The advent calendar of educational iPad apps day 24 – Seesaw

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The final app in the advent calendar of educational iPad apps is definitely the one which has had the most positive impact on my teaching on the last year.

For anyone who has ever experienced difficulty sharing work from iPads, Seesaw could be the solution. I have often experienced this issue, particularly as our school has shared iPads. I have tried various ways to share, from email to apps like Showbie. Whilst they are good solutions, they require students to sign in to share. Whilst this should in theory be simple, the reality is forgotten usernames and password, lost learning time and lots of frustration. Seesaw solves this problem by using QR code scanning to log on – it’s simple fast and very effective.

Once logged in children can share work from a huge range of applications through a couple of taps. As a teacher you can view, approve and assess work very quickly. You can also allow children to peer assess and comment on each other’s work. There’s loads more you can do, such as allow parent access and comments, post directly to blogs and more options around assessment.

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The advent calendar of educational iPad apps day 24 – Seesaw

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