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Seesaw Parent Workshops

Today, Bec and Sam hosted a workshop for parents to experience the features of Seesaw and practise effective feedback on their child’s posts. Included in this post are the slides and resources from the workshop, as well as some additional information about how Seesaw works, feedback guidelines and the importance of family engagement in education.

What is Seesaw?

This video offers an overview of how Seesaw works. The first few slides in our presentation below run offer some examples of what this currently looks like at ISB.

Family Engagement

We know ISB families value engagement in their children’s education and thanks to Seesaw, we can now see what some of this engagement can look like. By regularly checking, commenting and discussing your child’s learning activities through seesaw and fact to face, you are:

  • Showing your child you value the process of learning as well as their effort and achievement
  • Enhancing your child’s accountability for their learning
  • Providing opportunities for feedback that moves learning forward


The Importance of Family Engagement in Education (Seesaw)

Full Study (Henderson & Mapp, 2002)

Translation Tools

Seesaw has the ability to translate content for our EAL students and international families. Watch the video below for a full demonstration.

Seesaw Feedback Guidelines

For a long time we have understood the importance of feedback in education and thanks to the work of John Hattie and Dylan Wiliam there is a lot of supporting data about the efficacy of effective feedback in learning. Effective feedback, however, takes practice, and for this reason we encourage you to observe the following guidelines in order to ensure that we always provide feedback that moves learning forward.

Download Seesaw Feedback Guidelines

Monday’s Workshop Slides


Here are the slides form Monday’s parent workshop for your perusal.

Please feel free to contact ES Ed Tech at any time!


Bec Taylor, PK3 – Grade 1: rtaylor@isb.bj.edu.cn

Sam Griffin, Grade 2 – Grade 5: sgriffin@isb.bj.edu.cn 

Susan Su, Ed Tech TA: SSu@isb.bj.edu.cn

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