Seesaw: create a strong communication link between class and family

A teacher shares her experience with the Seesaw platform, which keeps track of student learning and maintains constant contact with the family. “For some, it has completely changed the way they see school and what happens in the classroom,” she says.

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Myra Auvergnat Ringette

For three years, Myra Auvergnat Ringuette, teacher at the Externat St-Jean-Berchmans (primary), has been using the Seesaw communication tool which, according to her, creates a stronger bond between the class and the family. She also believes that Seesaw allows students to engage more in their learning.

Online portfolio, messaging, class blog, digital workbook, multiple qualifiers can be used to describe Seesaw. For Myra, it is a platform that allows us to keep track of students' learning and maintain constant contact with the family. It also presents training workshops, particularly within the framework of Créacamps, to help teachers discover this tool which is aimed at elementary school students, from kindergarten. Myra mentions that it is an intuitive tool, because the students usually get to grips with it quickly.

The possibilities of Seesaw

  • Document learning in real time. 
  • Encourage the development of digital skills in a concrete way.
  • Maximize educational differentiation.
  • Diversify production tasks (recording, drawing, photo, text, etc.).
  • Provide “USB” feedback (useful, specific and benevolent).
  • Submit activities to complete
  • Build and organize productions by file and by student
  • Communicate in real time with parents
  • Consult and adapt the activities of the user sharing bank

Myra maintains that quick and easy communication with parents remains one of Seesaw's main advantages. “For some, it completely changed the way they saw school and what happens in the classroom. They practically see their child's progress live as they document their learning. This makes it possible to put the positive forward, to engage in more concrete parent / child discussions about the school and, above all, to empower the student. Student engagement is the key to success! ".

Radditional resources

Carrefour education also offers a plug Seesaw containing tutorials and additional educational tracks.

Dimension (s) of digital competence related to this article
6- Communicate using digital technology

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About the Author

Martine Rioux
Martine Rioux
After studying public communication, Martine worked as a journalist for various publications, before pursuing her career as an interactive communications consultant at La Capitale, a financial group, then at Québec Numérique, an organization she took over as general manager before making the jump. as political advisor in the office of the Minister for Digital Government Transformation. Today she is the online Editor-in-Chief and Special Projects Manager at l'École branchée. Her dream: that everyone has access to technology and can use it as a tool for learning and opening up to the world.

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