Top 5 Reasons to Add a Digital Option to Your Tpt Products

There are so many reasons to consider adding a digital option to your Tpt products! Maybe you've had a Tpt store for a while and are looking for a way to increase the value or your products and revamp some of your best sellers or add a little boost to your store. Digital components to already existing products can be the perfect way to do this!

Let's check some of the top reasons to add a digital option to your print products out! 

Reach more students AND teachers by making your products more versatile! By adding a digital option, it opens the resource up to a buyer who might only be able to use it digitally. 

Teachers love having a choice on how to use your resource. Some might chose print, some might chose digital, and some might differentiate with BOTH! No matter how they use it, they'll love having the choice and freedom to decide what works best with their students. 
AKA- raise the price! Once you add a digital option to your resources, you've added an immense amount of value because teachers can now choose how they use it! They have options, and can most likely use it in different ways to differentiate with their students. This means you can increase the price! 
In a recent poll on Instagram, 90% of teachers said they are more likely to buy a resource on Tpt with both print & digital options. (9% said they only buy digital! And 0% said they only buy print!). Even after the pandemic, digital resources are still highly sought after because they are versatile, easy to use, save paper, allow students to really show what they know & take ownership of their learning, and the list goes on!

Confidently know that your resources are meeting the needs of more teachers and students by adding a digital option. A digital option might include a Google Slides resource, and interactive self checking PDF, a Seesaw option, or even a video or form for students to complete! The possibilities are endless! 

There are SO many reasons to start adding digital components to your products and resources. What's stopping you!? 

And if you're curious about how to get started, you can download the FREE step-by-step guide to walk you through how to begin converting your print products to digital! 

I can't wait to hear what you think! 


Ways To Increase Engagement and Buy-In on Seesaw

I lovvvveeeeee getting students started on Seesaw at the beginning of  the year. 

Customize student avatars in Seesaw

There's something about that fresh portfolio and a fresh start with all the possibilities ahead. 

One of the first things I do to increase engagement and buy-in (not that students really need it because every student I've ever worked with has LOVED Seesaw right off the bat!) is allow my students to choose their icon or avatar in Seesaw. 

In Seesaw, there are three options for students - their initials, an emoji, or their photo. 

In the younger grades, one of the first things I would do is print out all of the emoji options. This alone was exciting for students. I would have them circle their favorite, then I would change their emoji to their favorite! This is a quick and easy way to get students EXCITED about showing their learning. They flip out when they see their emoji! Works every single time! 

Here are step-by-step directions to change student icons in Seesaw. 

Change your Seesaw icon

Change your Seesaw icon

Change your Seesaw icon

Change your Seesaw icon

Change your Seesaw icon

As the year goes on, I like to add a prize box option for students to be able to change their emoji in Seesaw and use it as an incentive. They love this and it's FREE and easy for me! 

Need more ideas to get started with Seesaw? Check out this Getting Started Seesaw resources and this Beginning of the Year Seesaw Challenges Activities, and these Selfie Seesaw Activities in my TPT store!

I would love to hear how you get started with Seesaw in the beginning of the school year, and how you engage students with it!