By Jessica O’Neill, Laura Berard & Sarah Thurber
How can the use of Seesaw increase students’ ability to portray their learning and to critique their work by evaluating samples and then make the decision to only share their Wow work?
The intended learning outcome is that students will take ownership of their learning by thoughtfully selecting an example of their work that represents their best work – their “Wow Work” – and be able to explain the reason for selecting that work.
Our students are encouraged to be learner driven and take ownership of their learning accomplishments as well as their goals. They are expected to choose a piece of work they consider to be “wow work” and post it to seesaw. The students then record their explanations about why they chose the particular piece and why it is “wow work”. Please see the video links and images below for examples of what students chose as their “wow work” in the classroom.
As a result of posting their entries, the students are developing meaningful connections with their peers and families about their education through sharing their work. We chose Seesaw as a means to help build the connection between school and home.
Student Wow Work Examples
Here is an example of a student’s wow work and a parent comment underneath.
“I chose this as my wow work because I worked on it really good.” (Video Link)
“I choose math to be my wow work.” (Video Link)
“This is my wow work and I chose to add with really big numbers.” (Video Link)
“I like Seesaw because my mom can see what I did on Seesaw” (Video Link)
Jessica O’Neill is a Kindergarten teacher and Digital Learning R & D Team member at Guiteras Elementary School.
Laura Berard is an ELL teacher K-5 and Digital Learning R & D Team member at Guiteras Elementary School.
Sarah Thurber is a speech therapist and Digital Learning R & D Team member at Guiteras Elementary School.