Resources (online learning)
Please find below useful links and information about online/remote learning in the event of lockdown situations involving year group bubbles or whole school. We will post additional information and guidance here too, as needed.
|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|
|Oak National Academy||https://www.thenational.academy|
All teaching staff have created online classes in either Showbie (most subjects) or Google Classroom (Enterprise & PE) for all year groups. Years 9 and upwards will use them on their iPads as part of their usual studies. Years 7 and 8 will use them if needed.
Staff may set online work and study including self-marking quizzes, videos, reading, PDF worksheets, videos to watch, questions and other assignments. Students can upload documents and photographs of work if it is done on paper/in exercise books. Staff will also continue to provide recorded video summaries of key ideas and explanations where appropriate to supplement other learning resources and, for older students, some live Zoom lessons.
Students can also access the Knowledge Organisers for various subjects and courses here:
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:
(A) 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.
VIDEOS (YouTube) - Showbie basics for students: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUo7MCexQeuGzuehvKK_VJQFfthszLmSv
BLOG - How to make a student Showbie account: https://support.showbie.com/en/articles/1420198-signing-up-as-a-student
BLOG - Setting notifications on Showbie: https://support.showbie.com/en/articles/1420313-notification-settings
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
(C) 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
Oak National Academy: https://www.thenational.academy Online resources and video lessons to support learning at home
YouTube Education - https://www.youtube.com/education
(D) 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
(E) 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/
Oak National Academy is now offering free writing and reading activities from favourite children's authors from The National Literacy Trust. Each week an author or illustrator will provide free books, exclusive interviews and their top 3 recommended reads. Suitable for KS3 too, as primary based.