Please find below helpful information relating to student remote learning during the emergency school closure measure announced due to Covid-19. For further queries or information please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It is essential that students fully utilise their time during the emergency school closure measures announced by An Taoiseach on Thursday 12th of March 2020.
- Students were advised on Thursday the 12th of March to make sure that they bring home all necessary books and materials with them so that they can continue to work from home.
- We advise parents to have their children follow their normal school timetable as closely as possible during this closure. Students should study/do work sent to them by their teachers/ access online tutorials etc. as per their usual school timetable.
- All students are equipped with a Microsoft 365 account giving them access to a suite of cloud based software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams. This also gives them their own personal Creagh College email address.
- Student guidelines for remote learning - Click here (Remote Learning using a phone guidelines - Click here)
Our use of iPads and our embedded use of modern technologies in the classroom make Creagh College well-placed to minimise the disruption this enforced closure may have on our students’ educational progress. Where possible our teachers will provide work for and interact with their students remotely (via Microsoft Teams, Edmodo, email etc.). Students are advised that where possible they should access work and supports online and continue to study during this school closure. Our teachers’ email addresses are available on our website.
Useful Video Guides
Installing Teams on your device
Teams for Students
Assignments in Teams for Students
How can our students access online based resources?
What is Microsoft Teams?
"Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place, letting teachers create vibrant learning environments. Build collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and connect with colleagues – all from a single experience."
For example, teachers at Creagh College will be able to post class resources such as class notes, sample answers, worksheets and marking scheme etc. insofar as is possible.
Students can access teams from any PC or laptop using a web browser if they are having any issues with the Microsoft Teams application on their school iPads.
What is Edmodo?
Edmodo is a free, secure social learning platform for teachers, students, parents and schools. It is similar to Microsoft Teams and is used by some teachers at Creagh College. It allows teachers to share class materials, and make learning accessible anywhere. Students can access Edmodo through the iPad app or they can use any web browser on a PC, laptop or their iPad.
Students will have been given a code from their teacher to join an Edmodo group.
*Internet Access - Important to note*
We understand that not every household has access to consistent reliable and unlimited internet access. However, please note that in order to utilise Microsoft Teams and Edmodo constant internet access is not mandatory. Files and resources can be accessed and downloaded when internet access is available and can be saved by the student for offline access.