Seesaw is more than a communication app. It is also a learning platform. It provides online class journals or portfolios and shares them with families.
Have you thought about blogging about the awesome things happening in your classroom? What about class newsletters? Do you ever get tired of finding them crumpled in the bottom of a book bag or cluttered desk? Seesaw has built in blogging tools. Share your story with families or with the world. The choice is yours!
Seesaw is an awesome tool for K-12. Since I’m an elementary teacher at heart (12 years in the classroom) and I work with elementary teachers daily as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, I’m going to share some resources for teachers of students in grades K-5. If you teach students who are older, Seesaw is still relevant to you. I think you will be pleased with the Seesaw YouTube channel. They’ve got great ideas for you!
However you choose to use Seesaw, the bonus is always share what your students are doing with their families. Share everything from the Picture Day reminder to the recording of their child reading something they wrote. Share your blog or share your newsletter digitally. Send a link to tutorial videos for remediation or extra practice. Seesaw is a great way to share it and strengthen school<->home communication.
Because Seesaw is such a powerful multilayered app, we will come back to this again soon. I have teachers in 2 of my buildings using it and loving it. I’ll be sure to share some of their real life experiences with you so you can get an idea of how it can positively impact your students.
I'm Natalie Davis, an ITRT in Richmond, VA. I taught first, second, and third graders in Richmond for 12 years before becoming an ITRT. I truly enjoy finding useful ways to breathe new life into lessons by integrating technology to help students achieve their learning goals. I am passionate about closing the digital divide by teaching our children to be consumers and creators of technology.