In case you are unfamiliar with Seesaw, here’s a quick overview.
*Digital learning journal
*App and web-based
*Artifacts are multimedia: audio, videos, photos, notes, and drawings
*Parents, teachers, students may comment with text or audio on artifacts
*Parents can view journal through a parent app
*QR Code and text code for login of young students, email for older students
*Compatible with any app that supports sharing/exporting a photo, video, PDF or link
Seesaw goes a step further with the recent addition of classroom blogs. It has opened the door for online communication for even the youngest of students. Each artifact students enter into their learning journal can be published to the classroom blog. This classroom blog can be password protected or shareable with a link. Any viewer can add a comment, which is approved by the teacher before posting.
But Seesaw’s true knock-out punch is giving classrooms the ability to follow other classroom blogs without ever leaving the safety of Seesaw. Sharing blogs with other classrooms gives students the opportunity to interact with and provide feedback for students in different places and of different cultures, also initiating conversations about appropriate comments and feedback. Most importantly, the blog provides an authentic audience for online publishing.
If you are looking for more information about how to begin a classroom blog with Seesaw, view this tutorial here. To find other classrooms looking to connect Seesaw blogs, tweet @Seesaw for assistance in joining a school.
--Mindy Cairney, GWAEA Technology Consultant
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