Seesaw: The Learning Journal

Seesaw: The Learning Journal for Pc

  • Category: Education
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-24
  • Current version: 6.1
  • File size: 142.58 MB
  • Developer: Seesaw Learning, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Seesaw: The Learning Journal on your Windows PC

Download Seesaw: The Learning Journal for Windows: Seesaw: The Learning Journal is an Education App, developed by Seesaw Learning, Inc.. The Education App was officially released 2014-11-10. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Seesaw Learning, Inc., with the latest current version being 6.1 which was officially released on 2018-10-24. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 25,743 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 5 out of a possible 5.

Using Seesaw: The Learning Journal on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Seesaw: The Learning Journal on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Seesaw: The Learning Journal for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Seesaw: The Learning Journal in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Seesaw: The Learning Journal application icon. A window of Seesaw: The Learning Journal will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Seesaw: The Learning Journal icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Seesaw: The Learning Journal

Developer Description

Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that inspires your students to do their best work and saves you time. ∙ Any device, shared or one-to-one ∙ Always free for teachers ∙ Used in over 200,000 classrooms and 1 out of 2 schools in the US Awards Include: ∙ 2018 Top Pick for Learning by Common Sense Education ∙ Best Website of 2016 by American Association of School Librarians ∙ Richard Byrne's Free Tech for Teachers ∙ Featured by Apple as "Perfect for Every Classroom" How Does Seesaw Help Teachers? Seesaw’s creative tools encourage student engagement ∙ Students express themselves, reflect on their learning and create a portfolio they're proud to show others. Get ideas and save prep time ∙ Browse thousands of great activities ready to use in your classroom today. ∙ Collect student responses digitally and lug home fewer papers. Focus even more on your students ∙ Seesaw helps you see and hear what each student knows so you can better understand their progress ∙ Give more differentiated support through comments and feedback. How Does Seesaw Work? ∙ Teachers find or create activities to share with students. ∙ Students take pics, draw, record videos and more to capture and reflect on learning in a portfolio. ∙ Families see their child’s work and leave comments and encouragement. Other Seesaw Features ∙ Compatible with 100s of other apps, including Apple and Google apps. ∙ Multiple sign in options, including QR sign in options for younger learners or shared device classrooms. ∙ Teachers control who can see what, and whether students and families can add likes or comments. ∙ Translate notes, comments and captions into 50+ languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and more! ∙ Class blogs, with the option to connect to other classes. ∙ Getting started tips and professional development resources at ∙ Follow @Seesaw on Twitter or join our Seesaw Teachers Facebook group to give feedback and connect with other inspiring educators. ∙ Seesaw is COPPA, FERPA and GDPR compliant. Learn more at

App Reviews

  • Such an improvement!

    By Reinaag
    In my previous review, I had written that while Seesaw had many amazing features, it was missing a feature that was important to home-school communication: the ability for parents to send pictures through private messaging. Now, the latest update gives that ability and more! Not only can parents/teachers send pictures through private messaging, but also videos, pdf files, and others! Now, my one remaining wish for Seesaw is to have something to the School Story feature similar to Class Dojo. This feature will help schools share school-wide activities/announcements to families. Seesaw is amazing!
  • The BEST app for primary grades!

    By Aidnduqodn
    I have always had two problems with independent work in my first grade class: I can’t check up on them without having them hand in a worksheet, and I can’t always be there to give them directions again in case they forget, especially during centers. This app solves both those problems!! I can be at home on my couch checking their independent center work, I can record and write directions so that children of all ability levels can understand what to do, and I can turn just about any assignment into an authentic assessment instantly! Could not love this app more!!

    By From an Tech Administrator
    When you run into issues, you CAN NOT call them for support. You have to do it via email and it takes DAYS to get real issues resolved. I usually get ONE response a day from their support people. Case in point, I opened a ticket with them on a server error we keep getting on Sept. 27 (over a week ago) and I am no closer to getting this resolved (it is now October 5th), then when I opened the ticket. As a support person, I am used to calling in issues and getting it resolved either on that phone call, or shortly there after (maybe a day or two later). This has happened now mulitiple times since we became a Seesaw For Schools building. The teachers who use Seesaw, absolutely love it, and I understand why, but coming from a support perspective, my view of Seesaw is quickly diminishing!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Maybe.

