will pop up – click Assign Activity.
Create a New Activity in Seesaw
This will take you to your activity library. At the top, click My Library.
Then, click Create New Activity.
Add a Template for Student Responses in Seesaw
This gray box will pop up. You can add the title and instructions now or wait until the end.
To add the response pages, click Add Template for Student Responses at the bottom.
This part can be confusing! Make sure you click Upload.
You can upload a PDF file or images. In the Little Readers units, I gave you all the response pages as separate images so you can pick and choose what you need for the assignment.
When this page pops up, you can drag and drop your file or your images directly onto the page. You can also click Select from Computer at the bottom.
When you have the page or pages that you want, click the green check mark at the top.
This will bring you to the page students will see. You can add any changes or additions you want, but you do not have to.
If it looks good, click the green check at the top.
If you did not add a title and directions earlier, it will prompt you to do so now.
How To Check Student Responses in Seesaw
You will then be able to see students’ responses on the assignment. When they complete the assignment, it will also add it to their digital portfolio.
See? Super easy!
What If I Want To Add an Assignment That Isn’t Digital Already?
Remember, you can upload PDF resources directly into Seesaw! There is a page limit, however. Another option is to save only the pages that you want to assign as a new PDF to upload OR to take screenshots of the pages you want to assign. This tutorial will walk you through how to do both of those things!
Using Google Classroom instead? Students can draw their responses in the Google Classroom app! I show you how here.