Seesaw - Parent Engagement App
We have completed our first year with Seesaw and we have been overwhelmed with the positive feedback from parents, children and staff. Families have visited their childrens' journals more than 7000 times over this time which is fantastic. We really appreciate your support. More than 4000 posts have been added across all year groups and you have made over 2000 comments!
We are looking at ways to develop the way we use Seesaw and will communicate these changes with you as the year progresses. To begin with, you will start seeing home learning added to the Seesaw app for children to complete (paper copies will also be available).
Frequently Asked Questions
Do families have to pay for Seesaw?
Seesaw is free for families. Family members can access their child’s active classes in the Seesaw app or website. Once the class is archived, family members can download a .zip archive of their child’s work for free, which they can save to their computer so they can access their child's files anytime.
How does Seesaw work?
Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time!
Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio.
Teachers find or create activities to share with students.
Families only see their child's work and leave comments and encouragement. Learn more about what families see here.
What platforms, browsers and operating systems does Seesaw support?
Seesaw works on every device type! The Seesaw Class and Family apps are available on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. You can also use Seesaw on the web using a computer or Chromebook on Chrome, Firefox, or Edge browser.
Note: Seesaw is not compatible with mobile browsers. If you are using a tablet or phone, please download the Seesaw Class app or Seesaw Family app.
Where can I download Seesaw?
I'm a Family member. How do I add my child's journal?
Students add posts to their journals. Student posts showcase the creative projects they've been working on in the classroom. This could include photos, artwork, videos, activities, notes, projects they've created in other apps, and more. To access Seesaw from home, please ask your child's class teacher for their home learning code.
Families get notified when there are new posts in their student's journal. They can view posts and add likes and comments.
Seesaw requires an invite from your child's teacher in order to sign up. If you do not have an invite QR code or link, contact your child's teacher. Up to 10 family members can connect to one child's journal.
You can find lots of help on the Seesaw website: https://help.seesaw.me/hc/en-us