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Seesaw Class

Seesaw Class

Seesaw Learning

Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio designed for K-12 classrooms.

4.7 Ratings 95K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
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Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio designed for K-12 classrooms.
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  • Best Ever!! Oct 29, 2019

    By C.Oleru
    I teach 1st grade, and I love the way that Seesaw allows my students and me to share what is happening in our classroom. My students are able to record their voices, take pictures of their work, and share their thinking with me and with their families via Seesaw. It is also a really fast way for me to communicate with parents. I use Seesaw to send out my weekly class newsletter and to send out last minute announcements, as well. Great way for teachers, parents, and students to stay connected! Also, it is a great place for teachers to share things with each other. I use so many assignments from the community of teachers on Seesaw to advance the thinking and learning in my classroom. The only thing I wish were different about Seesaw is I wish I were able to assign things just to certain students instead of to the whole class. It would help me differentiate my assignments better. Maybe there’s a way to do that and I just haven’t figured it out yet... 🤷‍♀️ Not sure. But overall, Seesaw has been such a neat tool and resource for my classroom!
    more
  • Best platform to use for elementary school Jul 12, 2020

    By lmhoug
    I have always loved Seesaw, but when we suddenly got thrown into distance learning I had to think on my feet and use Seesaw on a whole new level. Seesaw did not disappoint! I was able to use it to assign activities to students on different levels, on different days at different times. I could provide feedback and interact with my students either through text or audio recordings. I even could record myself making changes to their assignments so they could see how to do their assignment. I also created a class blog so that my students could interact with each other while at home. This allowed them to post pictures or videos and comment on each other’s posts. I was still the moderator on all of those. I raved about it so much that my district has now purchased it for all of our elementary schools to use! I highly recommend it!!!!
    more
  • Decent for distance learning Apr 17, 2020

    By anomly1
    Like many, I’m sure, I have been using the Seesaw app for distance learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. Overall, the app has been beneficial for the teachers to share the lesson plans and we utilize the app similar to a social media (FB) platform by responding to the teacher’s posts with the completed assignments. Unfortunately , this is also why I only rate the app 3 stars. The issue is that once I’ve responded to an activity posted by the teacher, there are no indicators that the particular assignment was completed/responded by me resulting in a lot of time spent searching through activities that need to be completed. I liken this issue to having read an email in Outlook and then going back later for that one email but all emails are marked as “unread”. It would be excellent if the developer were to create a means for the completed assignments to be highlighted that it has been responded to/completed. Further, it would be additionally helpful if the app indicated that the instructor reviewed the students work and whether it needed to be redone.
    more
  • Such an improvement! Mar 11, 2018

    By Reinaag
    In my previous review, I had written that while Seesaw had many amazing features, it was missing a feature that was important to home-school communication: the ability for parents to send pictures through private messaging. Now, the latest update gives that ability and more! Not only can parents/teachers send pictures through private messaging, but also videos, pdf files, and others! Now, my one remaining wish for Seesaw is to have something to the School Story feature similar to Class Dojo. This feature will help schools share school-wide activities/announcements to families. Seesaw is amazing!
    more
  • Decent App. Needs to handle submission errors more gracefully! Sep 1, 2020

    By jimiamoore
    The app is good. It could be great if developers could enable the app to auto-save or at minimum handle submission issues more gracefully. Over the past year and a half of use my tech savvy kids have lost hours worth of work due to issues with submission. If they happen to be outside of WiFi range for a second during submission or if Seesaw is having an issue on there end their completed assignment will be lost completely. The app needs to hold onto the completed work until it confirms a successful upload. Currently it does not do this and if you click submit and encounter an issue you will almost certainly loose everything. I am an IT professional with enterprise grade access points all over my home. I trust the development team is aware is this issue and is working on it. Until they fix it I have tried to coach my kids to continually save a draft of their work so that a submission issue won’t be quite as devastating.
    more
  • Jul 23, 2020

    By Victoria Morenets
    Until recently the app was very useful especially when I had to homeschool and send completed assignments to school teachers. But in the current version on the Android tablet, the pictures taken on the camera turn out blurry, the focus stays frozen and doesn't sync when I move the camera around. Please fix those issues.
    more
  • Jul 22, 2020

    By Robyn M
    When trying to take a photo through app to upload work the camera freezes. I have to uninstall and reinstall app several times a day to be able to use it. We have a brand new tablet and the camera works fine when not using the app.
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  • Jul 13, 2020

