Since the beginning of academic year (August 2016), I have been using Seesaw as a digital portfolio. Seesaw has been a great platform to keep student’s work and showcase student’s learning progress. It’s a very child-friendly platform. Easy to learn and easy to use.
Another good thing about Seesaw is that I do not have to send a weekly email to the parents explaining what we are doing in the class. Seesaw does that job as well. Once parents sign up, they will be able to access their child’s work and will be able to follow their learning. The parents will get notifications from Seesaw whenever their child adds items to their learning journal.
There are many things that students can do with Seesaw. Adding videos, photos, recording voices, writing notes and many more.
One of the new features that Seesaw has is to allow students to label. These are some examples on how the labelling features has been used in the class.
I posted the map of the world and asked students to label the continents and the bodies of water in the world.
The students were asked to show their understanding of what congruent and similar shapes mean. Students used the labelling feature to help them show their understanding.
I also let them decide whether they would like to show their thinking in writing or record their voice to explain what they know. (Click on the first picture to show the recording)
Students enjoy using the drawing features on Seesaw. However, after knowing that there is a labelling feature, they find it more easily to label their drawings/graphic/pictures. They do hope Seesaw would have a feature with some basic 2D/3D shapes which they can use. It’s quite hard to draw straight lines on the laptop screen or tablet, they said. (Click on the second picture to show the recording).
After more than one week inquiring into equivalent fractions, students had a chance to show different equivalent fractions on their Seesaw.
If you are using Seesaw, I would love to hear how your students have used the labelling feature. If you haven’t used Seesaw, you may want to give it a try and play around with it. Scan the code below or click on this link. 🙂
Happy Seesawing! Happy Weekend!