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Seesaw Parent & Family

Seesaw Parent & Family

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Seesaw—a digital portfolio that empowers students and keeps parents in the loop

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Ratings & Reviews

4.7
105.2K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    84%
  2. 4
    9%
  3. 3
    3%
  4. 2
    1%
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    4%
  • 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!
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  • 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!!!!
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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.
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  • Oct 7, 2020

    By Roberto Matamoros
    Amazing app! Love that it enables me to see how the kids are doing virtually. What would make it even better is enabling users to configure specific notifications. For example, users could mute journal updates while keeping direct messages with a teacher enabled.
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  • Best Educational App Bar None Oct 28, 2020

    By Not Picasso
    I am an experienced teacher, and I’ve been using Seesaw for years. It’s always been wonderful. It is the most helpful technological tool I’ve ever used by FAR! It’s always been fantastic, but they are always making improvements, and they respect teacher input. Since the pandemic, they have been incredible-dealing with an influx of new users and going above and beyond to meet ever increasing needs. I never want to stop using Seesaw. It’s excellent for virtual teaching and face to face teaching. It’s got outstanding tools and features for teachers, AND it’s user friendly for teachers and students. I use it with Kindergarten students, and they get the hang of it so quickly. They love it. It’s engaging and fun, but it truly enhances and improves their learning. The people at Seesaw truly want to do the best that they can for teachers and students. It is by far the best technology I’ve ever used in the classroom.
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  • Oct 6, 2020

    By Jill Charrois
    Not getting push notifications like everyone else so I turned on TEXT notifications!! The push notifications used to work, so something happened with the update. Great app, but notifications are one of the crucial components and it's been like this since March 2020.
    more
  • Sep 29, 2020

    By Becky H
    The interface is fine, but notifications within the app never work. I have toggled on all notifications, allowed notifications from this app on my phone and I get nothing. I need to rely on the email and text notifications to see when there are updates or messages from the teacher. This hasn't worked for some time now but especially frustrating now that we have to rely solely on this for instructions 3 days a week.
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  • Sep 29, 2020

    By Rob Gregory
    It's awful! Confusing would be the best way to sum it up. Stupid use of qr codes which are generated on your phone and require you to capture them using.... your phone.. Confusing link between the Family and Classroom app. No idea why the functionality of both couldn't just be combined. Hard to go back and find things. Awful for uploading content you want to share with teachers. Honestly, there's nothing really positive to say about it.
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  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Tristan Mills
    Terrible. Forced update broke video playback. Old videos which used to play, now do nothing. New videos the same.
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  • Oct 9, 2020

    By Christopher Powell
    Giving this app 1 star for the following reasons: 1) it navigates as if it was written for IOS, and then badly ported to Android. 2) Anything parent's do or say in the PARENT's app is then sent to the CLASS app. The CLASS app is supposed to be for kids. Why are parent's comments sent to all kids to see? Make's no sense. 3) Every single "Like" or post in the PARENT's app creates a notification in the CLASS app. You can only turn notifications on or off... So if you can't get notifications from teachers without getting notifications from "Likes". 4) Like button. Facebook is cancer for kids. Don't try to be Facebook.
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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
  • Oct 7, 2020

    By Roberto Matamoros
    Amazing app! Love that it enables me to see how the kids are doing virtually. What would make it even better is enabling users to configure specific notifications. For example, users could mute journal updates while keeping direct messages with a teacher enabled.
    more
  • Best Educational App Bar None Oct 28, 2020

    By Not Picasso
    I am an experienced teacher, and I’ve been using Seesaw for years. It’s always been wonderful. It is the most helpful technological tool I’ve ever used by FAR! It’s always been fantastic, but they are always making improvements, and they respect teacher input. Since the pandemic, they have been incredible-dealing with an influx of new users and going above and beyond to meet ever increasing needs. I never want to stop using Seesaw. It’s excellent for virtual teaching and face to face teaching. It’s got outstanding tools and features for teachers, AND it’s user friendly for teachers and students. I use it with Kindergarten students, and they get the hang of it so quickly. They love it. It’s engaging and fun, but it truly enhances and improves their learning. The people at Seesaw truly want to do the best that they can for teachers and students. It is by far the best technology I’ve ever used in the classroom.
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  • 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!
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  • Option request Oct 23, 2020

