Learn How to Use Seesaw: The Learning Journal Overview
(Mary Michels uses this as a portfolio. We will have a 10 minute meeting this Tuesday, October 18, 2016 on how to set it up and use it with your students.)
Seesaw — the learning journal that empowers students and engages parents. Download at: http://seesaw.me
Teachers can setup a class and start using Seesaw in less than 60 seconds to:
Students (as young as 5!) can independently create, capture, and store artifacts of learning in their private learning journal.
Parents (after teacher approval) get notified of new items, giving them a glimpse of their child’s day and an opportunity to support learning at home.
Whether you are 1:1 or just have a single device in your class, Seesaw seamlessly organizes digital and physical work in one place.
Designed for K and up to Use Independently
∙ Gives students ownership of their own space to create & record what they learn
∙ Simple QR code login, student-friendly camera, teacher approval of new items, private journals make Seesaw safe for students to use independently.
- Students can add text and voice recordings to journal items to reflect, explain, and develop their academic voice.
Add All Types of Student Work
∙ Use our suite of creative tools to create photos, videos, or drawings
∙ Kid-friendly camera only takes a photo when subject is in focus and camera is steady!
∙ Add directly from many popular content creation apps (Shadow Puppet Edu, PicCollage, Storybook Creator, Explain Everything, iMovie, Skitch, and more)
Engage Parents with Student-Driven Updates
∙ Simple and secure invitation: Send home a personalized handout that only gives access to their child’s journal
∙ Reach *all* your parents: Short, visual updates actually get seen, and cross language and technology barriers
∙ Seesaw supports SMS, Email, iPhone and Android parent notifications
∙ Give parents information between conferences and reduce the need for lengthy newsletters
∙ Teachers are always in control: Nothing is automatically shared without your approval
Collect and Organize Digital and Physical Work in One Place
∙ View entire class feed or sort by individual student
∙ Great for parent-teacher conferences, assessments, or student self-reflection
∙ Access student content anywhere, anytime from iOS app or on the web
Private and Secure Cloud Storage
∙ Student content/information is private, secure, and never shared with 3rd parties.
∙ Seesaw has taken the Student Privacy Pledge
Teacher Resource Center
∙ Getting started tips, professional development resources, FAQ
∙ More than 30 Common Core aligned activity ideas
∙ Personalized customer support if you need help