Seesaw Learning Platform
Capel-le-Ferne Primary School launched the use of Seesaw as an online learning and communication platform in April 2020, following the government closure of schools and implementation of social-distancing due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
Seesaw is app-based technology which allows:
- Teachers to find and create activities to share with students.
- Students to use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record and more to capture learning in a portfolio.
- Families to see their child’s work and leave comments and encouragement.
The system in our school has been set up centrally, ensuring appropriate accountability and safeguarding procedures are in place. Whilst each teacher will moderate and manage their respective classes on Seesaw, senior leaders have access and will maintain an overview of the whole school.
Parents are required to return their consent for use of the platform by themselves and their child, using the downloadable letter below.
Unique invite codes will then be sent out via email, with accompanying links to ‘how-to’ guides for setting up the Seesaw Class app for children, and Seesaw Family app for parents.
The class webpages will continue to be used alongside the new Seesaw platform, to communicate learning overviews and share examples of pupils’ learning across each term. Additional instruction and guidance will be posted regularly regarding the activities pupils may undertake each day/week, with links to suitable online and downloadable resources.
Teachers will maintain and direct learning during normal working hours (approx. 8:30am – 5pm) Monday – Friday. Although all content will be viewed in order to approve it, it is unrealistic for teachers to make comments on everything that is posted. General feedback may be given on specific learning activities, alongside directed words of encouragement and support.
We recognise that not everyone will have access to the same types of technology or the resources to print from a computer. Pupils may complete activities in whatever ways work best in their situation, including simple note making with paper and pen from online viewing. Evidence of learning can be sent typed, screenshot, photographed or uploaded in any other creative means.
Seesaw code of conduct
In order to use Seesaw safely and effectively to support learning, please adhere to the follow:
- Keep login details, including invite codes, private and secure.
- Only allow the named individual to use each profile.
- When making posts and comments, please do so politely and respectfully, in accordance with our school values and behaviour policy.
- Be aware of what you are saying and to who – check the ID labels (top left) to inform you about who can see each post.
- Keep comments relevant to the initial post they relate to – do not use the platform for general discussion about things unrelated to our school and the directed learning.
- Check the suitability of posts before uploading, making sure it does not contain any personal information, such as your address or contact details. (Consider carefully what is in the background of any photo.)
- Pupils should check permission with their parents before uploading documents/files or making requests for posts to be shared with others in the class.
If you have questions or concerns relating to the Seesaw platform, please contact the school office by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about how Seesaw works, who sees each post and potential answers to frequently asked questions, see the additional information in the link below.