    By jam jar
    This is a terrible app, there is a bug where if you scroll down on your work it will ask you to update when there isn't one and force you to close your work and get rid of it, it is so hard to upload your work to a specific piece because if you take a photo and it isn't very good you have to do it again (I am not complaining about having to retake your photo) but when you do you have to exit the whole piece of work otherwise it will only upload it to your journal and not your set piece of work.
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  • Jul 9, 2020

    By O Stockley
    When you upload items can freeze and then the work is lost. Very demotivating for children when they have worked on a subject for a long time.
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  • Piece of crap May 29, 2020

    By SquishyShroom
    There is no capilization or auto correct on it, which drives me mad! I am a student and we use this for distance learning and there is no way you can even correctly do an assignment because you are up late trying to redo stuff and think about what you did wrong. And you can’t even edit pictures. Like, on one assignment, I had to get a picture of a koala, and I couldn’t get just a koala, even though my teacher wanted just a koala pic. And you can’t even take videos! There has been many video assignments that I fail because you can’t take videos! There is no reason for this to exist. It would be better if everyone just used discord or group chat for this stuff. You can do pictures an videos on that! It is also practicaly impossible to draw something. I have had to draw a graph before, and nobody could tell what it even was! Everyone else failed that too. That is why seesaw is a piece of crap.
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  1. A student-driven digital portfolio that inspires your students to do their best work, saving you time outside the classroom
  2. Winner of a 2018 Top Pick award for Learning by Common Sense Education
  3. A student's chance to show off! They can take pics, draw, record videos and more to capture and reflect their learning in a personal portfolio

Reviewed by Kaylin on January 11, 2019

  • Best Ever!! Oct 29, 2019

    By C.Oleru
    I teach 1st grade, and I love the way that Seesaw allows my students and me to share what is happening in our classroom. My students are able to record their voices, take pictures of their work, and share their thinking with me and with their families via Seesaw. It is also a really fast way for me to communicate with parents. I use Seesaw to send out my weekly class newsletter and to send out last minute announcements, as well. Great way for teachers, parents, and students to stay connected! Also, it is a great place for teachers to share things with each other. I use so many assignments from the community of teachers on Seesaw to advance the thinking and learning in my classroom. The only thing I wish were different about Seesaw is I wish I were able to assign things just to certain students instead of to the whole class. It would help me differentiate my assignments better. Maybe there’s a way to do that and I just haven’t figured it out yet... 🤷‍♀️ Not sure. But overall, Seesaw has been such a neat tool and resource for my classroom!
    more
  • Best platform to use for elementary school Jul 12, 2020

    By lmhoug
    I have always loved Seesaw, but when we suddenly got thrown into distance learning I had to think on my feet and use Seesaw on a whole new level. Seesaw did not disappoint! I was able to use it to assign activities to students on different levels, on different days at different times. I could provide feedback and interact with my students either through text or audio recordings. I even could record myself making changes to their assignments so they could see how to do their assignment. I also created a class blog so that my students could interact with each other while at home. This allowed them to post pictures or videos and comment on each other’s posts. I was still the moderator on all of those. I raved about it so much that my district has now purchased it for all of our elementary schools to use! I highly recommend it!!!!
    more
  • Such an improvement! Mar 11, 2018

    By Reinaag
    In my previous review, I had written that while Seesaw had many amazing features, it was missing a feature that was important to home-school communication: the ability for parents to send pictures through private messaging. Now, the latest update gives that ability and more! Not only can parents/teachers send pictures through private messaging, but also videos, pdf files, and others! Now, my one remaining wish for Seesaw is to have something to the School Story feature similar to Class Dojo. This feature will help schools share school-wide activities/announcements to families. Seesaw is amazing!
    more
  • Jul 11, 2020

    By Jerrilene Smith
    So helpful as a teacher and a parent. Easy for kids to use and flexible for all kinds of learners.
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  • I would like to see some improvements May 26, 2020

    By lillianj29
    I have had a pretty good experience with seesaw so for the most part I am very happy. I just had 1 concern. So when you are looking at your assignments at the top right corner is a calendar sign and I was very exited. So I clicked it and it showed me what I already sent. I was a little confused. I would prefer if it showed when my assignments were due. I think it would help a lot of people I would defiantly use it. I would like if it also had holidays like Christmas or memorial day when most schools have it off. It would surely help. But otherwise seesaw is great. I hope everyone is doing great. Have a nice day! ❤️😀
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  • Great application Apr 3, 2020

