On Thursday 4th February 2021, we held a Google live stream event to provide parents and carers with guidance on how to navigate Google Classroom. The event offered support to parents and carers so that they feel more confident in accessing their child’s remote learning provisions.
This livestream was recorded so if you weren’t able to join on the night please feel free to grab a brew and join Mr McNally, Mr Nolan and Mr Henry and watch via our YouTube link for an insight into the systems we have in place here at Dean Trust Wigan.
As ever, we thankyou for your support during this difficult time, and hope that this video helps to develop your understanding of Remote Learning.
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The instructions below should help to support in the first instance if you experience any issues logging in. If issues persist that you cannot solve and this prevents access to online learning, please do not hesitate to contact us on DTWOffice@DeanTrustWigan.co.uk or 01942 511987.
All pupils will follow their normal timetable and in order to do this, they will be required to access Google Classroom and Show My Homework (their username and password will be the same for both features).
Google Classroom is the main platform for remote learning.
This is where pupils will find resources.
Staff have invited pupils to each faculty area. For example, ‘English’. Most pupils are already members of each faculty area. In the event that they are not, the pupil is required to click ‘accept’, and they will then be added to each faculty area where you can find different sections including individual class codes and home learning resources.
Inside each faculty area are individual class codes (for example, your child may be in Set 2 for English). Your child’s teacher has also invited them to each individual classroom that is on their timetable. They are again required to click accept, if they have not already done so.
In the event that this is not the case, there are instructions below on how to access faculty areas.
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|TECHNOLOGY (Computing, Enterprise, Hospitality, Construction, Design Tech, Child Development)||2vyz2uq||eu4suls|
|PERFORMANCE (PE, Art, Music, Performing Arts)||sup4sxn||6jn42pk|
|YEAR 7 FORM TIME||lvr5rip||--|
|YEAR 8 FORM TIME||zho4uyu||--|
|YEAR 9 FORM TIME||od4zuez||--|
|YEAR 10 FORM TIME||--||itwws5t|
|YEAR 11 FORM TIME||--||xro2dph|
In order for your child to access each area on Google Classroom, they need to take the following steps:
This is where pupils will find their timetable and links to live lessons. This is the tool that pupils will use to access their work that has been set. When the pupil clicks on the link, the following screen will show.
*Really important!* Pupils will click on the ‘sign in with google’ tab with their school username and password (*This must be their school account and not their own personal account – The username will end with @thedeantrustmoodle.org)
Once this is done, they will see the links for the live lessons that their teachers have invited them to.
The teacher will have produced links for every lesson in their timetable. When the pupil is due to access the lesson, they will click on the link in order to access live learning.
Pupils in Key Stage 4 have access to GCSEPod where revision resources and tasks can be accessed.
White Rose Maths (Year 7, 8 and 9)- White Rose Maths has prepared some online tutorial videos and tasks to complete. The maths department may use these videos alongside the Hegarty Maths videos to help support our learners in Key Stage 3 with their learning at home. There is no log-on information needed for this.
Reading Plus (Y7,8, 9 & 10) – Reading Plus is an adaptive literacy intervention, it helps pupils’ vocabulary and increases pupil reading speed and comprehension skills. Currently Years 7 to 10 have access to Reading Plus- The Reading Plus log-in instructions have been added to Google Classroom for Years 7 to 10
BorrowBox – BorrowBox is an online library of eBooks and eAudiobooks that our pupils can access by downloading the BorrowBox app. It’s really easy to get started. Once logged in, pupils can loan up to two eBooks and eAudiobooks at any one time. When they’ve finished reading or listening to the books they can return them back to the virtual library with a couple of clicks and browse the collection for their next gripping read/listen.
Your School Games – School Games Active Championships, video coaching and free resources to keep children active during school closures. A programme of free daily digital content to help keep young people active during the coronavirus crisis has launched including video coaching and resources from Sport National Governing Bodies.
BBC Bitesize – We also fully recommend the BBC Bitesize website with you all. They are showing virtual lessons which have been created with teachers and other educational experts. The lessons feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games. You can check back every weekday for brand new lessons.
Youth Sport Trust –Youth Sport Trust have free home learning resources to support schools, parents and young people. During the ongoing coronavirus situation they have compiled a list of free-to-access resources which will aid learning at home. Click on the logo to be directed to their resource page.
Sport England – Stay active while you’re at home. Sport England has compiled some of the most useful tips on how you can get active when you’re at home, if you’re well enough. Official advice recommends against non-essential contact and all unnecessary travel – including working from home if you can – which means our routines are going to be changing. But staying active is more important than ever right now, and even if you’re mostly in your house at the moment.
Seneca Learning – Seneca is a free online platform created for both pupils and teachers. Pupils can use Seneca for revision, utilising the platform to learn information before testing themselves. Seneca is useful for testing your knowledge on the content of the Key Stage 3 science units, biology, chemistry and physics. All are available with multiple choice questions as well as plenty of other subjects too.