Getting Started with Seesaw

Seesaw The Learning Journal

Getting Started with Seesaw

Getting Started Seesaw

Seesaw is a digital learning journal for students in grades K-12. Students can save physical and digital work and share their thinking. I have it listed in my favorite apps for 2016 and in a post about my favorite overall app.


Starting Your Class with Seesaw

In order to get started, you just need to follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to on your computer or download the Seesaw app for iOS or Android and sign up for a free account.
  2. Set up your class.
    1. You can copy and paste your class list or enter your students one by one.
    2. Determine how you want your students to log in – QR code (great for younger students) or by email (appropriate for high school students).
  3. Enable permissions. Take your time to go through the settings. Adjust each section to set the permission levels for your class. I always say less is more. I prefer to make the class more restrictive in the beginning and slowly introduce new features.  This way we can discuss them as a class and determine what is appropriate for our class.
  4. Make a welcome post!
  5. Introduce your students to Seesaw.
    1. Have your students take a selfie.
    2. Explore the drawing tool with your students.
    3. There are even more activity ideas on Seesaw’s website.
  6. Lastly, invite parents. Once you have a few pieces of work for all of your students, show off their work to their parents. Students love this feature and parents appreciate it too.

For more information and help, be sure to click here to check out Seesaw’s awesome help center.

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