We are going to be using an online tool called Seesaw (http://seesaw.me) throughout the school. It is a secure online learning journal where children and staff can create and upload work to document their learning. Seesaw will also be used for homework on some occasions. The tool will be extremely useful for remote learning should school be in a situation where a group of children have to stay at home or another lockdown situation in the future.
Your child or teacher will add things like photos, videos, worksheets, drawings and voice recordings to their Seesaw journal. On occasions children may have work uploaded that they have completed in a pair or group – this may be a photo or video including other children. In these situations, the work or image/s will be visible to all the children/parents involved.
In order for your child to use Seesaw, the app needs your child’s name in order to be able to associate work like their photos, videos or voice recordings with their account. Seesaw only uses this information to provide the service and doesn’t advertise in Seesaw, create profiles of students, or share or sell your child’s personal information or journal content. You can read more about their strong privacy promises here: https://web.seesaw.me/privacy.
Under an EU law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in order for your child to use Seesaw, we must get your consent. You can now give your consent through ParentPay so please log on here to do so. There is no cost involved.
We hope that your child will enjoy using Seesaw to document and share their learning this year both at school and at home.