This week I did a facebook live video and there were lots of questions about software, apps and things for home learning. A few questions in particular were around Google calendar and appointments, so I created these two quick videos to help with those.
With school being closed across the world, Seesaw is a great way of engaging with students and parents. Seesaw has updated to include home learning codes - a way to have students use their already created Seesaw classes from home. They can upload evidence and complete work from home and share it with their teacher! You can comment and interact with your students like usual in this huge time of change.
Check out this quick video below on how to access and download those home learning codes.
This was a quick half an hour session talking through key things parents will need to know:
Download a copy of the parent handout below or check out the youtube video for some more ideas.
An area of my ICT leadership involves me looking at the community and ways that I can help meet the needs of parents. We use spelling words in a book and word rings in Year 0-2 and find that as we have many ELL (english language learner) parents we, as a school, need to think of ways to share ideas and information with them. The language barrier can be quite significant and make it hard for students to practice work at home if parents are not sure what to do.
I created these help videos on youtube to show parents easy activities that their children can do at home with their support. One video is on using their spelling words at home and the other on using their word rings. Have a look and share these with the parents in your class if you feel they are beneficial!
Mrs Priestley ICT blog is a place to read, download and view ideas!