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Remote learning during lockdown

During any lockdown requiring schools to close we will be running our remote learning provision. Our children at Gordon Children’s Academy will be expected to engage with live lessons via Teams and complete work on Seesaw.

Both of these platforms will help provide the children with an engaging and interesting learning experience outside of the classroom. It means that teachers and TAs will be able to support your child whilst the he/she works from home.

When using Teams for a live lesson, children will first need to log into their Microsoft account following these instructions:

1. Browse to https://myapplications.microsoft.com/

2. Log in using your Microsoft username and password given to you by the school.

3. When you have logged in, you will see the application home page:

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4. From here click on ‘Teams’ to see what sessions are coming up and to join a live session.

5. The live lessons available to your child will be shown in the calendar section:

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6. Once a meeting is available to join there will be a blue ‘join’ button that needs to be clicked.

7. All of the live lessons are set up with a lobby so the teacher will invite the children into the lessons. The screen will say ‘waiting for someone to let you in’ until the teacher is ready to start.

8. It is important that when joining a live lesson, the microphone is enabled but is switched off. This will mean that everyone should join the live lesson with the microphone off but it will allow the children to turn on their microphones when a question is asked or should they need to ask the teacher a question.


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Find a quick start parents video for Seesaw here: https://youtu.be/pzlrtDR84KY

 

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Find a quick start parents guide for Teams see below: