Google Classroom Support
Setting up Google Classrooms
Every pupil across the trust will be given their password to enable them to access the online platform. Staff across the trust have all been trained on delivering learning via Google Classrooms and children will be taught how to access the system during the next few weeks in school.
Why Google Classrooms?
Google Classroom allows your child to access, complete and hand in work assigned to them by their class teacher. It also allows access to reading materials shared by the class teacher, which could be sections of text, maths worksheets or wider curriculum resources. This material can be accessed at home on an appropriate device e.g. laptop, phone, desktop computer or tablet.
How do I find Google Classroom?
Google Classroom is a free web based programme and can be accessed on most electronic devices. To access the virtual classroom and material you will need a device which can access the internet. You can access Classroom using the internet on any browser, such as Chrome, Firefox®, Internet Explorer®, or Safari®. Classroom is also available for Android and Apple® iOS® mobile devices and can be downloaded from the appropriate app store.
What can my child access on Google Classroom?
Prior to accessing google classroom at home, your child will have accessed Google Classroom within school. Your child can only access their own classroom set by their teacher. E.g. Year 6 children can only access the virtual Year 6 classroom. When logged into Google Classroom, your child will be able to view, edit and hand in work set by the class teacher. Work can be also be downloaded and printed.
How does it work?
Before you can access Google Classroom your child must log in to their Google Account. This google account has already been set up by the school. You do not need to create an account.
Opening Google Classroom through an internet browser
To access their Google Classroom account, open an internet browser and navigate to google.com. In the search bar, type ‘Google Classroom’. Then, click the link shown below.
You will then have the following page displayed.
You must then enter your log in details.
When your child has logged in they will be able to see their own virtual classroom.
To access the classroom, click the name of the class.
Further guides for parents will be sent later in the week once the children have all had the opportunity to log onto the system. They will also be uploaded onto our Covid-19 Remote Learning tab on our website.
Protocols for on-line learning
We will use Google Meet to deliver daily Maths and English input.
Pupil Participation in Google Meet Lessons
Working across a video-conferencing platform is something many of us are getting more familiar with. In working in this way children and staff involved need to understand expectations and matters of safeguarding. Even though you will be in your home, you should consider video-conferencing to be a part of school. As such, our school rules apply:
- We respect ourselves, each other and the school community
- We are safe and act responsibly
- We are ready to learn and make progress
Positive and Safe Behaviours
- Conduct yourself as you would in a lesson or classroom.
- Maintain appropriate language and body language.
- Wear appropriate clothing and choose an appropriate location.
- Have good punctuality and manners.
- Refrain from personal comments – especially regarding other pupils.
- Respect everyone’s opinion.
- Do not generate comments which will hinder the teachers ability to teach
- Allow the teacher to lead the meeting.
- Do not use Google Meet to contact teachers at any time other than a designated lesson time.
- Mute your microphone unless asked to speak.
- Please follow any systems or turn-taking structures the teacher uses.
- You can ask questions using the chat facility.
- Be an active member of the group.
- Hang up promptly when the meeting closes.
I appreciate that I have sent a great deal of information to you since the start of term but I hope that it reassures you that we have worked hard to ensure that we can respond quickly should circumstances change. It is possible that there may be some technical issues for some and I would rather these were resolved now and therefore ensure that the education of your child can continue as uninterrupted as possible.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further support.