Teacher Review For Seesaw: The Learning Journal

Great tool to promote learning and communication

Mohamed O.
Classroom teacher
Daharan Ahliyya Schools
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
Seesaw is an excellent tool to enhance learning and boost communication between teachers and their students. It keeps parents well- updated about their students learning process. I have started using Seesaw one year ago. In fact, I created my own account and then I gave my students the QR and asked them to scan it to be in my list. When I had my student list ready, I started sending them notifications about topics we plan to go through in class. I also assigned several and varied tasks like uploading photos and ask students to make short comments upon them to be shared later in class. I also used Seesaw class blog to enable my students make online discussions about issues we dealt with in class. Besides, I used Seesaw to invite parents by sending them letters with all the needed instructions to sign up. Furthermore, I used this tool also to rate my students’ learning progress on some well-selected skills. In addition, I used this tool to store all my students’ work to derive data and build lesson plans for a more effective learning.
My Take
Seesaw is an awesome learning and communication tool. In fact, it helps the teacher not only assign work to his students, but also send them notifications and instructions to plan for coming sessions and raise their readiness to achieve better learning in class and demonstrate richer knowledge. In addition, this tool enables the teacher to create a class blog where students can interact further, share information, and lead even online discussions for the sake of promoting more learning and mutual support. Furthermore, Seesaw enables the teacher to store his students’ work to be used later in data analysis and lesson planning. Besides, Seesaw makes the teacher’s communication with parents easier and more effective as parents are immediately notified when his or her son contributes on Seesaw. Seesaw offers opportunity to the teacher to control all his students’ comments and contributions by activating the option of “Teacher’s Approval” which encourages students to submit fruitful information. The only concern about Seesaw is the fact that it is a bit complicated for some students either to use the class code or to use the QR.