Seesaw: A digital profile for your students!
Free for general use by students of any age, teachers and parents
Teacher creates a class and adds students to class, students will scan a QR code or enter a text code to enter the class
Students document what they know in a variety of forms
Can create folders for each subject/class
Able to access from any device (computer, laptop, iPad, iPhone)
Teachers and parents can comment on student work that is approved by the teacher and then posted on the page (student work is displayed similar to an Instagram feed)
Teacher must approve posts before they appear on the feed for parents to access and view
This tool is appropriate for any elementary grade. The variety of methods to post about learning makes it fun and interesting for any age student. Younger students could simply draw a picture to post, or take a photo of their written work. While older students could type an answer to an exit ticket or record their thoughts.
-Teacher must approve posts before they are displayed, therefore no inappropriate posts will be displayed
-Parents can only view their own child’s work
-Parents and teachers can comment on student’s work which is positive feedback
-Quick and easy for students to post
-Teacher does not need to refresh page or go to a certain tab to approve posts, they appear right on whatever page they are currently on. This assists is speed of approval
-Teacher must approve every single post, this may become time consuming depending on when the students post
-Students do not make their own accounts, they select which account they tag their post to. Students may mistakingly or purposely post to the wrong account
-Students need access to a device to participate in the use of this tool
Ease of Use:
Site is easy to use, simply click the to make a post. Students will then select their name and post. Again, the posts that need approval pop right up for the teacher and appear right on the feed once they are approved! All parents have to do is scroll to look at work.
In the Classroom…
The tool can be used a quick form of assessment, as an exit ticket. With this, teacher can gauge student learning quickly and modify instruction for the next day. For example, the teacher can prompt the students to post one thing that they learned today. Teachers can comment answering questions or giving feedback.
Tool can be used as a brain brake or an indoor recess activity. Teacher can ask the students to draw a picture and post it.