via Digitally Creative Teacher by Jerri Davis
Seesaw has been simply described as a digital portfolio for students, but really is it so much more! Seesaw is a tool that teachers are using to help organize student work, increase parent communications and facilitate those 21st Century skills that has become imperative for our students to learn. A goal of using Seesaw is to see students become independent and taking ownership of their own learning. Seesaw provides an audience for students’ work that exists outside the walls of the classroom.
The mission of Seesaw is “to create an environment where students can be their best.” How awesome is that? Seesaw gives students the opportunity to reflect on their work and on their progress all while sharing their best work with an authentic audience.
Another essential component of Seesaw is to provide students with a safe space to share their work. Teachers control what information is shared and how much information is shared.
Many of the K-2nd graders in my district have embraced Seesaw. They are enjoying how easy this tool is to use not only for the students but for the teachers as well. Mrs. Temple is a second grade teacher and she has embraced Seesaw full on. She had it set up and ready to go before school began this year and used it during Meet the Teacher night.