Finding new ways to keep the kids interested in their schoolwork, and at the same time to teach them something that they will find useful in their lives in incredibly challenging. Nevertheless, professors have managed to educate generations upon generations of brilliant kids, so they must have been doing something right, right?
Well, even though that’s largely true, there’s so much space to improve education in the digital age that all we can see around ourselves is actually opportunities to make the educational experience as great as it can be. The team behind Seesaw.Me has dedicated their time to making a platform that helps kids study better through the usage of connected portfolios.
So, how does that work? Seesaw is in its essence an app that installs to tablet computers that are then given to children in schools to use during classes. Tablets are the basic that the school provides to their pupils and with that allows them to learn and evolve better. When it comes to the usage of technology, we should really think ahead and say that tablets are truly helping kids in schools learn better and should definitely be incorporated in more and more schools.
School? There’s An App For That
So, after the kids have their tablets with the Seesaw app installed, they can start making a change in their lives right away. Through a simple and intuitive interface, students are given the tools to show what they know in the way that works best for them, and we can’t stress the importance of this enough. You see, some kids learn better by listening, while some are more visual types. What this app does is it makes all of the opportunities open, and lets kids do whatever they like to learn things that are important. This way, there’s no pressure from the teachers on the kids that aren’t that good at drawing for example, because those students will be able to solve the tasks in some other way.
When a student makes something, like a collage for example, he or she can take a photograph from within the app, and then draw notes on the screen if he or she wants to emphasize a certain part of what’s been done. Great thing is that the work the students do is directly sent to their teachers’ app, where the teachers can see everything the students have been doing, organize the works and provide feedback through comments, similar to Facebook. This allows for teachers to sort through and approve the work of their young students, and instantly notify their parents about whatever their child is doing in school that day via a system of interconnected push notifications. This way the parents are updated on the progress of their children and they know what their child is doing at school, and where the problems lie – if there are any.
A Digital Journal Of Learning
All of the works from a single child are arranged in a so called journal, which is a place where the professors, parents and the children themselves can always come back and revisit the tasks and works the child has done in school. This is a wonderful tool to keep track of both the progress, and also the school year. Eliminating the certain sense of doubt the parents sometimes have in the professors, this also allows for a much better relationship between the teachers and parents, all aimed at making the most out of the education of a young student through the usage of modern technology.
Seesaw is a journal for students that gives them the power to archive online all that they are learning at school, so they can revisit it anytime. It’s tremendously important to have an app like this one, simply because it allows for much better tracking of progress and also gives the child an insight into the digital world that surrounds him or her. Seesaw is currently used in over 200 thousand classrooms in over 25 thousand schools throughout the world, and the usage of Seesaw is increasing every day.
Considering that there’s been only one school year the app is in use, we can truly expect great things from the Seesaw.Me team!