Seesaw Blogs are a simple way to showcase the amazing work students are doing in the classroom with the broader community. Blogging gives students an authentic audience of their classmates, parents and other students around the globe, encouraging better work and providing opportunities for real feedback.
Setting up the Blog
Students will see the blog icon when the blog is enabled and can click on Publish to the blog. The teacher will need to approve the post, but it's that easy. Using the seesaw blog saves the teacher time as it is quick and easy to post to the blog. The pictures, videos, and work has already been created by the student.
Blogs can be public on the internet (not recommended) or password protected. Students' last names are always hidden. Teachers can moderate student posts before they go live. They can enable or disable comments. Using the Seesaw blog also allows students to see each other's work while working in a remote or in person environment.
Jeffco Generation skills
Using the Seesaw blog allows students to develop various generation skills.
Students are involved in Civic and Global Engagement: Students take active roles in their communities, are prepared to be participatory citizens in our constitutional republic, and are engaged with issues of local, national, and global concern. By using the blog, students can engage locally with their class but teachers can also connect with other seesaw blogs across the world.
Students increase their Communication skills: Students learn to effectively communicate in written, digital, artistic, and oral forms. Students learn to explore and articulate their own points of view, while respectfully understanding the perspectives of others. Seesaw blog users need to make decisions as to how they communicate with their peers and how they express themselves in their posts.
Using Seesaw blogs also allows students to apply digital citizenship skills and learn how to give appropriate feedback to their peers.
Blogging with Seesaw
Check out this webinar from Seesaw if you want to see how teachers are using the blog.