Seesaw is the best platform for empowering students to demonstrate and share their learning. Students use powerful tools in the Seesaw app to create, reflect and demonstrate learning. When students share their learning in their Seesaw portfolio, teachers and families gain valuable insights into what their students know and can better support their development throughout the school year. Teachers tell us that students who use Seesaw feel empowered, motivated and proud, and that they are engaged in more meaningful ways.
∙ Seesaw is used in over 200,000 classrooms, over 150 countries, and 1 out of 2 schools in the US
∙ The core Seesaw experience is free for individual teachers and always will be
∙ Seesaw works on any device, shared or one-to-one
How does Seesaw Work?
∙ Students use Seesaw’s intuitive tools to demonstrate learning in a portfolio.
∙ Teachers see what students know and get ideas for activities in Seesaw.
∙ Families see their child’s work and leave comments and encouragement.
What Can Teachers Do with Seesaw?
∙ Unlock creativity for all students in any subject
∙ Gain insights to meet students where they are
∙ Engage families in conversations centered on student learning
∙ Give students a space for ownership and choice
∙ Get inspiration and ideas for your classroom
∙ Celebrate and recognize student progress
∙ 2018 Top Pick for Learning by Common Sense Education
∙ Best Website of 2016 by American Association of School Librarians
∙ Richard Byrne's Free Tech for Teachers
∙ Featured by Apple as "Perfect for Every Classroom"
Other Seesaw Features Include:
∙ Compatible with 100s of other apps, including Apple and Google apps.
∙ Multiple sign in options, including QR sign in options for younger learners or shared device classrooms.
∙ Teachers control who can see what, and whether students and families can add likes or comments.
∙ Translate notes, comments and captions into 50+ languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and more!
∙ Getting started tips and professional development resources at help.seesaw.me.
∙ Follow @Seesaw on Twitter or join our Seesaw Teachers Facebook group to give feedback and connect with other inspiring educators.
∙ Seesaw is COPPA, FERPA and GDPR compliant. Learn more at web.seesaw.me/privacy
Seesaw for Schools: Premium Features
Make Seesaw an official part of your school or district with our subscription service. Bring the power of Seesaw and additional premium features to all your students, teachers and families. Additional benefits include the ability to:
∙ See student progress year over year
∙ Get real-time insights into schoolwide learning
∙ Centralize setup and management for your school or district
Ratings and Reviews
I teach 1st grade, and I love the way that Seesaw allows my students and me to share what is happening in our classroom. My students are able to record their voices, take pictures of their work, and share their thinking with me and with their families via Seesaw. It is also a really fast way for me to communicate with parents. I use Seesaw to send out my weekly class newsletter and to send out last minute announcements, as well. Great way for teachers, parents, and students to stay connected! Also, it is a great place for teachers to share things with each other. I use so many assignments from the community of teachers on Seesaw to advance the thinking and learning in my classroom. The only thing I wish were different about Seesaw is I wish I were able to assign things just to certain students instead of to the whole class. It would help me differentiate my assignments better. Maybe there’s a way to do that and I just haven’t figured it out yet... 🤷♀️ Not sure. But overall, Seesaw has been such a neat tool and resource for my classroom!
Best platform to use for elementary school
I have always loved Seesaw, but when we suddenly got thrown into distance learning I had to think on my feet and use Seesaw on a whole new level. Seesaw did not disappoint! I was able to use it to assign activities to students on different levels, on different days at different times. I could provide feedback and interact with my students either through text or audio recordings. I even could record myself making changes to their assignments so they could see how to do their assignment. I also created a class blog so that my students could interact with each other while at home. This allowed them to post pictures or videos and comment on each other’s posts. I was still the moderator on all of those. I raved about it so much that my district has now purchased it for all of our elementary schools to use! I highly recommend it!!!!
Decent for distance learning
Like many, I’m sure, I have been using the Seesaw app for distance learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. Overall, the app has been beneficial for the teachers to share the lesson plans and we utilize the app similar to a social media (FB) platform by responding to the teacher’s posts with the completed assignments.
Unfortunately , this is also why I only rate the app 3 stars. The issue is that once I’ve responded to an activity posted by the teacher, there are no indicators that the particular assignment was completed/responded by me resulting in a lot of time spent searching through activities that need to be completed. I liken this issue to having read an email in Outlook and then going back later for that one email but all emails are marked as “unread”.
It would be excellent if the developer were to create a means for the completed assignments to be highlighted that it has been responded to/completed. Further, it would be additionally helpful if the app indicated that the instructor reviewed the students work and whether it needed to be redone.
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- Contact Info
- User Content
- Usage Data
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