Seesaw skills are the renewal for grading which is sadly absent on the app itself. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to find and add skills in Seesaw, modify ratings, and much more.
How To Add Skills On Seesaw
Without any ado, follow the steps to add skills on Seesaw:
At first, visit Seesaw for Schools and log in to the teacher account.
Tap on the Tools menu (wrench button).
Next, select Manage Skills.
Then, choose the New Skill choice.
Type the name for the skill with a quick code (mandatory). However, it refers to your school’s standards, but you can use your assessment techniques as well.
How To Tag Skills On Seesaw
On the other hand, you can include a skill for your Seesaw posts. If you want to set up or use this technique, simply hit the graduation hat below your post. Also, choose Add Skill. Similarly, you can tag skills on new posts:
Initially, log in to your teacher account.
Then choose the Green add button and select a post type.
Then, choose the students you want to tag and modify the viewpoint to skills (default is folders) near the top of the window.
Then, you can tag round about 10 skills per post. Make sure posts for students can also be marked with a star rating.
At last, choose the tick mark button, and your post will be tagged. After that, you can also browse the progress of your students using the skills view choice on these tagged posts.
Also, you can tag skills for earlier posts as well. Here’s how:
Initially, on the teacher account, choose the graduation hat on the required post.
Then, select a skill.
Then add the star rating for a maximum of 10 skills.
Once done, tap the checkmark. You can also follow the students’ progress after using the skills search view, just like with new posts.
How To Use Skills On Seesaw
As mentioned earlier, Seesaw has limited grading tools for teachers. Also, it’s a bit of a letdown. You can use the skill to view daily and record the progress of individual students. The user-interface for skills on Seesaw is delicate and tidy. If you have just one skill included in your classroom will allow the skills view. But it’s good to have various skills for a good assessment.
This view also enables you to find for a particular student, category, or the teaching subject. Also, the teacher can view the skill ratings unless you like to share it.
Note: You can also share it using the parents during conferences on Seesaw.
How To Manage Skills On Seesaw
Well, Seesaw is a very essential tool. The skills you include will be stored across all the classes you teach. Saving you both effort and time. Also, skills will be categorized depending on the teaching grades.
You can modify that if you like to see all skills across all grades (useful if you’re teaching multiple different grades):
Type your teacher profile on Seesaw.
Select the wrenching choice.
Choose Manage Skills and select a particular Skill.
Then, select Edit.
Switch the grade to All Grades and then confirm.
In addition, you can also modify the color scheme for your skills in the Skills tab. If you’re searching how to delete some skills, follow the steps:
Head over to your Seesaw profile.
Input the choices (wrench).
Tap on Manage Skills and choose Archive Skill.
Currently, it’s the only way of deleting skills. Also, you have to do it individually for every skill you like to be erased from your posts.
How To Modify The Rating Of Skills On Seesaw
At last, you can modify the skill rating on the go. However, if you plan you were too strict, or too calm on any given student. While doing so, your existing tagged skills will be updated. Here’s how you can modify the rating:
Initially, Sign in to the teacher profile.
Tap on the wrench and choose the Skills Rating Scale.
Currently, the scale goes from 3- to 6-star ratings. Resize it to your preference, and the modification will update automatically.
The Modern Teaching Approach
Seesaw is a very convenient and practical tool for parents and teachers. It concentrates on progress, feedback, and interaction. Descriptive grading is slowly replacing older grading in many schools all over the country.
Are you agree with these modifications? Is a star system enough for grading, or do you want actual grades? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below.