In 3rd grade, students transition to Chromebooks and should be using Google Classroom to distribute Google Docs and SeeSaw for creative learning activities.
Google Classroom saves teacher time and makes differentiation simple! If you are using Chromebooks, you should be using Google Classroom!
Classroom makes it so simple to post content, make copies for each student, organize all docs in Google Drive and assign specific content to specific students. Check out the Differentiation with Google Classroom video below.
Setting Up Your Google Classroom
Differentiate with Google Classroom
The Assignments we've created and shared via our Master Google Classrooms have been designed for differentiation. To use them, you will "reuse" the assignment in your own Classroom, modify it for different groups of students, and then assign the variations of it to different students.
SeeSaw Learning Portfolios
SeeSaw works beautifully on iPads and should be used in ALL K-3 classrooms.
SeeSaw is an easy to use app for students to create understanding, capture their learning and share it with parents. It is the "Swiss Army Knife" of apps because it has multiple tools all-in-one -- drawing, text, photos, video, voice recording, notes and labeling. Parents sign up to view just their child's work, making it a great home communication tool.
To use a SeeSaw activity with students:
- Login to SeeSaw in a new tab.
- Click on the activity card and then click the blue Save button, which saves it to YOUR Activity Library.
- Click on Assign and select your class or edit then assign. Students sign in to Seesaw and follow the steps to complete the activity.
SeeSaw Getting Started Guide
Differentiate with SeeSaw
SeeSaw Activities can be copied and edited and then assigned to different students.