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Online classroom environments

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by streetno9, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. streetno9

    streetno9 New commenter

    Hello all. Does anyone have any suggestions for secure online classroom environments? Just trying to get out ahead of this for when schools close. I figure something like a secure chatroom where the students all sign in might work. Honestly this isn't something I've thought too seriously about until recently, so if there are any horror stories out there whereby we can all learn, please feel free to share.

    Yes, I don't expect my students to be too chuffed about the idea, but this close to the exams I'm prepared to at least look at the possibility. Any ideas?
  2. tb9605

    tb9605 Established commenter

    Does your school use google drive? If so, then google classrooms and google hang outs are probably the way to go.

    If not, does the school have its own VLE?
  3. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

    Ask your school what you should be doing. They should be getting their Disaster Recovery Plan out of the cupboard and briefing staff. It won't help their planning and organising if everyone sets off doing their own thing.
  4. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Teams on Microsoft 365 is what my school wants to do....
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  5. JJ83

    JJ83 New commenter

    Google Classroom is fab!!
  6. Smithsboy

    Smithsboy New commenter

    It seems we are expected to login in the morning, register form class, fill in online register, send to line managers, then be available to teach each timetabled lesson as it would run in a normal day, again taking registers. Video teaching to be included if possible. This is from KS2 to sixth form.

    Sounds ludicrous to me, for many reasons, and will probably fall down on the first morning, when zero kids have rolled out of bed by 8.45. What do others think?
  7. jogreen74

    jogreen74 New commenter

    Core Sciences is a great online virtual science lab, I use it with my GCSE students ad they really like it. You can set them required practicals to work through as well as revision with multiple choice questions. Due to what we are all facing at the moment they are giving free subscriptions to teachers to help students learn at home - might be worth a look?

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