Conferences with Seesaw
Our step-by-step guide to simplifying parent teacher conference prep with Seesaw!
It’s easier to collect everything in Seesaw. Just take a photo or upload the work and save yourself from carrying boxes of papers home.
Watch this short video to learn how to use folders in your class. Set up a Wow Work or Conference folder. In the Manage Class menu, scroll to folders, make sure the 'Show add to folder step' is set to students and teachers, and student editing is ON.
If you want to add content already in Seesaw to a specific folder, tap the folder icon under the item. To view a student's conference folder, tap on their name, then tap on the folder icon next to their name, then pick the folder.
Show this video to your students to explain what type of work they should add into their Wow Work/Conference folder, if they're going to be helping to select work.
1. Take a photo of their best writing and read it aloud
2. Choose a favorite book and do a 1 minute read aloud
3. Choose a piece of math or science work and describe it
4. Share a goal for next term: “I hope to learn…”
Print out the parent invite handouts, share this Parent Welcome video, and have families join at the conference. Here's how to get your parent invites!
To see which families are not yet connected, tap your profile icon in the upper left, scroll to Manage Class, scroll to Manage Parents, look at the ‘No Connected Parents’ section.
Download this image. Add it to your Seesaw class for parents to use as a starting point. With your help using the Seesaw Class app or website, have parents add a special, surprise message into their child's journal.
Parents will tap the [...] button below this image, tap “Copy & Edit”, tap their child’s name, tap the microphone button, record a special message "I'm proud of you because...", then tap the ✅ to save.