Appsolutely! Using SeeSaw for student portfolios

Recently heard about a new app you’d like to try in your teaching? Perhaps you’re pondering some new ways to tackle a learning and teaching challenge? Come and join us for the latest in this series of events looking at educational apps and tools, and explore how they can be aligned with a range of pedagogical approaches.

This regular, short session is presented by a diverse range of educators sharing what they’ve learned through their own practice. Each session includes:

  • An overview of a particular teaching and learning challenge
  • Introduction to the app or tool
  • How it can be used in teaching
  • Q&A and discussion (if you’ve tried it yourself, come along and share your own experiences!)

Today’s app: SeeSaw
Think of it like a portfolio, for starters. With SeeSaw, students capture what they are working on with videos, photos, audio recording, drawing, captions, text, PDFs, and links to other apps. Thus they can document their learning as it occurs, reflect on the learning process and evaluate progress. You can control what is shared with others and what comments are possible. It’s widely accessible, easy to use with email or Google accounts, and combines so many useful functions in one tool.

In this recording, Clare McGrath introduces its main features, and explores with you possibilities for exploiting it in different contexts for a range of purposes, particularly the journal and class blog features.

See below the slides from the presentation

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