Teacher Review for Seesaw: The Learning Journal

Seesaw is an effective tool that allows students to personalize their learning in many different ways!

Tanya S.
Classroom teacher
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used Seesaw in every subject. During their readings, students take a snapshot of the book , write a summary, and/or practice other reading skills and strategies for the week. Students create graphic organizers with the drawing tool or download a google doc/pdf to show the skill or strategy for the week. My students also record themselves reading their fluency, take a picture of it, and underline the phonics skill of the week. In math, they solve a couple of problems a day, show their work, explain it using the recorder, and then submit it. Group presentations have also been created by my students during Social Studies or Science lessons. Depending on my lesson, I can assign independent work or collaborative work using Seesaw.
My Take
My students and I love Seesaw! It's extremely easy to use and very effective. This teaching tool allows me to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all my students, and gives students the opportunity to showcase their learning in many different ways. Students are highly engaged when using Seesaw, and it empowers them to take ownership of their learning. My students are building their confidence , communication skills, creativity, and critical thinking skills with this amazing teaching tool. Students love to comment on each other's post. Commenting on each others posts makes them reflect on their own work before submitting it, knowing that their peers will be able to see their work after. Seesaw is free, but there's a fee for upgrading. I will continue to use Seesaw without any hesitation, since it's a great 21st Century teaching tool that brings out the best in every student.