SeeSaw for schoolwork
Every creative teacher looks for new ways and approaches to get children interested in school work, and at the same time teach them what they will find useful in their sometimes challenging adult lives.
So far, many teachers have managed to successfully educate new generations of children without the help of digital technology.
Still, the modern world offers so many opportunities to improve education that it is a sin not to enrich our teaching experience with new tools that will certainly make our work easier. Just recently I discovered another curious educational project that has a special place among electronic journals.
For a number of years now, the Seesaw team has been dedicated to creating an educational platform that helps children learn better through the use of linked portfolios.
To get started with the service, teachers need to create a free account.
Students join the class by viewing a QR code (you’ll have to print it out or project it on a screen) or create a class code that you hand out to students for access.
As a teacher, you can see and sort all of the class assignments, all of the students’ projects.
Seesaw also allows parents to create accounts through which they can see their children’s work. As a teacher, you can send notifications to parents when their children show new activity in SeeSaw, or want to make some kind of announcement.
Seesaw saves time organizing and parent communication, simplifies the process of forming a virtual education site, and provides several levels of security.
The platform gives parents a quick and personalized view of their child’s learning activities and makes communicating with teachers hassle-free.
Seesaw allows students to self-document their learning with built-in creativity tools and provides an authentic audience for their work.
So, how does it work?
Seesaw is essentially an app that installs on any digital device with Internet access.
With a simple and intuitive interface, students are provided with a variety of tools with which to demonstrate their work.
In this way, the individual characteristics of the children are taken into account in their perception of the learning material and in the performance of learning tasks.
When, for example, a student makes a photo collage, he or she can take a picture directly from the application, draw notes on the screen, or make a voice message. All the work that students do is immediately sent to the app for teachers, where teachers can organize personalized work and leave their comments and recommendations.
All student work is organized in an electronic journal, which is a place where teachers, students, and parents can always go back to tasks and work they’ve done before. It’s a good tool for tracking student progress.
In just a few clicks, you can create a class blog.
It gives the teacher more immediacy in his or her work.
Seesaw is now used in more than 200,000 classrooms in more than 25,000 schools worldwide, and its popularity is growing.
Almost every year the SeeSaw team offers surprises and new tools. Hopefully, in the run-up to the new school year, teachers can try out the service