Thursday, August 6, 2015
Seesaw 2.0 - More Great Features for Building and Sharing Digital Portfolios
Earlier this summer the popular digital portfolio service, SeeSaw, expanded to offer a Chrome app, Android app, and browser edition to go along with the popular iPad app. This week SeeSaw unveiled version 2.0.
SeeSaw 2.0 keeps all of the great features that have made it popular including letting students join your class by scanning a QR code, taking pictures of physical work, and importing digital work. To those useful features SeeSaw 2.0 adds more tools for drawing, an option for teachers to enable "liking" and commenting on work, and an option to log-in with a Google Account.
Applications for Education
Of the new features in SeeSaw 2.0 the most significant is the option to enable "liking" and commenting. If you enable that option for your students, they can use likes and comments to give each other feedback on the work in their digital portfolios.
One other new feature that you might find helpful is the option to archive old classes.
If you're planning to use SeeSaw this fall, take a look at the free presentation resource that SeeSaw offers. The presentation will help you explain to parents how SeeSaw works and why you're using it.