Josh Tappan

Uplift Student Voice with Unparalleled Video Tools

Students using video tools in Seesaw

Educators have always looked for ways to promote student agency and amplify student voice. Edtech tools that made this quick and simple became popular among teachers, with Seesaw and Flip (previously Flipgrid) gaining popularity by building high-quality products that met clear classroom needs – as well as cultivating strong and supportive teacher communities. Recently, many […]

An Interview with Primary School Teacher Loretta Fernando-Smith

We took a field trip to visit Loretta Fernando-Smith, primary school teacher in Hessen, Germany. She shared what’s on her mind this year as she gets ready for back to school! Pick one word that is your focus or intention this school year. Loretta: Curiosity What is your favorite activity to build classroom community during […]

An Interview with 3rd Grade Teacher Caitlin Arakawa

We took a field trip to visit Caitlin Arakawa, a third grade teacher in California. She shared what’s on her mind this year as she gets ready for back to school! Pick one word that is your focus or intention this school year. Caitlin: “Connection” What is your favorite activity to build classroom community during […]

An Interview with 3rd Grade Teacher Hannah Irion-Frake

Third Grade Teacher Engaging Students

We took a field trip to visit Hannah Irion-Frake, a third grade teacher in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She shared what’s on her mind this year as she gets ready for back to school! Pick one word that is your focus or intention this school year. Hannah: “Growth” What is your favorite activity to build classroom community […]

An Interview with Kindergarten Teacher Ben Cogswell

We took a field trip to visit Ben Cogswell, a Kindergarten teacher in California. He shared what’s on his mind this year as he gets ready for back to school! Pick one word that is your focus or intention this school year. Ben: “Independence” What is your favorite activity to build classroom community during the […]

Easy and powerful ways to create, assign, and manage activities on Seesaw

Powered by Seesaw

At Seesaw, our teams work year-round to ensure classrooms have the best possible teaching and learning tools. In early August, we’ll be releasing a new experience for creating, assigning, and managing activities. These updates will make it easier for teachers to create engaging activities, differentiate instruction, plan ahead, and stay organized– with some new highly-requested […]

Shaping the Future: Moving Forward After ISTELive 2023

Seesaw ISTELive 2023 Booth Presentation

Educators from around the world gathered at the ISTELive 2023 Conference in Philadelphia to explore the latest advancements in educational technology and to connect with their peers. In this post, we will explore what to do after the conference, provide some helpful advice, and highlight the upcoming Connect virtual conference designed to build on what […]

Benefits of Interactive Whiteboards You Might Be Missing

Students at Whiteboard

Interactive whiteboards open a new world of possibilities for whole group instruction. Many teachers have their go-to ways to use their interactive whiteboards. But there are a few benefits of interactive whiteboards you might be missing. Now that the Present to Class button is available on any Seesaw activity or lesson, getting started is easy. […]

Schools Facing Critical Teacher Shortages, Here’s How Seesaw Can Help

Administrators and teachers talking in the hallway of a school

Many schools are entering the new year with an unprecedented number of vacancies. There just aren’t enough teachers. States and districts are trying creative ways to address the teacher shortage, including issuing temporary certifications, hiring long-term substitute teachers, increasing class sizes, and shortening the school week. Such interventions may succeed in filling vacancies. They may […]

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