Unit Title

Who We Are:
“Creating Digital Portfolios and Footprints”



Designed by

Nicholas Garvin

Time Frame

6 Weeks to provide to provide foundation Dig Cit Skills  & a develop collection of student SeeSaw work/posts.

Stage 1- Desired Results

Establish Goals

Standards: ISTE standards

  1. Empowered Learner

Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. Students:

b. use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

      2. Digital Citizen

 Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical. Students:

  1. cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.

PYP Key Concepts & Skills

Key Concepts: Function, Causation, Responsibility

Transdisciplinary Skills

-Self Management Skills: Informed Choices
Thinking Skills: Acquisition of Knowledge, Analysis
Social Skills: Respecting Others

-Communication Skills: Listening, Speaking


Learners will be able to....

The students will develop an online presence in the form of a digital portfolio.
They will understand their role in the creation of their digital footprint and what it means to be a digital citizen.

They taking ownership of their own work they chose post on the internet and learn to become responsible digital citizens.



Learners will understand that...

  • Their trail left in cyberspace by the use of digital communication.
  • The actions and impact of the posts they create
  • Their role in the creation of their digital footprint
  • How their learning and posts change overtime

Essential Questions

Learners will keep considering...

  • What is a digital citizen?
  • What makes a good SeeSaw post?
  • What is my responsibility with the ipads/ SeeSaw etc.
  • What is a  digital footprint ?


Learners  will know…

  • How to use technology appropriately
  • How to  insert media into their SeeSaw Journals
  • How to create a goal in the form of a SeeSaw activity

Learners will be skilled at...

  • How to use SeeSaw to post their work and communicate with peers and family member.
  • Using ipads appropriately to create and share information
  • Being reflective in their observations of other student’s learning journals

Stage 2- Evidence


Learners will show that they understand by evidence of…

GRASPS Task written in student-friendly language:


I can find out about other people’s learning journals and communicate with my parents and classmates using technology
I will be choose my work and upload to SeeSaw.
I will create a goal for myself showing how I can remain a good digital citizen


You will learn how to use SeeSaw and have ownership over the work you choose to upload.

You will also share and review your SeeSaw portfolio with other students to give and receive feedback.


Teachers, Parents & Classmates


You will  work and collaborate with teachers, other students directly and  parents/grandparents indirectly
You will also be supported by your Grade 2 reading buddies who will come visit twice throughout the 6 lessons.

You will be given freedom to experiment with SeeSaw through trial and error.

I will scaffold and model how to use SeeSaw but most of it will be up to you.
Throughout each lesson you will reflect on what you create and decided whether or not it deserves to be posted to your learning journal.


You will create a digital portfolio showing your learning journey showing your learning journey and understanding of SeeSaw. During the last lesson you will use SeeSaw to create a  goal showing how you chose to remain a good digital citizen.


Learners  will show they have achieved Stage 1 goals by demonstrating their understanding through the Six Facets of Understanding...


Student will collaboratively come up with Essential Agreements for their digital tools (Ipads, SeeSaw and other apps). They will communicate and justify why they chose their selected posts.

They will explain their understanding of on the digital tools used


Students develop the thinking skills of acquisition of knowledge and analysis through viewing other Kindergarten students’ learning journal. They will learn from one another and understand that each person’s learning journey is different but the same. Throughout this process they will develop their own style of presenting and showcasing work based on their individual experiences and personality.


Students will critique their work through self reflection by watching their videos and reviewing the content they post. They will also receive feedback from peers (other Kindergarten students and Grade 2 students) as well as their parents and grandparents.

Have perspective

Participate as the audience and the presenter.  What would a new student think of us if they saw our posts? What do you think  another teacher, who doesn’t know you, should need to see in your SeeSaw journal? The students will also have a chance to observe  Grade 2 student’s digital portfolios.


Be mindful of your feedback to others. Remember that we are all in this together and each learning journey will be a bit different. Use positive language and stick to our mindful communication charter and Ipad essential agreements.

Have self-knowledge

The students will have the opportunity to reflect on the content they chose to post. They will understand
Self Management Skills through making  informed choices about the images and videos they select.
While reviewing each other posts, they will also gain knowledge of social skills by respecting others while providing feedback on their learning journals.

Stage 3- Learning Plan

Time Frame

Learning Events

Progress Monitoring

Activity 1

Create Ipad Essential Agreements, appropriate use.

Model how to add a Seesaw post to my students.

  & What is a digital citizen?  

Students to draw their initial interpretation
Seesaw Student Intro Presentation

Taking Selfies and uploading them to SeeSaw, creating our profile photo. (1st post)

Activity 2

Learning how to upload a photo from the camera library. Choosing work from our Art Folder and use the camera app to take a photo of the work we selected.

The students will create their 2nd post by uploading a photo of their artwork.

Work in groups to take a photo and add it to Seesaw.  

Watch SeeSaw Video on Wow Work


Meet with Grade 2 buddies and have a look at their SeeSaw Journals.

Teacher observes how students collaborate using technology and transferable skills

Activity 3

Uploading Wow Work (3rd Post)

Accessing peers learning journey through QR codes.

What did we learn from viewing our Grade 2 buddies’ learning journals?

Discuss how everyone has to be responsible for their own digital footprint.

What makes a good SeeSaw Post?

 Discussing eye contact and speaking confidently into the camera

 Discussing the importance of sound and light, and caption.

 Intro into using microphones to begin to record our voice and videos. Model how to add a voice recording.

Then practice using the camera app.
Students save files on the ipad and review them with peers.
Whole group discussion showcasing a few different videos.

Teacher observes how students collaborate using technology and transferable skills

Activity  4

Reflecting and critiquing our own digital work for our weekly SeeSaw upload.

Students will chose one piece that they are most proud of and upload it to their learning journal. (4th post)  

In groups of four students will share their SeeSaw posts and take turns recording each other to complete one upload per person.

Digital Footprint Questions: How do you want to be viewed? Did you present yourself positively?”  Once finished, share and discuss your posts with other groups.

Teacher observes how students collaborate using technology and transferable skills

Activity  5

Reviewing Parent Comments and Feedback.

Discussion on Netiquette

Commenting on our friends work, using emojis. Discussing online manners and responsibilities when communicating with parents and peers.

Using Emojis to communicate meaning.
Emoji Bio


Present See-Saw Learning journals to Grade 2 learning buddies and allow them to assist with Emoji bios.

Monitor comments and exchanges left by students and parents.

Activity 6

Final Reflection & Discussion :

What have you learned?

What do you still wonder?

How did we learn?

Final Post - Share Goal on Remaining a good Digital Citizen


After this the student will continue to use SeeSaw regularly, create more goals,  independently document Wow Works and their favorite pieces of work and reflect on their progress.

Monitor comments and exchanges left by students and parents.

Teacher observes how students collaborate using technology and transferable skills

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