I’m joining my super blogging friends today for another You Oughta Know blog hop for the month of April. I think you oughta know about the free digital portfolio app Seesaw. (keep reading)
This year, I have had a lot of fun finding new apps to utilize with the iPads that I received through a grant that I was awarded. One of my many discoveries has been Seesaw. Seesaw is a great app to keep track of your students’ digital and hard artifacts throughout the year.
After signing up (you can use an existing Gmail account to sign up), you will have a variety of tools to use to collect artifacts. You can take pictures or video. You can have your students draw, or you can take anecdotal notes for a students. Another feature that I like is that you can create folders for each subject to stay organized.
Students can also upload artifacts to their digital portfolio by creating an account using a special class code.
So, you may be thinking, “This is cool, but so what?”. The answer to the “so what?” question is that this app is a valuable tool for teacher-student conferences and parent-teacher conferences. I must confess that I have trouble keeping up with PAPERS! With this app, I am able to grab my gradebook and my iPad for conferences and show multiple artifacts that display what my students are doing in my classroom. Just call it gold in an app! Have you ever heard of Seesaw? Do you utilize another digital tool or app in your classroom for student portfolios? Leave a comment below!