Distance Learning Plan
- Guaranteed access to a computer and charger; and the internet
- Knowledge and ability to log-on to key platforms; as a minimum, username and passwords for Managebac and Office 365
This will be used as the go-to platform for the following:
- Task / assignment setting for all classes
- Message functionality for communications
Office 365 will also be a useful resource; Email, Groups, file sharing, OneNote, Microsoft Teams etc.
Routines and Timing
We will aim to maintain normal routines; students should get up for school as normal, check and work on assignments during scheduled class time, maintain homework schedules etc. It is recognized that for some, in different time-zones, this might mean
accessing classes and learning out of synchronization with StGIS school day timings. Students should try to budget assigned work to match either class time or homework time but not both; knowing when to stop and say enough will also be important.
Communication will be key. Ongoing exchange of information and discussion (between class teachers and students) is important; aim to check-in daily and send messages / questions / information about learning in good time. Students should be ready and willing to join online meetings etc. if requested and available; these might include screencasts or video group chats (Microsoft Teams, Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc.).
This ongoing dialogue and interaction will support students with academic honesty and help ensure they complete assignments with integrity; students (and parents) will be responsible for maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity during this period.