Remote Learning


Please regularly check this page for updated ideas, advice, tips, and resources to support your children as they learn from home. Just a reminder to monitor how our students engage with their class online. 

 

A few tips to remember:

  • Students need to be dressed in appropriate clothing, not their PJs
  • Students need to be in a space sitting up ready to learn. Preferably a desk, table and not in their bedroom on their bed.
  • Students need to be listening and be ready with a pen and paper.
  • A drink bottle of water is fine, but please do not be eating a meal.

Clear expectations will lead to more engagement and improved learning. We can do this!

 

Term 4 Return to School Plan

 

Meeting Schedule

 

Please ensure you look on your class Seesaw page to locate your Meeting Schedule. It is expected that your child:

  • Attends the whole class morning check-ins each day (this is how we mark attendance)
  • Attends their scheduled English and Maths small group meets
  • Attends the specialist cohort meeting and completes the task on Seesaw
  • Completes and uploads their Reading, Writing and Math activities via Seesaw every day
  • Has plenty of movement breaks, healthy food and water.

If you need any support please contact your teacher via Compass email, Seesaw, or call the school office. 

 

 

Brief Overview 

  • Compulsory daily check-in meeting with their class to mark the roll and check on wellbeing. 
    • Prep - 12:00pm,  Yr 1/2 - 12:20pm, Yr 3/4 - 12:40pm, Yr 5/6 - 1:00pm
    • Prep - 9:00am,  Yr 1/2 - 9:20am, Yr 3/4 - 9:40am, Yr 5/6 - 10:00am
    • Complete 3 x Seesaw tasks each day (Reading, Writing, and a Maths task)
      One small group for literacy and one for maths across the week. 
    • Complete 1 x Specialist task on Seesaw each day
    • Specialist class each day online

 

How to join a meeting 

 

 

Google Meet is a video conferencing app that could be utilised during Remote Learning. Google Meet integrates with G Suite versions of Google Calendar and Gmail and shows the complete list of participants and scheduled meetings. It shows a "join" button for users to connect to the meeting and provides options to mute and turn off the video during the meeting.

 

How to Join a Google Meet

  1. Go to meet.google.com.
  2. Click Use a meeting code.
  3. Enter the code and click Continue.
  4. Click Ask to join.
  5. When someone in the meeting gives you access, you'll join it.

 

 

Webex is the videoconferencing solution that the Department of Education and Training offers all Victorian government schools. In addition to Webex equipment, students and teachers have access to tools that combine video conferencing, file sharing and collaboration tools such as whiteboarding. 

 

 

How to Join a Webex Meeting

  1. Open the meeting invitation sent via Seesaw and click "Join." The Webex app will start automatically.
  2. In the Webex app, show your video and start the meeting with the audio muted.
  3. When you're ready, tap "Join."

 

 

Where will your child’s work be posted? 

 

Seesaw is used schoolwide during remote learning. Every morning your child’s teacher will post their work for the day, including the meeting schedule, focus groups, and specialists. Your child’s assigned tasks will be posted in the activity section of Seesaw. If you’re having trouble accessing your child’s Seesaw from home please refer to this guide for families.

 

 

 

Google Classroom is used in the 3-6 area. Students and teachers only have access to their classrooms. During remote learning, we use Classroom for morning check-ins in the form of quiz questions, would you rather questions, well-being responses, meeting announcements, surveys teaching videos and learning tasks and projects 

 

 

Logging into Google Classroom

  1. Either go to the Google Classroom website (classroom.google.com) or download the Google Classroom app onto your device.
  2. When asked for an email, enter your students Google Email (ABC0001@eppingps.vic.edu.au)
  3. Their password is the Google Password. If you can’t remember your Google password please speak to your classroom teacher via Seesaw.
  4. After this, your child should have access to their Classroom. IF you are still having issues, contact the school and we will do what we can to connect you remotely. 

 

 

FAQ's

 

What do I do if we don't have a device to use?

 

The school has contacted all of the families that indicated that they needed a device via our school survey. If you still require a device, please contact the school office. 

 

How to connect to wifi on my iPad 

 

  1. From your Home screen, go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
  2. Turn on Wi-Fi. Your device will automatically search for available Wi-Fi networks.
  3. Tap the name of the Wi-Fi network that you want to join. Before you can join the network, you might be asked to enter the network's password or agree to terms and conditions.

After you join the network, you'll see a blue tick next to the network and the connected Wi-Fi icon in the upper corner of your display. If you don't know the password to the Wi-Fi network, contact your network administrator.



How to connect to wifi on my Chromebook 

 

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Not Connected.
    Note: If you see your Wi-Fi network name and a signal strength, your Chromebook is already connected to Wi-Fi.
  3. Turn on Wi-Fi. 
  4. Your Chromebook will automatically look for available networks and show them to you in a list.
  5. Pick a network and connect. You will need to enter your Wi-Fi password.



What do I do if we do not have any connection to the internet at home?

 

Every child is entitled to be connected. The school has contacted all of the families that indicted that they needed a 'dongle' for connection. If you still require connectivity please call the school office. 



My username or password isn’t working.

 

  1. If you’re using your Chromebook please check your keyboard setting is set to US 
  2. If you are sure there are no typos in your account name/password, please contact your classroom teacher

 

Google classroom has no classes in it.

 

This commonly occurs if you are signed in to the wrong google account.

 

If using MacOS or Windows the top right corner will show the account currently logged in. Click or hover your mouse for details. You many need to “Sign out” or “Add another account”. 

 

How do you mark the roll?

 

Each day your teacher will mark the roll. For you to be marked as ‘present,’ you need to attend your morning meeting and complete tasks at home each day. 

 

What if I'm sick?

 

If you are unwell and not engaging in home learning then you need to let your teacher or the school office know. A parent can mark the absence on the Compass app or call the office to let them know you are not completing work that day. 

 

I've lost my Seesaw code!

 

If you’ve lost your Seesaw home code, have a parent message your teacher via the Seesaw Family app, class the school office they can help you over the phone or speak to your teacher during your morning meeting. 

 

I'm bored

 

Take a 15 min break. Have a glass of water, take a walk or play around outside for a while.  Staying active helps stay healthy - More information (State Government Better Health Channel)

 

I’m hungry.

 

Ask your carer for some brain food! Your body needs fuel to function. More information (State Government Better Health Channel).

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