Seesaw is a student-driven digital collection, that inspires students to do their best work and saves teachers’ time. It is a platform for students for meaningful engagement.
How does Seesaw work?
The app creates a link between the teachers, students and the families. Students can use built-in multimodal tools to capture what they know in Seesaw’s digital portfolio. Teachers see all stages of student thinking and progress — enabling them to teach better. Families gain a window into their child’s learning and engage in home-to-school connections.
The Seesaw app is compatible with hundreds of other apps, including Apple and Google apps.
It translates notes, comments and captions into more than fifty languages.
It can be downloaded on any device, shared or one-to-one.
How does it help students?
Students can explore a variety of powerful and insightful tools like draw, record, collage, video, and more, to show what they know in the way that works best for them.
Students can choose from thousands of activities, search by class, subject and keywords to look for activities made by educators.
The creative tools on Seesaw encourage student engagement. They an express themselves, reflect on their learning and create a portfolio they are proud to show others.
How does it help teachers?
Teachers, by using the app, can get ideas, saving preparation time.
They can browse through thousands of great activities which are ready to use in the classrooms.
Responses of students can be collected digitally, reducing the load of paperwork.
The app focuses on students’ understanding of concepts. It helps teachers see and hear what each student knows so they can better understand their progress
It gives differentiated support through comments and feedback.
The app has also received a few awards, which include -
• 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.
This article originally appeared in the TeacherTribe Magazine October 2021 edition.