Seesaw is a communication app. Your child’s teacher can send you photographs, videos, notes, links to websites, and can upload documents. This can be to show you the work your child has done or to set work and share important information. There are two different ways to access Seesaw both as a parent and as a child, either using a laptop/ desktop computer, or through a phone or tablet by downloading the app.
Seesaw for children
The children can access Seesaw and have a lot more options to upload and comment. They can access in the same way as parents, using computers or phones/ tablets. You will be provided with a unique log in for your child to use.
Computers – Children will go to the seesaw website and select the second option to log in as a student. Here they can enter the 12 letter code that was on their invitation. The children can then use Seesaw to share and upload work, photos, videos and notes. Much like the teacher does.
Phone/ tablet – The children will be directed on their invitation to download the ‘Seesaw class’ app, not the ‘family’ app l. The children can then scan the QR code from their invitation and can then access their journal.
Children can click on the green + sign - this will give them choices to take live photos or videos, or to upload photos and videos from their device (computer, phone, tablet). Children can also add ‘notes’ if they want to communicate with the class teacher. When children upload to their journal, only the child, the class teacher and the child’s family members using Seesaw can access the journal. No other pupils can see your child’s journal. Any comments made on the journal by your child or family members will need to be approved by the class teacher before they are published.
What is Seesaw? Introduction for students