All of our lower school students are now able to share what’s happening in their classes with their parents through an app called Seesaw. Students can “show what they know” on the app, using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. Seesaw gives students a real audience for their work and offers parents a personalized window into their child's learning. As students independently document what they are working on in class, deeper learning and reflection are encouraged. It’s a perfect tool in which the learning process is easily captured, instead of just the end result.
Students can use Seesaw's built-in audio recording and drawing tools to reflect on what they've learned or explain how they got their answer. In turn, they are able to receive an authentic audience of their peers and parents, encouraging better work and real feedback. Through Seesaw teachers can control who can see what, and what feedback options are available. It is private, so only parents see their children’s posts and the whole class posts the teacher puts up. We are excited about the partnership among students, teachers, and families that is already being created through Seesaw and look forward to all of the ways that this new tool will empower our students as they learn.