Caroline Moore, parent, shares how real-time reporting deepens the connections between home, school, and learner. Regular communication has enabled richer dialogue for the whole whānau.
Title slide: Connecting with parents and whānau using real-time reporting
Filmed at Rāroa Normal Intermediate School
Caroline Moore, Parent|
I think Seesaw is a fantastic app.
|Caroline scrolling through Seesaw app on mobile device.|
|It means that we can immediately, that afternoon, talk to our kids about what it is they've been doing at school.||Caroline speaking to the camera.|
|Often there'll be photos or videos of them doing a group activity.||Caroline with student watching video of skateboarding.|
|It just means that there's communication happening far more regularly than it ever did before, and we've got an understanding of what the kids are actually doing at school.||Caroline speaking to the camera.|
|It opens the door to communication.||Caroline seated with student and Assistant Principal, watching laptop together.|
|So if I've got questions I can ask them through the app or I can just email the teacher directly.||Caroline meeting with Assistant Principal and Deputy Principal.|
|We feel that they're accessible because they're communicating with us a lot.||Caroline speaking to the camera.|
|We've found that getting information on a far more regular basis has helped us give opportunities to talk about what the kids are doing with the children and within the family.||Caroline seated with student and Assistant Principal, watching laptop together.|
|You know, their siblings also find out what they're doing.||Caroline with student watching laptop.|
|It is just so much more rich and it goes in so much deeper than just a, “How was your day, what did you get up to today?”||Caroline speaking to the camera.|