    By Gauri12985
    I enjoy using Seesaw for myself as a parent and for my child as well. It’s been a great tool this past week as we started distance learning. Communication between students and teacher is made easy and submitting completed assignments is literally a piece of cake. All in all a great user friendly app for schools and students. Definitely beats Schoology!! The only thing I’d really like added is a way for my child to keep track of completed vs not completed assignments. With online learning there’s sometimes 10+ assignments every day and they’re impossible to “mark as completed.” If the developer would find a way to improve the app in this aspect I’m positive you’d make all of us parents lives easier as we push through becoming homeschool teachers with no qualifications. 🥴
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  • Amazing app for the classroom, but... Aug 28, 2019

    By Derek Smalls On Bass
    I love everything about See Saw as a teacher, however they have made a change in that when I try and share a picture from my phone with my student’s parent (via the app), it no longer allows me to add a simple caption below the photo. This is important as I need to be able to give a brief explanation to the parent as to what is occurring. Rather, when I select the photo(s) from my phone’s camera roll to share, the app only lets me select the student’s name/family to share with, but then immediately posts the picture before I am given a chance to add a caption. This never used to happen last school year. Please, developers, make the fix to change it back to allow adding captions from my phone app. Thank you!
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  • Great, but I’d like some additions May 7, 2020

    By Jazz Pasco
    Like many other people, I use a lot of SeeSaw during this pandemic, so I have to deal with some issues that get pretty annoying when I deal with them every day. First of all, a button to hide the tool bar would be helpful. Second, you can’t do anything to videos that are recorded, like cut out parts or crop it. Third, you can only post videos individually, so I have to make a video separate from my post. Fourth, an auto save would be helpful because if I accidentally close the app or something, all of my work is erased. Last, this is a small thing, but when I scroll down, then go somewhere else, I have to scroll back down and find the assignment. Other than that, it’s a helpful and easy-to-use app.
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  • Jul 20, 2020

    By Aimee C
    I've been using this to homeschool my son with autism. It has been a great tool to keep track of his work for his yearly portfolio review. And it has been an awesome tool for family who live far away to feel like they are a part of his schooling!
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  • Jul 18, 2020

    By Madhvi Chowdhry
    Its a suggestion if we can have activity in the local language like ( hindi) also nand more suggestion for children to do hands on activities at home and then post a video.
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  • Decent for distance learning Apr 17, 2020

    By anomly1
    Like many, I’m sure, I have been using the Seesaw app for distance learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. Overall, the app has been beneficial for the teachers to share the lesson plans and we utilize the app similar to a social media (FB) platform by responding to the teacher’s posts with the completed assignments. Unfortunately , this is also why I only rate the app 3 stars. The issue is that once I’ve responded to an activity posted by the teacher, there are no indicators that the particular assignment was completed/responded by me resulting in a lot of time spent searching through activities that need to be completed. I liken this issue to having read an email in Outlook and then going back later for that one email but all emails are marked as “unread”. It would be excellent if the developer were to create a means for the completed assignments to be highlighted that it has been responded to/completed. Further, it would be additionally helpful if the app indicated that the instructor reviewed the students work and whether it needed to be redone.
    more
  • Decent App. Needs to handle submission errors more gracefully! Sep 1, 2020

    By jimiamoore
    The app is good. It could be great if developers could enable the app to auto-save or at minimum handle submission issues more gracefully. Over the past year and a half of use my tech savvy kids have lost hours worth of work due to issues with submission. If they happen to be outside of WiFi range for a second during submission or if Seesaw is having an issue on there end their completed assignment will be lost completely. The app needs to hold onto the completed work until it confirms a successful upload. Currently it does not do this and if you click submit and encounter an issue you will almost certainly loose everything. I am an IT professional with enterprise grade access points all over my home. I trust the development team is aware is this issue and is working on it. Until they fix it I have tried to coach my kids to continually save a draft of their work so that a submission issue won’t be quite as devastating.
    more
  • Jul 15, 2020

    By Janine Doubell
    I love Seesaw but there must have been an update and now both on my pc and phone, you can't move a text box. When you insert it, it appears randomly on the page, with no option to move or resize.
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  • Jul 13, 2020

    By Beccy
    Can be slow to upload items my daughter has done and spent time on for school. Also camera no longer works through the app even though permissions etc are on. Please sort for the android tablet version which is what we regularly use it for.
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  • Work in progress Jul 11, 2020

