Snap1A: Digitally Connecting Families and Schools the Seesaw Way
Location: W187c, Table 1
Listen and learn : Snapshot
Monday, June 25, 1:30–2:30 pm
Location: W187c, Table 1
Dr. Patricia Holzman Dr. Courtney Pepe Dr. Stephanie Talalai Dr. Wendy Thompson
Explore the use of online portfolio journals to connect students with disabilities to their families and schools. Attendees will get an overview of the implementation of a schoolwide initiative using Seesaw for communication. Hear the perspectives of the supervisor of technology, classroom teachers, parents and students through video and personal reflections.
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Seesaw The Learning Journal
or the Seesaw app available for all platforms
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Communication and collaboration|
|Subject area:||Special education|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Participants will be able to establish a communication network between school and home.
Participants will be able to promote family engagement in student learning.
Participants will be able to establish a professional dialog with student's families.
Participants will be able to establish student digital portfolios for student self-assessment.
Participants will be able to distribute communications in multiple languages to meet the diverse needs of their families.
Participants will be able to foster student ownership and pride in their learning through facilitating meaningful conversation between school and home.
Introduction(2mins) Background of presenters and development of the home to school digital initiative.
Outcomes (1min) - Description of the information participants will gain from the presentation.
Review (10 mins)- Discussion with supporting images of the development of the initiative.
Overview (10 mins)- Practical examples of school/home/school exchanges documenting the highs and lows of the collaboration experience.
Wrap up (3 mins)- Future plans for growing the collaboration
Question and Answer Time (4 mins)
Leithwood, K., & Patrician, P. (2015). Changing the educational culture of the home to increase student success at school. Societies, 5(3), 664-685. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/soc5030664
Pohio, Karen, and Garry Falloon. "Deliberate acts of virtual communication: cellphones as a tool to enhance student learning and engagement." Set: Research Information for Teachers [Wellington], no. 3, 2010, p. 2+. Academic OneFile, draweb.njcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=AONE&sw=w&u=jers45639&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CA250135289&sid=summon&asid=a5615fc8e512d59a007115858fddebb0. Accessed 26 Sept. 2017.
Wong, K. K. (2015). Implementing parent engagement policy in an increasingly culturally diverse community of new immigrants: How new is "new"? Canadian Journal of Education, 38(3), 1-30. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1719260916?accountid=12793