The presentation was amazing which led me to pilot the app in my classroom that school year. Setting up your classroom is a simple process which can be completed in minutes. The app is easy to use and creates a digital portfolio that follows students through school from year to year.
Teachers can send messages to parents, and easily upload photos to student portfolios from your phone.
Using the app in the classroom supports student empowerment and independence and provides an authentic audience. There is an app for the classroom which needs to be downloaded to devices. There is an alternate app for family devices they use to access their student’s portfolio.
Both apps are free and there are Family Letters that can be printed out which include the QR code so families can easily scan them to install. There is a Classroom QR code page which is posted in our classroom for easy student access. Each time a student is posting work and needs to access their portfolio, they simply scan this QR code.
Lately, as a class, we have utilized the app smashing feature and combined Chatterpix with Seesaw. Wow, what a huge motivator to get my student’s to write! Seesaw is constantly adding apps that easily integrate with their interface. Here is an example of some art we created in October and then added some audio with Chatterpix. (We were working on making silly Halloween poems)
Seesaw and Google Drive work together beautifully where before students were taking a picture of their work, now they can just post it from Google Drive while logged into Seesaw. Students have used the program on iPad mini devices, Kindles and Chromebooks, all these methods work great.
Check out the official Seesaw website here to find out more.