    By jack12344321$$
    Seesaw is great for casually keeping parents in the loop with their kids work in school and some limited amount of outside of school learning. It is not great in how it organizes content or in how it lets you search for content. It is mainly set up in a blog style format putting the most recent assignments at the top. Unfortunately by default it resets you to the newest item in the “news feed”. This can make navigating to old assignments very difficult. There is a calendar view for completed assignments, but not for assignments in the “news feed” queue. Some schools are trying to stretch seesaw into their primary distance learning vehicle and that is clearly not its intended purpose. In order for that to work the basic interface needs to be evaluated and updated.
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  • Jul 23, 2020

    By Victoria Morenets
    Until recently the app was very useful especially when I had to homeschool and send completed assignments to school teachers. But in the current version on the Android tablet, the pictures taken on the camera turn out blurry, the focus stays frozen and doesn't sync when I move the camera around. Please fix those issues.
    more
  • Jul 13, 2020

    By Bhaskar Sharma
    Very bad interaction inside the app. It is so difficult for kids use the "T" tool, then type and then place it over the blank space.
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  • Jul 22, 2020

    By Esmé Davies
    Good app but I'm growing hate for it because the work on it is dreadful do not recomend.
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  • The record feature is messed up Sep 17, 2020

    By Allison503
    I am a teacher and I used seesaw in the spring as well. Generally, I like it. But I am having an issue that I have gone round and round with seesaw support about. They cannot help. When I go to record on top of a worksheet in the drawing feature the video is oddly laid on top of the photo and it does not allow you to make drawings when paused. When you pause the recording and then continue it has a weird glitch in the play back for kids where you can’t see the full lessons and it jumps to the end of the video for a second. Please fix.
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  • Seesaw Sep 9, 2020

    By getit fixed now!!!!!
    As a teacher, I’m finding that when accessing Seesaw on the computer I’m experiencing challenges with scrolling to add students. I also had difficulty uploading a link for my students TS using the computer. Also when I’m using my phone to access Seesaw, it’s easier to attach a link in the children’s portfolios opposed to doing that in the laptop. I think the navigation piece on Seesaw could use some work. I’ve used other platforms and they are considerably easier for the teachers and parents to use.
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  • Jul 22, 2020

    By Robyn M
    When trying to take a photo through app to upload work the camera freezes. I have to uninstall and reinstall app several times a day to be able to use it. We have a brand new tablet and the camera works fine when not using the app.
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  • Jul 13, 2020

    By jam jar
    This is a terrible app, there is a bug where if you scroll down on your work it will ask you to update when there isn't one and force you to close your work and get rid of it, it is so hard to upload your work to a specific piece because if you take a photo and it isn't very good you have to do it again (I am not complaining about having to retake your photo) but when you do you have to exit the whole piece of work otherwise it will only upload it to your journal and not your set piece of work.
    more
  • Jul 9, 2020

    By O Stockley
    When you upload items can freeze and then the work is lost. Very demotivating for children when they have worked on a subject for a long time.
    more
  • Piece of crap May 29, 2020

    By SquishyShroom
    There is no capilization or auto correct on it, which drives me mad! I am a student and we use this for distance learning and there is no way you can even correctly do an assignment because you are up late trying to redo stuff and think about what you did wrong. And you can’t even edit pictures. Like, on one assignment, I had to get a picture of a koala, and I couldn’t get just a koala, even though my teacher wanted just a koala pic. And you can’t even take videos! There has been many video assignments that I fail because you can’t take videos! There is no reason for this to exist. It would be better if everyone just used discord or group chat for this stuff. You can do pictures an videos on that! It is also practicaly impossible to draw something. I have had to draw a graph before, and nobody could tell what it even was! Everyone else failed that too. That is why seesaw is a piece of crap.
    more
  • THIS UPDATE IS THE WORST Oct 10, 2019

    By Kelsie.Kilber
    I don’t know who thought it would be a good idea to make students have to sign in and out of their “student account” every time they log in (instead of when they are ready to post) because it is the most INCONVENIENT thing ever. When I have multiple students doing an activity they need to go back and forth to the QR poster, sign out and sign in just to be able to post. We were able to hand off the iPad before. Horrible. Also with the update, you are not able to go back and add drawing to your post once you have recorded. An example of this would be that we do fluency passages. The students record themselves reading, listen to their recording and rate how they read. Now after your record you can’t do anything else besides submit it. Love seesaw. Hate this update. Please fix these things ASAP for teachers sanity.
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