Please find below useful links and information about online/remote learning. We will post additional information and guidance here too, as needed.
Although we have asked students and staff to broadly follow their existing timetables where possible, to provide some structure and spread work out, we know that this will not always be possible for a wide variety of reasons.
The Academy has a long history of innovation in using online tools and mobile technology to support teaching and learning. Some of the main tools we use are:
Workflow and marking/feedback:
Showbie www.showbie.com (or app)
Google Classroom https://classroom.google.com
Although we use these extensively with Year 9 - Year 13, staff are also creating Showbie or Google Classroom classes now for all Year 7 and Year 8 classes. These sites/apps allow students to download and upload work and receive feedback. Work in books/on paper can be uploaded as photographs.
BLOG - How to make a student Showbie account: https://support.showbie.com/en/articles/1420198-signing-up-as-a-student
BLOG - How to join a Showbie class: https://support.showbie.com/en/articles/1420197-joining-another-class
BLOG - How to upload files to Showbie: https://support.showbie.com/en/articles/1420194-uploading-files
BLOG - How to join a Google Classroom class: https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6020297
Google gmail https://www.google.com/gmail This is our primary communication tool for staff and students
Google Drive https://www.google.com/drive/ This is our primary storage and sharing tool for staff and students
Subject specific software/other tools/apps:
English - Doddle https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/login
Maths - Hegarty Maths https://hegartymaths.com
Science - Educake https://www.educake.co.uk
MFL - Linguascope https://www.linguascope.com
All subjects (KS3) and Core (KS4) - Twinkl website to support KS3 and SEND students https://www.twinkl.co.uk
BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
YouTube Education - https://www.youtube.com/education
Assessment For Learning (AFL):
Staff will use these tools to set reading, self-study and self-assessed tasks to check understanding
Seneca Learning www.senecalearning.com
Other useful online tools/website:
Home Learning UK: https://homelearninguk.weebly.com/parents.html This site has been set up by a range of leading UK ICT educators and experts, including one of our own staff, to provide free support, advice and resources for teachers and parents.
Digital Books: You can find a range of free digital books for students with iPad/iPhone below and also on our page: www.deferrers.com/ebooks
Oxford University: A list of subject based resources from Oxford University Department of Education http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/recommended-resources-for-teachers-and-parents-home-schooling-during-covid-19/