Creative Tools

Creative tools are designed to empower students to think creatively and better demonstrate their learning! You and your students can add a photo, video, drawing, file, note, or link to any Seesaw classroom using these tools.  

                         

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Creative tools can be found by tapping the green plus sign Screen_Shot_2019-12-16_at_4.11.09_PM.png in your class Feed View.

Students who tap the plus sign will be taken directly to the creative tools.

Teachers who tap the plus sign will be given the option to "post to student journal." Once this is tapped, they will be taken to the creative tools.

 

The Photo Tool

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The photo tool allows students to take pictures of their work. When you tap the photo tool you will be able to take a photo using your device to add directly to Seesaw. Make sure you "allow" camera access when prompted!

You can use this tool to:

  • Add images of student work
  • Document experiences
  • Simultaneously draw and record audio

 

The Video Tool 

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The video tool allows students to take videos. When you tap the video tool, you will be prompted to "select or drop a file" or "record a video." This means students can upload an already created video OR record one live to add to their journal.

You can use this tool to:

  • Record reflections
  • Document experiments
  • Create tutorials for other students
  • Practice reading skills

Our new video tool update allows you to:

  • Use drawing, labels, shapes and more on top of your video
  • Resize your video to fill part of your canvas, making space for creating other content alongside the video
  • Premium users can have one video on each page of a multipage post so that you can mix and match video pages with pages containing other types of content

 

The Drawing Tool 

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The drawing tool allows students to create digital artwork. When you tap the drawing tool, you will be shown a blank canvas on which to create your work. There are a variety of drawing, photo, and labeling tools to choose from, as well as a full rainbow of colors to make your creation your own!

You can use this tool to:

  • Simultaneously draw and record audio
  • Add a photo collage
  • Show what you know
  • Add backgrounds and shapes using the ... tool
  • Create art with expressive pens

Our new drawing tool update allows our premium users to:

  • Record across multiple pages of a multipage post
  • Create a single video that showcases all of your pages

These new features are perfect for telling a story with beginning, middle and end, creating robust instructional content to explain a complex concept, or showing multiple examples!

 

The Upload Tool

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The upload tool allows you to add files to your Seesaw classroom. You can connect Google Drive to easily add files and slides directly from your Drive account.

You can use this tool to:

  • Upload and annotate items from Google Drive
  • Add files to annotate from your computer to Seesaw
  • Free users can upload 1-10 pages of a Google item or PDF and use all creative tools on the first page
  • Premium users can upload 1-10 pages of a Google item or PDF and use all creative tools on all pages
The Note Tool

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The note tool allows you to write and publish text notes. When you tap this tool, you will be shown a lined page where you can type directly.

You can use this tool to:

  • Write a reflection
  • Send an assignment or prompt to students
  • Create journal entries
The Link Tool

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The link tool allows you to add links to your Seesaw classroom. When you tap this tool, you will be prompted to paste a link that you have saved to your clipboard. We take link security very seriously, so we have an expansive list of restricted words to ensure everything that is uploaded and shared via Seesaw is safe for all users.

Our new link tool update allows you to:

  • Easily link to external resources
  • Have multiple links on each page
  • Premium users can link between different pages of a multipage post

 

 

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