How Do I Use Skills With My School?

Teachers can use Seesaw for formative assessment and can tag their students' posts with their own set of skills or standards! Optionally, teachers can assign a simple 1-4 star rating to student work to get a real-time understanding of how students are progressing towards key curriculum objectives, inform instruction, and save time on reporting.

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Using Skills with Seesaw for Schools

Seesaw for Schools Administrators can import skills in bulk for your school. Your teachers will have access to your imported set of skills across the entire school.  

Watch our webinar! This 30 minute session will show you how use Seesaw Skills. We'll cover how to import skills in bulk, how to add skills one by one, how to browse the skills view in a class, and how teachers tag work with skills. Register for a live Skills webinar 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 12 pm PST, or watch the recording below.

You can create your own set of skills, or view the Curriculum Skills Templates we have created for US Common Core, TEKS, Ontario Canada, New Zealand, New South Wales, Victorian, Australia, UK, as well as Seesaw Skills, ISTE Student Skills, and Social Emotional Learning Skills

         

 

Create and Upload Your Own Skills

If you would like to transform your school's curriculum into Skills that can be tagged to items in Seesaw, follow the below steps to upload your Skills to your school! 

The process to upload Skills is similar to the Class Roster Import process used to create Seesaw for Schools classes.

Creating your Skills

  1. Make a copy of the Seesaw for Schools Skills Import Template.  
  2. Rename the Seesaw for Schools Skills Import Template to add your school name.
    Ex: Oakhills Elementary - Seesaw for Schools Skills Import Template.
  3. Review the Instructions and view the Example Data tab.
  4. List your skills in the “Your Skills” tab of the spreadsheet.
    You can add up to 2000 skills!
  5. Save this spreadsheet as a .csv file. (File > Download as .csv).
    Note: If the spreadsheet has multiple tabs, please download each tab you want to upload.

Uploading your Skills

  1. Sign in to Seesaw as an Admin.
  2. Click on the Skills Tab.
  3. Click on the Import School Skills button.
  4. Click Select CSV from Computer button.
  5. Locate the .csv that you downloaded to your computer.
  6. Follow the prompts to upload your Skills.

You will get an email when your Skills have been uploaded. Your teachers will see any skills that are designated with the same Grade Level as their classes. Ex: Teachers with Grade 1 classes will only see Grade 1 skills, Grade 2 will only see Grade 2 skills, Other classes will only see Other skills.

Upload Skills using a template from our Library

We have created some Curriculum Skills Templates for you, so you don’t have to!

View the Curriculum Skills Templates we have created for US Common Core, TEKS, Ontario Canada, New Zealand, New South Wales, Victorian, Australia, UK, as well as Seesaw Skills, ISTE Student Skills, and Social Emotional Learning Skills

Saving your Skills 

  1. Make a copy of the Curriculum Skills Template you would like to use with your school.
  2. Save this spreadsheet as a .csv file. (File > Download as .csv).
    Note: If the spreadsheet has multiple tabs, please download each tab you want to upload.

Uploading your Skills

  1. Sign in to Seesaw as an Admin.
  2. Click on the Skills Tab.
  3. Click on the Import School Skills button.
  4. Click Select CSV from Computer button.
  5. Locate the .csv that you downloaded to your computer.
  6. Follow the prompts to upload your Skills.

You will get an email when your Skills have been uploaded. Your teachers will see any skills that are designated with the same Grade Level as their classes. Ex: Teachers with Grade 1 classes will only see Grade 1 skills, Grade 2 will only see Grade 2 skills, Other classes will only see Other skills.

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