How to use the Seesaw Activity Library

The Seesaw Resource Library is a growing resource of grade-level and subject-specific activities and includes the Seesaw Library, School & District Library, and Community Library

Browse free ideas that are ready to be assigned to your students today - or modify any Activity to meet the needs of your students. The Seesaw Resource Library was built to help all Seesaw teachers find high-quality lessons that inspire and deepen student learning.

🌟 Pro tip: if you're searching for an activity, use quotation marks around the activity name in the search bar! This can help you find exact matches if you know the title of the activity you're looking for. For example: "kindness matters" will retrieve only activities with "kindness matters" in the title. 
  

How do I find an Activity? 

To get started with the Seesaw Resource Library, follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to your Seesaw teacher account.
  2. Tap Library. Alternately, from the Activities tab you can tap Browse Resource Library.
  3. Browse the Resource Library by grade, subject area, or trending topics.
  4. Click on a collection of Activities or individual Activities to see additional information, such as student-facing instructions, templates, and teacher notes.

    5. Click the heart Save icon to save the activity to your personal My Library tab.
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  5. Click the My Library tab to view all of the Activities you have saved.
  6. Tap on the [...] button to organize, modify, or remove activities from My Library.
How do I organize my saved Activities?

Collections are a great way to organize activities in the My Library tab. 

  1. In My Library, scroll to the My Collections.
  2. At the bottom of the screen navigate to the bar that says Create a new collection.
  3. Type in your desired collection name and tap Create.
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Teachers can also add Activities from your Library to your Collection by tapping an Activity.

Tap the [...] button and select Add to Collection.

 

Note: If you delete a collection, the Activities that you saved in that collection will still remain accessible in your Library. They will move to the 'Activities not in a collection' section.

 

How do I assign an Activity to my students?
  1. Once the activity is saved, or if you are selecting an existing activity from the Seesaw Resource Library, tap Assign to select the class(es) where you would like to publish the activity. 
  2. If desired, edit the activity. You can edit the activity name, template, instructions, teacher notes.
  3. Select Student Groups and/or Students who you would like to assign the activity to.
  4. Tap Save.
  5. Select the activity start date and due date.
  6. Choose any skills you would like to associate with the assignment.
  7. Select the folder(s) where you want the activity to live.
  8. Tap Assign Now.
  9. All assigned activities will appear in the Activities tab in your Seesaw class. Students will tap the Activities tab to see new activities.
Want to share your favorite activities with other teachers? Follow instructions here.
How do I search the Activity Library by standard?
Add standards to the "Teacher Notes" field and then the activity will be returned in search results.

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Search for the standard with quotation marks, "CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NBT.A.2" to access any activities that teachers have added with this exact standard.

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How do I search the Activity Library by language?
If you are trying to search the Seesaw Activity Library for Activities in a specific language, there are a couple of choices. 

First, you can search for the World Languages subject. This will pull up all Activities that have been tagged to this subject. 

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Additionally, you can update your search url to include the specific two-letter language code for the language you are looking for. 

For example, using the url https://app.seesaw.me/activities/search?query=&lang=fr will show Activities in French. The url https://app.seesaw.me/activities/search?query=&lang=es will show Activities in Spanish. 
What happens to My Library from one school year to the next?
The Activities that you save in your My Library tab will remain accessible in your Seesaw account year to year unless you manually remove them. 

If there are Activities that you would like to remove from your My Library tab, tap the [...] button and select 'Remove from Library.'
What happens to my Activity Library if I move from a Seesaw for Schools subscription to free Seesaw?
The Activities that you save in your My Library tab will remain accessible in your Seesaw account if you move to free Seesaw from a Seesaw for Schools or a Seesaw Premium Features trial. 

If you have more than the 100 saved Activities allowed for free Seesaw in your My Library tab, you will need to remove Activities from your Library before you can add additional Activities. If there are Activities that you would like to remove from your My Library tab, tap the [...] button and select 'Remove from Library.' At this time there is no option to remove Activities in bulk. 

 

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