How do I manage schoolwide skills?

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.seesaw-skills-view-track-progress-towards-standards.png

How do I use Skills as part of 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.  

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 

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. 

 

 

How do I import Skills for my school?

  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). If the spreadsheet has multiple tabs, please download each tab you want to upload.
  6. Go to the Skills tab of your school dashboard and click the Skills tab.
  7. Click the Bulk Import Skills button and attach the .csv template.
  8. 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.

Note: If you are using one of the Curriculum Skills Templates we already created, skip to Step 5 above.

You can import skills in bulk for your school that all of your teachers can use. Teachers using Seesaw for formative assessment can tag student posts with school-defined standards and get real time insight into student progress towards key objectives. 

We have templates available for the US Common Core, Australian National Curriculum, New Zealand Curriculum, Digital Citizenship Standards and more!  

Browse Folder with All Skills Templates

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

Skills Import Instructions:

  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)
  6. Go to the Skills tab of your school dashboard and click the Skills tab.
  7. Click the Bulk Import Skills button and attach the .csv template.
  8. You will get an email when your Skills have been uploaded. They are now ready to use!
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