    By Inspiredjenn
    Dear developers, as a teacher engaging in distance-learning I am regularly teaching parents and students how to use your app. It would be a wonderful feature if I could toggle between the student view and the parent view in order to seamlessly demonstrate where to go in the app and how to use the app. My families struggle to learn the basic features of the program but in order for them to support their students and communicate effectively with a variety of school professionals there are more advanced app use skills that I need to teach them. Same with the students. They need frequent re-teaching on how to use the features to complete assignments. They are learning environments are very busy homes with many distractions I need to be able to show them exactly what they are going to see. Some students with disabilities need further re-teaching. I would so appreciate your consideration of this request.
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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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  • Oct 6, 2020

    By Nick Kersey
    The coding on the app is sloppy and makes it difficult to navigate certain areas. Sunday
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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
  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Jessica Jantzen
    This app was usually pretty great in previous school years, but since school started this year I haven't been receiving notifications and have not been able to download my child's photos. When I select save to gallery, it says it couldn't be downloaded.
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  • 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.
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  • Oct 11, 2020

    By Sean Schick
    Overall the app works but has a very unintuitive interface. We also had to install the student version to ensure our 2nd grader completed activities as the activities tab isn't available in the Family version
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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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  • Oct 6, 2020

    By Jill Charrois
    Not getting push notifications like everyone else so I turned on TEXT notifications!! The push notifications used to work, so something happened with the update. Great app, but notifications are one of the crucial components and it's been like this since March 2020.
    more
  • Sep 29, 2020

    By Becky H
    The interface is fine, but notifications within the app never work. I have toggled on all notifications, allowed notifications from this app on my phone and I get nothing. I need to rely on the email and text notifications to see when there are updates or messages from the teacher. This hasn't worked for some time now but especially frustrating now that we have to rely solely on this for instructions 3 days a week.
    more
  • Oct 23, 2020

    By Leroy & Emma Hunt
    Whilst the app is amazing for keeping up with what is happening at school, the fact that I never get notifications renders it almost useless.
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  • Oct 8, 2020

    By Mlndy Morrison
    No longer getting notifications so cannot see the work being done or any communication. Before this week I could be at work and know when my child completes assignments. How can this be fixed???
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  • Oct 8, 2020

    By Tavia workman
    Used to be good. Now I dont seem to get notifications and I cant ❤ anything unless someone else has 1st which doesn't help if its just my child in the photos.
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  • Sep 29, 2020

    By Rob Gregory
    It's awful! Confusing would be the best way to sum it up. Stupid use of qr codes which are generated on your phone and require you to capture them using.... your phone.. Confusing link between the Family and Classroom app. No idea why the functionality of both couldn't just be combined. Hard to go back and find things. Awful for uploading content you want to share with teachers. Honestly, there's nothing really positive to say about it.
    more
  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Tristan Mills
    Terrible. Forced update broke video playback. Old videos which used to play, now do nothing. New videos the same.
    more
  • Oct 9, 2020

    By Christopher Powell
    Giving this app 1 star for the following reasons: 1) it navigates as if it was written for IOS, and then badly ported to Android. 2) Anything parent's do or say in the PARENT's app is then sent to the CLASS app. The CLASS app is supposed to be for kids. Why are parent's comments sent to all kids to see? Make's no sense. 3) Every single "Like" or post in the PARENT's app creates a notification in the CLASS app. You can only turn notifications on or off... So if you can't get notifications from teachers without getting notifications from "Likes". 4) Like button. Facebook is cancer for kids. Don't try to be Facebook.
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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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  • Oct 2, 2020

    By Zoe Tee
    Notifications have stopped working even though I have all settings switched on any ideas? I keep missing posts from school and this is the only way they communicate at the moment!
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