Teacher Review For Seesaw: The Learning Journal

Seesaw: powerful educational tool for teachers, students, and parents!

Eric R.
Technology coordinator
Jack C Hays High School
Buda, TX
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Seesaw is iOS or Android app that performs multiple functions in one place. Teacher use: create digital portfolio for students, document student performance and growth and share it with parents, communicate with educational stakeholders via in-app blog option, invite students to reflect on their work, video/audio annotation and feedback capabilities on student creations. Another powerful use to to be able to have evidence of student growth in front of you when meeting with other teachers, parents, or administrators. Student use: track your progress in every class, reflect on success and growth opportunities with video/audio handwritten annotations, add on to your portfolio every year. Parent use: see what your student is doing every time a an entry is submitted. Follow class activities via teacher in-app blog.
My Take
Seesaw can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of everyone in education by increasing the communication, collaboration, reflection, and ease of access for every stakeholder. One of the best features of this app is that a student can now connect with a larger authentic audience and a teacher will increase the level of engagement of the class.