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    Nicki Tempero
    Activities in Seesaw
    14 March
    Public discussion Created by Nicki Tempero

    The Activity option in Seesaw has really been a game changer for many.

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    There are many activities already shared in Seesaw for all different ages. These options are a great place to start before tweaking already created activities or designing your own.

    My wondering is how are you incorporating activities into your programme and incorporating UDL and SAMR to move away from worksheet substitution?   It does take time to develop ideas!.

    How can we apply the SAMR model into activities?

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    Great question Nicki!! This is something I have discussed with quite a few teachers this year. It is too easy to get caught up in digitising something that is just a complete substitute. 

    I think using the SAMR model as a sort of check as as you are creating what you want the students to achieve is a good start. Ensuring that the activity does have that added functionality that they could not have done otherwise. I think having the audio instructions support the UDL approach.

    Also, ensuring that activity does support and enhance the learning goal for the students. For example today I was with a wonderful teacher whose students had challenges around the word 'with'. She looked through some pre-made templates and the word 'with' was not there. So now she has challenged herself to create the template, find the special tracing font and create one specific to her students needs. 

    Remember to add to Allanah's crowd sourced doc if you have any examples to share. Would love to see how other teachers are using activities and where it does sit on the SAMR model. 

    - By Katrina Laurie
      • Katrina Laurie
        By Katrina Laurie
        Mar 14

        Great question Nicki!! This is something I have discussed with quite a few teachers this year. It is too easy to get caught up in digitising something that is just a complete substitute. 

        I think using the SAMR model as a sort of check as as you are creating what you want the students to achieve is a good start. Ensuring that the activity does have that added functionality that they could not have done otherwise. I think having the audio instructions support the UDL approach.

        Also, ensuring that activity does support and enhance the learning goal for the students. For example today I was with a wonderful teacher whose students had challenges around the word 'with'. She looked through some pre-made templates and the word 'with' was not there. So now she has challenged herself to create the template, find the special tracing font and create one specific to her students needs. 

        Remember to add to Allanah's crowd sourced doc if you have any examples to share. Would love to see how other teachers are using activities and where it does sit on the SAMR model. 

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