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opportunity to support your child's learning at home. Used in over 200,000
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Not bad, could be better
I have taught second grade for many years. For the past several years, I have used Class Dojo to keep families informed about what their children are doing in school and send messages back and forth. I switched to SeeSaw this year because Class Dojo won’t he student data privacy pledge. I wish SeeSaw had a few features I am used to, such as the ability to schedule messages for delivery at a later time. Also, posting pictures and videos of my learners in action takes SO many steps on SeeSaw! Notifications don’t always appear in a timely manner either, so sometimes I miss messages from parents until after school. I am committed to using it through the end of this school year, and I hope that the parts I am learning to use (like students uploading their work) will be better than what I have experienced so far.
It’s one of two things.....either the school our kids go to have no idea how to use the app effectively, or it’s the worst app of all time. I have notifications turned off but I get notifications constantly. We have two kids, so every time a school note goes out I get everything twice. There is no rhyme or reason to things that get posted. Basically there are so many notes that it makes it tedious to even want to navigate. The only thing I like it for, is if a teacher or my kids post a photo or video of something cool they did in class. I’ve told our kids that they are responsible for their learning and that we won’t use the app. No different than the way it was before technology. If it’s something important we parents need to know.....just send us an email or send a note home with the kids.
So that’s what they do all day! 😉
Seesaw Gives me a “peek” into my 2nd grader’s school day. From photos of her journaling assignments to videos of her presentations, it’s a wonderful (and easy) way for me, but also grandparents, uncles, aunts,, etc to be a part of her school day. I am able to “love “ and/or comment on the pictures, there is a zoom option (which makes reading assignments on my phone much easier), and a section where teachers can send out a notification that might be urgent (such as, we are closing early for snow!). I am very pleased with this app so far.
I am a private tutor. I use this app multiple times a day with all of my students. There are so many features that I like about this app. It has been a great way to go paperless and to communicate with my parents. I have the parents post videos and pictures of the homework I assign. In order to do this they have to download the class app and the family app. There needs to be a way to integrate all of this into one app. Having two apps makes the first week of setup really confusing for parents. It would be much more convenient if all of the features were combined into one app.
Poor UI choices, difficult to manage content
I’ve been using Seesaw online before but it’s difficult to view pictures and video on a tablet there (if it’s an album then all you see is a small image), so this year I gave up and installed the app. Other than being able to see larger pictures and more stable navigation (it was just atrocious online, so hardly an improvement), I don’t see any benefits in installing the app and consuming space on your device. I have just one kid who is in the last elementary grade. But according to the app, I have 5 children since it seems to treat every class as “child”. Can’t get rid of any old stuff. When I open a list of “children”, they all are listed under one name and I don’t know which class is which. Messages from 2 grades ago are still there, can’t delete anything. Sometimes notification bubble is up but there is actually nothing new when you tap on it. Overall seems very disorganized and maybe convenient for teachers but not so much for the parents. Can’t wait to not use it ever!
Facebook for elementary school children
Unfortunately this app is basically Facebook for elementary school children, closely mimicking the Facebook feed and even offering little kids the ability to Like and comment on each others’ posts. I don’t want my kids’ school sending a message that social media usage is positive and should be embraced when in fact evidence shows it can be detrimental to the emotional well being of young people. No thanks, I asked my son’s teacher to opt him out of using this app.
I’ve Ben working with my class for many weeks. This is very useful if you are a teacher or student and you need to work with your class or something like that I do recommend it I love it so much and the teacher can check before you post anything he checks then he posts.
Love the app. But it is frustrating that I cannot delete messages from teachers. Especially ones I still have from previous years. Please update it so we can manage to delete the messages.
Greatt app for a school child
Really really great app!!!! Love it!! My son goes to 1st grade I get all the updates the teacher sends. She sends all his pictures, pictures she takes, and just an easy way to message her out of school for updates!! Thank you!
Look at me!
My daycare uses this app and I enjoy getting pictures of their day. However, I wish I could save the pictures from the app. So far I haven’t been able to find a way so I have to log on to the website to be able to save the photos.
Great so far
We haven’t used it much yet, but our kids teachers had us download it and I look forward to seeing updates. One thing I do notice is I can’t post pictures of my kids to their teachers, I think that would be beneficial for home to school communication.
This app is fantastic I love being able to see what’s happening in school and the easy communication with teachers.
Students can’t sign in.
I’m a student myself, and I really like the Seesaw layout, but why can’t students sign in? I needed this app, so I could access Seesaw on my phone, but it seems like only family accounts can sign in. My account isn’t connected to a family, so I would please like some feedback. I can’t actually say anything about the actual app because I can’t sign in. Good wishes, a student.
App is very delayed
This is a great tool to see what the kids are doing in school. My only issue is when one of my kids post, it does not come onto the app for 4-5 days later. It shows the date it was posted so I do know how long it took to see the item. If this would be fixed, it would be a 5 star rating.
Works 10% of the time
This app only works 10% of the time. It’s very frustrating to use. It gives a connection error most of the time even when I am sure my network is working perfectly. I need to try so many times before I am able to see my children’s work at school. On the rare occasion that I am able to get in, the connection times out again in the middle of viewing the posts.
Yes. Seesaw Parent and Family is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 7,737 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.6/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Seesaw Parent and Family Is 78.5/100.
Yes. Seesaw Parent and Family is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 7,737 Seesaw Parent and Family User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Seesaw Parent and Family Is 78.5/100.
Seesaw Parent and Family works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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