We use Google Classroom in school and this can be used by pupils at home. Logins should be in children's Reading Records and we also sent a letter home with the log-in details just before school closed. If your child has lost it, email Ms Moore on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also members of the London Grid for Learning (LGFL), which has a range of great resources.
We know that not all parents have access to the Internet at home and we have sent out packs of work for children. Do get in touch if you are finding it tricky and need more work and we will try and help. We will post work on the class pages of the website regularly, which can be completed in the books we sent home. Contact: email@example.com
Children can access Google Classroom on a laptop/pc, tablet or phone. If they are using a tablet or phone, they need to go to the apps store and download (for free) Google Classroom, Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides. If they only download Classroom, they will be able to chat to their teacher but will not be able to complete the tasks - these will need Docs, Sheets and Slides.
If you are on a laptop or pc...
Open Google Chrome and click on the round icon in the top right hand corner. If someone else is logged in, click on “Manage people” and “add person”. Then login using your user name which will be made up of your name with .firstname.lastname@example.org at the end and your password.
You will then be able to click on the apps button (the nine dots in the right hand corner) and go to Google Drive (a triangle icon). Once you are in drive, if you click on the apps button again you will be able to select Google Classroom, or use apps like Google Docs, or Google Slides.
If you are on a phone or tablet.
Download Google Classroom, Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets from your apps store.
To sign in for the first time, open Google Classroom. Enter your username and click Next. Enter your password and click Next. If there is a welcome message, read it and click Accept. You should now be on.
Once you have downloaded Classroom (phone or tablet) you do need to log-on using the child's account. If you have an account already it will automatically default to that. You will know this is the problem if, when you get into Classroom, it asks you for a join code and you can't see their classroom. Just click on the round circle in the top right hand corner and click add another account. Then type in your child's details.
If you have Chromebook which is already linked to someone's Google Account, click on add/new user in the bottom left hand side and add your child's @vittorialgfl.org address and click next. Then add their password and they should then be able to find their way to classroom as they all used Chromebooks at school.
LGFL has some great resources for our younger children: Busy Things, J2E and JIT (a drawing and writing tool for Early Years and KS1).
Your child will need to log-in. Their username is the first part of their Google Classroom log-in; everything up to and including .206
Their password is the same as Classroom.
The web address is www.lgfl.net
Once you have logged in, there is a lot of content and it can be hard to navigate. Use the search bar on the right hand side to search for a resource until you become more confident.
Resources to search for:
JIT, is part of J2E Toolsuite, so when you log in a younger child you will need to get them to pick JIT when all the different tools appear on the screen.
There are lots of other resources on LGFL including stories and Maths at Home, which will explain how we teach Maths in school.