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

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Seesaw—a digital portfolio that empowers students and keeps parents in the loop
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  • Jul 13, 2020

    By Anthony Arbeau
    Awesome resource focused on the student to connect parent and teacher! My only gripe is it recently stopped giving notification when receiving a message, just my email notification that's linked to the app not the app itself :(
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jun 11, 2020

    By Greg Forrest
    If you have more than one kid, this app is totally confusing. It should be organized by child so we know what messages correspond to which kid (i.e. a feed for each kid). When you press the "back" button on most screens after clicking on a notification, it doesn't go to the home screen but exits the app. We've been forced to use this app since Covid-19 and it is so difficult to use. Assignments are somewhere in the feed and you have to scroll back through and in most cases can't find them.
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  • May 25, 2020

    By Tom Starr
    I've not received any notifications from this app for the past couple of months, and I'm now missing all of the messages from my kid's teachers unless I specifically open the app and check periodically. It's also incredibly frustrating that we can't setup multi-person chat (i.e. between a pair of parents and a teacher, or a pair of teachers and a parent) this should be quite straightforward to implement, and IMO should be part of a parent-teacher communications app OOTB.
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  • Jun 16, 2020

    By Chris Spalding
    Woefully Inadequate most work shared as pictures which you cant print. Cant zoom in either. Having to resort to taking a screen capture print that do the work photograph it then upload. Most effort is spent working around the apps inadequacies rather than doing school work. The parents app also does not show you what has been sent to your child.
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  • May 23, 2020

    By Mia Baykurt
    Loved this app untill recently :(, It doesn't get rid of all my child work even though she responds and the teacher approves it it still shows up as awaiting reply. Also it won't let me upload on some of the activities as it says it needs an update it keeps sending me an email saying to download a new update when the app is already up to date 🤷‍♀️. I check for updates daily and nothing has changed .... please fix this is as it's very annoying.
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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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • Teacher approved Parents begging for more Oct 22, 2019

    By Mommycam
    I looooooooove using seesaw in my first grade classroom. I use this app as a communication tool between myself and the students families. The kids and I love making videos of our learning to send home to families and I take pictures a couple times a week to show families what we are doing in the classroom. I also love how I can send reminder messages to the entire classroom , just the families, or individual families when I need to. It is so easy for parents to use and they are always begging for more. I can not imagine not having seesaw in my classroom and love how easy it has made the school home connection.
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  • The BEST app for primary grades! Sep 17, 2018

    By Aidnduqodn
    I have always had two problems with independent work in my first grade class: I can’t check up on them without having them hand in a worksheet, and I can’t always be there to give them directions again in case they forget, especially during centers. This app solves both those problems!! I can be at home on my couch checking their independent center work, I can record and write directions so that children of all ability levels can understand what to do, and I can turn just about any assignment into an authentic assessment instantly! Could not love this app more!!
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  • Jul 13, 2020

    By Anthony Arbeau
    Awesome resource focused on the student to connect parent and teacher! My only gripe is it recently stopped giving notification when receiving a message, just my email notification that's linked to the app not the app itself :(
    more
  • 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. 🥴
    more
  • 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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  • May 28, 2020

    By Kirsty Martinese
    I love this app. But i don't like not being able to delete or move older class teachers messages. My app is quite messy with about 10 or more teachers going on. I only need a few for this year for my 2 school kids. I have to look through and double check I'm messaging the correct year level!!!
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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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  • 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
  • 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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  • Jun 14, 2020

    By Kat Smith
    Its ok but its not as user friendly as story park which the kindy uses. Links don't often work on the mobile app, you can't zoom into photos. And you can't start a new message either?
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  • You guys have to allow for local storage Apr 7, 2020

    By jonokca
    There is a huge flaw in your system... unless I’m missing something, if the internet goes down (a daily occurrence now that everyone is working from home) and your child is trying to upload their work you have two choices: 1) delete and start over - throwing away whatever your child has just done, or 2) turn off the device stop school for the day and wait for the internet to come back on so you can upload and go on to the next task. Maybe you could add an option to store the item locally and have an “upload later” button. Just a thought. There are many other frustrations with the UI but that is the killer flaw right now.
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  • Maybe. May 5, 2018

    By MollyBeccca
    I gave seesaw 3 stars because, well, to me, Seesaw is like “class instagram” I like how you can post things educational and that you can get in touch with your class mates on a device. But, I’d not do “teacher approvals.” It can take days to write a comment or days just to have a post be approved. Also, How come parent’s comments have to approved too? It makes no sense. It’s not like their going to post anything bad. Also, parents can’t post either it would be fun if they did. But still, just for the kids that want mothers and fathers to post on seesaw. I hope reading this response will have you with suggestions. This is just me though, I think seesaw is good though.
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  • Jun 5, 2020

    By Niko Holm
    Great concept, poor execution. Clunky and disconnected interface... Could be so much more if properly thought out but it feels like it's just been figured out as they go...
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  • Jul 10, 2020

    By Natalie Bailey
    Not user friendly and can't view new class
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  • Frustrating for families with multiple kids Apr 2, 2020

    By Mahamba
    The app only allows you to have one log in for a single student to a classroom. For families with multiple kids who need to use the app you either need separate devices to stay logged in or to have one use a browser and another use the app. Why prioritize a family app with limited functionality over something basic like multiple student login?
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  • Terrible and not intuitive AT ALL May 12, 2020

    By cave_girl
    As a parent of a grade school child I find this app to be a challenge at best. I accidentally entered my own name as the profile name... not sure how... I think it linked to my google account. But the problem is that you can’t CHANGE IT!! “Forbidden Request”. I spoke with my child’s teacher and she also is finding it hard to navigate. Good concept... poor execution. Makers of this app must not be parents “home schooling” their children.
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  • Jun 11, 2020

    By Greg Forrest
    If you have more than one kid, this app is totally confusing. It should be organized by child so we know what messages correspond to which kid (i.e. a feed for each kid). When you press the "back" button on most screens after clicking on a notification, it doesn't go to the home screen but exits the app. We've been forced to use this app since Covid-19 and it is so difficult to use. Assignments are somewhere in the feed and you have to scroll back through and in most cases can't find them.
    more
  • May 25, 2020

    By Tom Starr
    I've not received any notifications from this app for the past couple of months, and I'm now missing all of the messages from my kid's teachers unless I specifically open the app and check periodically. It's also incredibly frustrating that we can't setup multi-person chat (i.e. between a pair of parents and a teacher, or a pair of teachers and a parent) this should be quite straightforward to implement, and IMO should be part of a parent-teacher communications app OOTB.
    more
  • Jun 16, 2020

    By Chris Spalding
    Woefully Inadequate most work shared as pictures which you cant print. Cant zoom in either. Having to resort to taking a screen capture print that do the work photograph it then upload. Most effort is spent working around the apps inadequacies rather than doing school work. The parents app also does not show you what has been sent to your child.
    more
  • May 23, 2020

    By Mia Baykurt
    Loved this app untill recently :(, It doesn't get rid of all my child work even though she responds and the teacher approves it it still shows up as awaiting reply. Also it won't let me upload on some of the activities as it says it needs an update it keeps sending me an email saying to download a new update when the app is already up to date 🤷‍♀️. I check for updates daily and nothing has changed .... please fix this is as it's very annoying.
    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

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