Hi Milagros,I have used Remind, Seesaw, and Class Dojo. I think they are all strong programs, but if them, I found Seesaw to be the most comprehensive when it comes to communication, sharing individual student work, and providing whole class communication...especially in this new virtual format.Journals:Think of it similar to Instagram, where you can post to each child's individual journal so only the family can see it (i.e. a work sample), or to the whole class for all families (i.e. a whole class project). Parents can comment and like these journal postings (teacher approve all comments so it can be a positive and encouraging environment...I only had one instance where I had to ask a father to be sure his comments were encouraging). I would share these with my students so they could see family feedback right away. You can also categorize these postings by topic (math, science, etc.) so you can easily sort and track progress over time. After time to teach them about how we use Seesaw, my students began to ask if we could share something they had done on Seesaw (block structure they spent a lot of time on).
We used the paid version at my previous school and the journals, which allowed for the storage of portfolios year to year. When children move on, we could provide families with this collection of portfolios demonstrating growth and development over time. That was a nice feature.
Messages:You can use the messaging platform to communicate either individually with families or send announcements to the whole class.
Activities:These are helpful for virtual learning! While I wouldn't promote the virtual activities for ECE as the primary source of virtual learning, they can be used on occasion to collect feedback from children about what they did at home.
Hope that helps!