Getting your class online can be a daunting thought for teachers, but there are some really great, easy-to-use virtual classroom options out there. Our training courses range from getting started at total beginner level, to creating virtual lessons and interactive content and personalising your classroom.
Virtual classrooms aren't just useful for home-learning, they're a great way to encourage family engagement and get children used to technology in a positive way, even at Foundation and Early Years age. When employed well, virtual classrooms can save precious teacher time, improve feedback to students of all ages, and encourage collaboration between colleagues and students.
Google classroom is a great way to organise your classes, allowing teachers to share material, assign work, communicate with students as a group or privately, and provide effective feedback.
Google Classroom seamlessly integrates with all google apps, as well as many other educational programmes, and teachers can even use Google Meet to video call with students to check in, directly from their classroom portal.
Seesaw is a user friendly platform which allows for great communication between school and home. Teachers can set tasks and create interactive worksheets and the community library is full of hundreds of resources shared by other Seesaw users that teachers can use for their own classrooms. Each student's work is stored in their own electronic portfolio.
Students can send work back to the teacher in several formats, including photos and video recordings. Guardians also have an overview of their children's work and the app can be used to send notices and reminders to parents.