Seesaw is an interactive learning platform that offers multimodal learning tools, digital portfolio creation, parent-teacher communication, and integration with popular LMS and SIS platforms.
What Seesaw does
Seesaw is an interactive learning platform designed for PreK-5 education. It provides a balanced approach to education by integrating with popular Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Student Information Systems (SIS) platforms. Seesaw offers features that empower students to express their thoughts, engage in critical thinking, and take ownership of their learning. These features include audio, video, and screen recording, text and audio feedback, and the ability to create digital portfolios. Seesaw also offers premium features that include auto-graded formative assessments, the ability to schedule activities and messages, and a progress dashboard. It also serves as a platform for family engagement, supporting communication in over 100 languages.
Key features for teachers
- Multimodal Learning Tools: Seesaw allows teachers to incorporate videos, photos, text, images, files, or drawings into assignments, providing a rich, multimedia learning experience for students.
- Digital Portfolios: Seesaw serves as a digital portfolio for students, allowing teachers to assess student work over time. This feature provides a more complete view of each student's progress.
- Parent & Family App: The Seesaw Parent & Family app allows parents and caregivers to stay updated on their child's learning and maintain open lines of communication with the school.
- Integration with LMS and SIS Platforms: Seesaw integrates with popular Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Student Information Systems (SIS) platforms, including Canvas, Google Classroom, Clever, and Classlink.
Potential classroom applications
- Digital Portfolios: Students can create digital portfolios to showcase their progress over time, which can be shared with parents for increased engagement.
- Interactive Assignments: Teachers can create interactive assignments using Seesaw's multimodal tools, differentiating them to cater to the unique learning needs of each student.
- Formative Assessments: Seesaw can be used to conduct formative assessments, providing teachers with detailed and actionable reporting.
- Parent-Teacher Communication: Teachers can use Seesaw to share updates, photos, and student work with parents, keeping them informed about their child's progress.
Seesaw offers a free version with basic features. The paid upgrade, Seesaw Plus, is available at $120 per year, offering more privacy options and other premium features. For schools and districts, Seesaw offers a customized pricing plan, known as Seesaw for Schools, at $11.95 per student.