As remote learning becomes part of the new norm within education and is crucial to maintaining a learning routine, schools will need to adapt to it to maintain learning outcomes during these unsettled times. For younger pupils, staying connected to their teachers is so important for their mental health and development, and for teachers, trying to minimise learning gaps is made much harder when pupils are physically distanced at home.
ReallySchool helps schools, parents and pupils with all these things. If a school closes for a period of time, with ReallySchool, learning can carry on at home. Teachers can share remote learning activities with parents (using videos, photos, audio clips and notes to demonstrate how to complete activities). In turn, parents can send what their child has achieved back to the teacher to review and assess – as well as add any comments or feedback about their out-of-school achievements. ReallySchool’s handy notification system ensures both parents and teachers are alerted to comments and updates, meaning nothing gets missed and parents and children are always fully supported.
Now, children and parents can maintain that important communication with the teacher and parents can feel supported as they help their child to learn at home.
How to Guide
Select ‘New observation.’ Add a title, select your class and student/s.
Add a note, video, photo and/or audio clip explaining the activity and how you would like parents to respond. Choose to share these videos, images and audio clips with all parents by selecting the share icon.
Select an individual child and add a note, video, photo or audio clip with specific guidance.
Once you have added all the information you need select the tick, in the corner to confirm your observation is complete.
Select ‘Publish for Home Learning.’
Use pupil notes to give feedback to parent contributions. If you like you can also apply assessments (assessments will not be seen by parents only the name of the subject/learning area).
When the activity has been completed, choose to save, or post it, so it can be added to student journals and assessment data can be added to reports. Additionally, once saved/posted parents will no longer be able to respond.