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Seesaw: The Learning Journal

Price: Android - Free iPhone/iPad - Free

Teacher Overview

Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to create, capture and share what they're learning at school. Seesaw simplifies classroom workflow by collecting and organizing all students' digital and physical work in one place.
 
Seesaw engages parents by giving them a real-time, personalized glimpse into their child's school day, via app notifications, text or emails.

Teacher Review

Seesaw strengthen connections between school and home. Include families in the learning process by inviting them to view updates to their child's Seesaw journal. Seesaw's immediate, visual updates actually get seen by parents, provide encouragement for students, and cross language barriers.
 
Seesaw helps capture the learning process, not just the end result. Students can use built-in audio recording and drawing tools to reflect on what they have learned or explain how they got an answer. 
 
Teachers approve all student journal entries and comments before anything is shared with parents. Teachers can customize all of the settings for their class.
 
Why use Seesaw?
 
  • Easy sign in for students w/ shared iPads
  • Document learning as it happens
  • Empower students to think deeper and reflect
  • Teach digital citizenship and 21st century skills
  • Build an organized record of student work
  • Create a community around learning

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Developer Description

Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio. Seesaw empowers students of any age to create, reflect, collaborate and share. Invite families to Seesaw to keep them in the loop about their child’s learning, and easily communicate between school and home.

Used in over 200,000 classrooms, 1 in 4 schools in the US, and over 150 countries!

WHAT IS SEESAW?
For students, Seesaw helps them see their own growth and provides an audience for their work - whether that be peers, parents, or the world at large.

For families, Seesaw gives an immediate, personalized window into their child’s day so they can support learning at home.

For teachers, Seesaw saves time on organization and communication, makes formative assessment easy, and provides a safe place to teach digital citizenship skills.

FEATURES:
Capture Student Learning in Any Form
∙ Built-in content creation tools, including photo, video, recordable whiteboard, drawing, voice recorder, web link and PDF.
∙ Compatible with 100s of other apps, including Apple and Google apps.
∙ Browse work from the entire class or for a single student.
∙ Use folders to organize work by subject area, project, or curriculum objective.

Sign In Options that Work for All Ages
∙ QR code sign in for young learners or shared device classrooms.
∙ Email or Google sign in for older students

Encourage Student Reflection
∙ Seesaw helps capture the learning process, not just the end result.
∙ Students use built-in audio recording, drawing and labeling tools to reflect or explain.
∙ Teachers can control who can see what, and whether students and families can add likes or comments.

Invite Families
∙ Include families in the learning process by inviting them to view updates to their child’s Seesaw journal. Seesaw’s immediate, visual updates actually get seen by parents, provide encouragement for students, and cross language barriers.
∙ Teachers approve all new additions and comments before anything is shared.
∙ Translate notes, comments and captions into 50+ languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and more!

Seesaw Activities
∙ Easily create and share activities for your students to complete in Seesaw.
∙ Get inspired with grade-level specific activities from our library, or create your own!
∙ Share activities with your whole class or with specific students to differentiate instruction.
∙ Add folders or skills to activities to keep portfolios better organized.
∙ All student responses are organized on one page.
∙ Copy activities between your classes or use them again next school year.

Seesaw Blogs
∙ Create a public webpage for your class.
∙ Give students a global audience for their work.
∙ Post to the class blog in just one tap. No other apps, websites or embed codes needed! All posts are teacher-moderated.
∙ Connect to other class blogs directly within Seesaw so students can comment and collaborate with students from all over the world.

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