Key Stage Two
We are in the process of an exciting digital development at Glebelands! This means moving away from Starz and towards Office 365 Education. This will enable the children to access Microsoft Teams for Education, which will open them up to the possibilities of Microsoft Office. If you are familiar with this platform, you may be aware of all of the communication options. The childrens' accounts have all been set up with student permissions so offers a more limited experience. Needless to say, there are still endless possibilities for completing work remotely, communication and collaboration with others.
Download Teams Desktop App here:
For tablets, visit your app store and search for Microsoft Teams.
Key Stage 2 children will be completing their remote learning through both Teams and Purple Mash.
Children will be set work through Purple Mash and will use Teams for live lessons:
This is also present within the Teams app if you have this downloaded on your device.
The children will have been given a login for Purple Mash and Teams. These will be accessible from a range of devices.
Work will be set for the children within a blog and they may also receive an email.
If the children have emails, they will see a notification on their alerts button at the top of the page.
Teachers will set work which builds on tasks completed at school and the blogs will have clear instructions/videos for work, deadlines for submission and also detail ways in which they can submit their work. A lot of the work will be set as a '2Do'. These tasks are available to view by clicking on the '2Dos' button at the top of the page (again a notification will appear if they have been set a 2Do to complete). These will also be listed as a task in the blog.
How to view a Blog
Click on the ‘Sharing’ tab at the top of the page and then click ‘Shared Blogs’
You will see blogs that have been shared in this view. Click on the blog with the date you need and you will then open up a series of links and tasks that need completing. Each item in the blog should have a clickable title which will open it up showing more information. There may be a video or photo, links to other websites or a document that needs to be downloaded.
Types of work set
2Dos – These are completed through the Purple Mash 2Dos button and can be submitted for marking. There will be a hand in date on the instructions.
Emails – Children may be emailed a task which they have to respond to. The ‘Alerts’ button will show any communication and take you to the emails. Alternatively, you can use the search bar to get to them. Type ‘2Email’ and click search.
Attached documents – Could be Word or other formats. These will need to be opened and then saved in Purple Mash in the file that they have been asked to put it into. If unsure, they should see a file with their name.