This was my first time working with the SeeSaw learning journal and found it intuitive to work in with a myriad of multimedia options. The site provides several video tutorials to help teachers get started which includes a 30 minute interactive course. SeeSaw is described as a “Facebook” like interface for student’s work and it has built in functionalities to communicate with students and families separately.
I’ve uploaded an announcement, a link to an Emotional Intelligence test, and a YouTube video to listen to the audio version of Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence book. I have three students listed as part of the class, David Pownell, Joanie Smith, and Steven Johnson.
To gain access to the class page, please use the QR code below:
Students can also sign in using a text code, but for security reasons, these codes are good for only 60 minutes.
I consider these types of websites useful in quickly communicating with students and families about upcoming class activities and assignments. I also believe this type of website is an effective way to have students share their work.
There is a unique functionality I have not seen in other similar websites – the ability to identify skill goals and tag students’ work as having demonstrated a specific skill along with a star rating. This can make it convenient for students, teachers, and families to recognize the development of the student in specific skill areas.