Seesaw: The Learning Journal
By Seesaw Learning, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio. Seesaw empowers students of any age to create, reflect, collaborate and share. Invite families to Seesaw to keep them in the loop about their child’s learning, and easily communicate between school and home.
Used in over 200,000 classrooms, 1 in 4 schools in the US, and over 100 countries!
**Named Best Website of 2016 by American Association of School Librarians, Top Pick for Education 2016 by Common Sense Media, Richard Byrne's Free Tech for Teachers, and featured in by Apple as "Perfect for Every Classroom"**
WHAT IS SEESAW?
For students, Seesaw helps them see their own growth and provides an audience for their work - whether that be peers, parents, or the world at large.
For families, Seesaw gives an immediate, personalized window into their child’s day so they can support learning at home.
For teachers, Seesaw saves time on organization and communication, makes formative assessment easy, and provides a safe place to teach digital citizenship skills.
Capture Student Learning in Any Form
∙ Built-in content creation tools, including photo, video, recordable whiteboard, drawing, voice recorder, web link and PDF.
∙ Compatible with 100s of other apps, including Apple and Google apps.
∙ Teachers can browse work from the entire class or for a single student.
∙ Use folders to organize work by subject area, project, or curriculum objective.
Sign In Options that Work for All Ages
∙ QR code sign in for young learners or shared device classrooms.
∙ Email or Google sign in for older students
Encourage Student Reflection
∙ Seesaw helps capture the learning process, not just the end result.
∙ Students use built-in audio recording, drawing and labeling tools to reflect on what they've learned or explain how they got their answer.
∙ Teachers can control who can see what, and what feedback options are available, including likes and comments.
∙ Include families in the learning process by inviting them to view updates to their child’s Seesaw journal. Seesaw’s immediate, visual updates actually get seen by parents, provide encouragement for students, and cross language barriers.
∙ Teachers approve all new additions and comments before anything is shared.
∙ Translate notes, comments and captions into 50+ languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and more!
∙ Create a public webpage for your class.
∙ Give students a global audience for their work.
∙ Post to the class blog in just one tap. No other apps, websites or embed codes needed! All posts are teacher-moderated.
∙ Connect to other class blogs directly within Seesaw so students can comment and collaborate with students from all over the world.
Teacher Resource Center
∙ Getting started tips, professional development resources and more at help.seesaw.me
∙ More than 100 Common Core aligned activity ideas for K-12.
Need help? Visit our Help Center at help.seesaw.me.
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What's New in Version 5.2.1
- Fixes bug where photo album posts would sometimes be missing a photo
- Fixes app crash when class name was deleted in Class Settings
- Fixes app crash when the last family member was removed from a student
Great for Special Needs Classroom
SeeSaw is fantastic for providing digital documentation of student work. Many of my students don't engage in paper pencil tasks, but in more hands-on activities geared toward their individual goals. SeeSaw allows me to post photos of them working, their successes and their joy of learning. It's a great way to share with parents who rarely know what their child does at school due the lack of "work" being sent home. I love that SeeSaw maintains student privacy by only allowing parents to view items in their child's portfolio. Thank you for such a great tool.
Perfect, except for one thing..
I love this app! I use it daily to communicate with the family of a special needs student. It also helps me document what she is doing in real time, allowing me to take pictures of her working within the classroom and during social activities. The students uses the note tool to write to her parents about her day... it's wonderful. My only issue is that parents can not post themselves- I would like be for them to be able post pictures from home so we can use them as talking points for the student.
No way for parents to send you pictures and videos
I do like the features of this app except for one important thing for our school: there is no way for parents to send you pictures/videos through the app. It would be great if parents can also show you what their children do at home but they can only send messages through the app and nothing else. I regret having used Seesaw for this year especially with the new updates Class Dojo just came out with.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Sep 13, 2017
- Version: 5.2.1
- Size: 327 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Seesaw Learning, Inc.
- © 2017 Seesaw Learning Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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