Teacher Review For Seesaw: The Learning Journal

Great digital journal for learners of all ages

Meg K.
Technology Specialist
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My Kindergarten students use Seesaw to document their learning. During station time, students have a "Have-to" task. They use Seesaw on their iPads to capture their work with photographs, audio comments and drawings, all accessed through their personal journal. After the teacher approves the entry, parents are notified that they can view it.
My Take
Seesaw allows students to be creative, reflective learners. Students were able to see the value in their learning as they shared it with the adults in their lives. Kindergarteners also enjoyed reviewing their journals and talking with others about the work they had accomplished. I feel Seesaw is a useful tool to increase student ownership of their learning. I did not use the feature of giving student feed back, but plan to do so next year.