Seesaw Parent and Family

Seesaw Parent and Family Wiki

Written by Seesaw Learning, Inc.

Rated 4.66209 From 7,144 Votes
$ 0.00
  • Last Updated: 2020-08-14
  • New version: 7.4.1
  • File size: 273.94 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

Seesaw Parent and Family

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Seesaw Parent and Family is an iPhone and Android Education App, made by Seesaw Learning, Inc.. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Seesaw Learning, Inc., with the latest current version being 7.4.1 which was officially released on 2020-08-14. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 7,144 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.66209 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?

Seesaw is a digital portfolio that gives you real-time glimpses into your child’s school day. Seesaw helps you stay in the loop and gives you an opportunity to support your child's learning at home. Used in over 200,000 classrooms, 1 in 4 schools in the US, and over 100 countries! **Named Best Website of 2016 by American Association of School Librarians, 2016 Top Pick for Education by Common Sense Media, and featured in by Apple as "Perfect for Every Classroom" for 9 months.** +REQUIRES A SEESAW SIGNUP CODE FROM YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER TO USE+ When your child adds a new post to their journal, like a photo, video or drawing, you'll automatically get notified. Follow the notification to view the new addition to your child’s journal and support their learning. FEATURES Simple Sign Up ∙ Scan the QR code on the handout you received from your child's teacher and create an account to see your child's journal and begin to receive notifications Automatic Notifications About New Posts ∙ Check out what your child is doing, wherever you are! ∙ Customize your notification preferences - receive all notifications or a daily digest ∙ Leave a text or voice comment to encourage your child! Easily Message Teachers ∙ Message privately with your child’s teacher ∙ Receive class-wide announcements All of Your Student’s Work in One Place! ∙ Browse your child’s journal from each class ∙ View posts on a calendar or sort by folders. ∙ Translate notes, comments and captions into 50+ languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and more! ∙ Save anything to your device's camera roll All Content is Private and Secure ∙ Student content is secure, and is never shared with 3rd parties. ∙ Check out our Privacy Principles at Export a Zip Archive of Your Child's Work ∙ Available anytime on the web anytime at: Need help? Visit our Help Center at

Top Reviews

  • Not bad, could be better

    By Mr. Houghton
    I have taught second grade for many years. For the past several years, I have used Class Dojo to keep families informed about what their children are doing in school and send messages back and forth. I switched to SeeSaw this year because Class Dojo won’t he student data privacy pledge. I wish SeeSaw had a few features I am used to, such as the ability to schedule messages for delivery at a later time. Also, posting pictures and videos of my learners in action takes SO many steps on SeeSaw! Notifications don’t always appear in a timely manner either, so sometimes I miss messages from parents until after school. I am committed to using it through the end of this school year, and I hope that the parts I am learning to use (like students uploading their work) will be better than what I have experienced so far.
  • Ok but could be better

    By Angelisa hawes
    Great have a love it by the way except the fact is every time someone post something or they do understand it just comes up and I do you want me and it leaves like a little mark so you have to click on it and get rid of it but I also don’t like when you have a real app because they usually use it what happens is that when you leave it for like five minutes and you come back on to arm the page or doing it just goes away everything you’ve been working on for the past few hours or minutes there 30 minutes just goes away to start all over so I wish I could do something about that.
  • So annoying

    By Btenmm
    It’s one of two things.....either the school our kids go to have no idea how to use the app effectively, or it’s the worst app of all time. I have notifications turned off but I get notifications constantly. We have two kids, so every time a school note goes out I get everything twice. There is no rhyme or reason to things that get posted. Basically there are so many notes that it makes it tedious to even want to navigate. The only thing I like it for, is if a teacher or my kids post a photo or video of something cool they did in class. I’ve told our kids that they are responsible for their learning and that we won’t use the app. No different than the way it was before technology. If it’s something important we parents need to know.....just send us an email or send a note home with the kids.
  • Give teachers stickers

    By LeahfromMPLS
    Seesaw has been pretty easy to navigate. I like that is connected to GSuite and I have a Microsoft Surface that makes it easy to navigate. I have a kindergartner and he likes that activities his teacher have both created and uploaded from the shared lessons. The microphone is also of good recording quality. Things I wish this product would offer: 1) I have to use my own snipping tool to re-post responses, it would be great if this was integrated. To be able to pull the original document that was posted and be able to write on it. 2) Why does this tool not use stickers ? Elementary teachers always use stamps and stickers when they respond to school work. Thta would be awesome.
  • So that’s what they do all day! 😉

    By kitty13
    Seesaw Gives me a “peek” into my 2nd grader’s school day. From photos of her journaling assignments to videos of her presentations, it’s a wonderful (and easy) way for me, but also grandparents, uncles, aunts,, etc to be a part of her school day. I am able to “love “ and/or comment on the pictures, there is a zoom option (which makes reading assignments on my phone much easier), and a section where teachers can send out a notification that might be urgent (such as, we are closing early for snow!). I am very pleased with this app so far.
  • 2 apps

    By HsvTutoring
    I am a private tutor. I use this app multiple times a day with all of my students. There are so many features that I like about this app. It has been a great way to go paperless and to communicate with my parents. I have the parents post videos and pictures of the homework I assign. In order to do this they have to download the class app and the family app. There needs to be a way to integrate all of this into one app. Having two apps makes the first week of setup really confusing for parents. It would be much more convenient if all of the features were combined into one app.
  • Poor UI choices, difficult to manage content

    By HelenNJ
    I’ve been using Seesaw online before but it’s difficult to view pictures and video on a tablet there (if it’s an album then all you see is a small image), so this year I gave up and installed the app. Other than being able to see larger pictures and more stable navigation (it was just atrocious online, so hardly an improvement), I don’t see any benefits in installing the app and consuming space on your device. I have just one kid who is in the last elementary grade. But according to the app, I have 5 children since it seems to treat every class as “child”. Can’t get rid of any old stuff. When I open a list of “children”, they all are listed under one name and I don’t know which class is which. Messages from 2 grades ago are still there, can’t delete anything. Sometimes notification bubble is up but there is actually nothing new when you tap on it. Overall seems very disorganized and maybe convenient for teachers but not so much for the parents. Can’t wait to not use it ever!
  • Why are there two apps with different views?!

    By JdubbsSSF
    I was asked by my child’s 2nd grade teacher to DL Seesaw family, only to notice I cannot submit their class work or homework on this (seesaw family) app?! I have to login to Seesaw class as my child’s login so I can take a picture of their work on my phone. Obviously my child can take a picture of the photo via their laptop computer, but who the hell wants to position a notebook in front of their laptop or iPad cam that’s blurry to show their work? What is the point of having this app at all if you cannot have the same functions?! What a waste of space when it’s redundant to have the teacher’s announcements made 4x in their seesaw classroom app + this parent app!
  • Good app that could use a few improvements

    By emster422
    It’s wonderful to be able to see kids’ completed work and their grades and teacher’s comments. However, since parents are already juggling multiple apps and mode of school communication during virtual learning, it would be helpful to see the students’ assignments in the family app in addition to the student app. This would help families keep track of upcoming work on their own devices instead of having to toggle between the family and student apps.
  • Good app - would like Touch ID login

    By Silidad
    Hi. This app is good for staying up to date with my child’s school. I would like you to add the ability to store the credentials and allow user login with Touch ID or I guess on the newer phones using face recognition. This is important because we all have so many apps that all require login at this point. Thanks.

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