One of the best apps I've come across in the past six months is Seesaw. Not only is it FREE, but it is one of the most intuitive online publishing apps for early years students I've come across. Using a class QR Code, students can access their profile on your class's Seesaw account and begin to upload their photos, videos, or voice recordings of their work. They can draw on their photos, create reflections of their work using the text or voice recording options, and then they can submit it for publication. The best part is that the teacher has control as to which student submissions will be published. This is a great feature for teaching young students about being responsible for all they publish online. And where do the published works go? To their parents or those who have been invited to view the students' work. Seesaw is the conduit between the classroom bulletin board and full scale student blogging. It's easy, it's fast, and it's effective.
YEAR 2: The Year 2 teachers at our school are starting our pilot project of using Seesaw in the classroom. I'm excited to see what they will come up with over the course of the year and the amazing work the students will be creating and sharing on this platform.
Here's a 1 minute video of the involved teachers sharing their ideas and excitement of using Seesaw in their class!