    By MollyBeccca
    I gave seesaw 3 stars because, well, to me, Seesaw is like “class instagram” I like how you can post things educational and that you can get in touch with your class mates on a device. But, I’d not do “teacher approvals.” It can take days to write a comment or days just to have a post be approved. Also, How come parent’s comments have to approved too? It makes no sense. It’s not like their going to post anything bad. Also, parents can’t post either it would be fun if they did. But still, just for the kids that want mothers and fathers to post on seesaw. I hope reading this response will have you with suggestions. This is just me though, I think seesaw is good though.
  • Great for Special Needs Classroom

    By Groovy Cool
    SeeSaw is fantastic for providing digital documentation of student work. Many of my students don't engage in paper pencil tasks, but in more hands-on activities geared toward their individual goals. SeeSaw allows me to post photos of them working, their successes and their joy of learning. It's a great way to share with parents who rarely know what their child does at school due the lack of "work" being sent home. I love that SeeSaw maintains student privacy by only allowing parents to view items in their child's portfolio. Thank you for such a great tool.
  • Great tool!

    By Lo Schneider
    This app has been a wonderful component of family school communication. It helps me more frequently update families about happenings in the classroom, send informal notes, and document student work. It’s also helpful with very anxious parents who need fast feedback in the beginning of the year. Thank you for adding pictures to announcements!! This is really helpful 👍🏻 I would like a couple issues fixed: 1. When you take a picture and are in for example the morning class you are not able to switch to the afternoon session without deleting the picture. This actually happens frequently and is annoying. 2. It is easy to forget about messages from parents in the inbox because once they are clicked on you aren’t really aware of them anymore. I think it would be helpful if the messages were sorted like an email format instead of by individual family members. This would make responding more efficient.
  • Parents love it!

    By kalissalll
    This is our second year using Seesaw. Parents love it!! It’s ‘instagram’ style feed allows for ease of use and visibility of pictures, announcements, and notes. I only with they could merge with remind for the benefit of importing a calendar and sending reminders automatically. With 40 students between my two classes, I wish there was a way to upload more than one picture at a time (similar to how Instagram lets you create a series) or create a collage of a few pics that represent students work on a certain activity. Finally, we purchased the Plus feature to help us with our Illinois KIDS portfolio artifacts, unfortunately the ratings scale is set for you and you can’t change it. It lets you use 4 stars instead of the 6 levels we need. Overall, a great basic app to help bring the experiences in the classroom home and vis versa, send announcements, and keep communication visual. Hoping for the silver bullet of apps to help meet the needs of busy teachers and bustling students!
  • Amazing

    By Little Dutch Girl
    Amazing app that allows students to be in charge of their own education. Love that they can add the pieces of evidence that show their learning and that they have the power to track their own growth. Hopes for the future: that I could send private messages to my students that their parents couldn’t see. Reminders, etc. Also would like to post straight to the blog without it having to be a journal entry. Or that I could have my own student account to post just to mine and then add it to the blog.
  • Perfect, except for one thing..

    By elem131
    I love this app! I use it daily to communicate with the family of a special needs student. It also helps me document what she is doing in real time, allowing me to take pictures of her working within the classroom and during social activities. The students uses the note tool to write to her parents about her day... it's wonderful. My only issue is that parents can not post themselves- I would like be for them to be able post pictures from home so we can use them as talking points for the student.
  • Parents love it for SLP updates

    By ElemSLP
    I first tried Seesaw with a select group of students and quickly expanded to my whole caseload. I surveyed parents and 90% gave it 5 stars and the few others gave it 4. I’ve had a lot of positive feedback from parents in passing and at meetings, and it’s more confidential than the FB groups the classrooms have. The only thing I wish I could change is to easily track who I haven’t posted for recently without needing to go through each kid individually.