How do I use the Activity Library?


The Seesaw Community Library is a growing resource of thousands of grade-level and subject-specific activities, created by teachers in the Seesaw community. 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 free Seesaw Community Library was built to help all Seesaw teachers find high-quality lessons that inspire and deepen student learning.

 

How do I assign an Activity? 
To get started with the Seesaw Activity Library, use the steps below to save and assign an Activity:
1. Sign in to your Seesaw teacher account
2. Tap the green Add+ button.
3. Choose 'Assign Activity.'

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4. Browse the Community Library by grade and/or subject area. Click on a collection of Activities or individual Activities to see additional information, such as student-facing instructions, templates, and teacher notes.

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5. Click the heart 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 from the Community Library! You can also modify Activities you’ve saved or create new Activities in your ‘My Library’ tab.

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How do I organize my saved Activities?
Collections are a great way to organize activities in the 'My Library' tab. 

1. Tap the green +Add button.
2. Choose 'Assign Activity.'
3. Then, tap 'My Library.'
4. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap the bar that says 'Create a new collection.'
5. Type in your desired collection name and tap 'Create.'

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6. Add Activities from your Library to your Collection by tapping an Activity.
7. Tap the [...] button and select 'Add to Collection.' 

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How do I assign an Activity to my students?
From your ‘My Library’ tab, click any activity, then click 'Assign' to publish to your class(es) as is, or click [...] below the post, then click ‘Copy and Edit Activity’ to customize the activity. Once your activity is customized, you can assign it to your classes or individual students.

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, you can either tap on the pink heart or tap the [...] button and select 'Remove from Library.'
What happens to my Activity Library if I move from a Seesaw for Schools subscription or Seesaw Plus 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 Seesaw Plus subscription. 

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, you can either tap on the pink heart or tap the [...] button and select 'Remove from Library.' At this time there is not the option to remove Activities in bulk. 

 

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