EPS uses Google Workspace for Education as its primary vehicle for delivering the computing curriculum, but also to deliver learning across the curriculum.
In order to access Google Workspace, the school provides children with an account. Parental permission is required before these accounts can be activated. Children can use the accounts, and the associated apps, in and out of school. Further information regarding the accounts and the associated data can be found in the policies tab.
There are some apps we use regularly at EPS:
Gmail: With Gmail, your email is stored safely in the cloud. We filter, monitor, and archive mail using Gmail advanced settings and a third party application called Gaggle
Docs: Google Docs brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs. Choose from hundreds of fonts, add links, images, and drawings. All for free.
Slides: An online presentation app that allows you to show off your work in a visual way. Here's what you can do with Google Slides: Create and edit presentations, edit a presentation with friends or coworkers, and share it with others effortlessly.
Sheets: is a Web-based application that allows users to create, update and modify spreadsheets and share the data live online. Google Sheets makes your data pop with colorful charts and graphs. Built-in formulas, pivot tables, and conditional formatting options save time and simplify common spreadsheet tasks.
Forms: Google Forms lets you create a survey with lots of different kinds of questions: Short answer, Long answer, Multiple choice, Checkboxes, Drop-down menu… and more. You can distribute these surveys to students, parents, even yourself. You can track the data in the Google Forms app itself or in a spreadsheet.
Classroom: Your child's virtual classroom. Teachers can connect with their students, and assign work right in the app. Students should already have logged into their account on their Chromebook. If you are having any issues with the details, please contact the school.
Meets: This is a quick, easy way to connect with your students via live video. You can use it to do instruction, to hold group discussions, and just to help students see each other's faces.
At Epping Primary School we introduced Seesaw schoolwide in 2019. Seesaw empowers students to independently document their learning using built-in tools and provides an authentic audience for their work. Seesaw gives students a place to communicate an understanding of their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology in a safe online environment.
Teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It’s simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval.
Over time, Seesaw builds an organised, digital portfolio of each student’s learning, accessible via iOS app or on the web. It is not shared with anyone else as each child has their own individual unique journal.
There are two apps for Seesaw.
Seesaw Class- This is for students to use to upload learning artefacts and receive feedback from their teacher only. If you have multiple children using Seesaw, they can use the same app. Visit the Seesaw website at: https://web.seesaw.me/
Seesaw Parent- This is for parents only. Parents use this to view their child’s work and to keep updated on what is happening in the class via the ‘inbox’. Parents can have all of their children linked to the same Parent app.
If you have any further questions regarding Seesaw then further information can be found on the website or please contact the school.
Teachers use this program to assess each child's Zone of Proximal Development (Point of Need Learning). Once this is established children have access to a variety of My Numeracy learning tasks where they earn stars to show mastery of concepts in order to move to the next level in their learning. This program also gives them access to Sunset Maths, which is a rapid recall activity to build up automatic response in the 4 processes (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
Visit the Essential Assessment website at: Student Page - Australian Curriculum assessment made easy
Your child's online Library. Students can read books on their devices as well as answer questions that test their comprehension and understanding. Epic offers immediate, on-demand access to over 40,000 high-quality illustrated books and chapter books for children ages 12 and under. Students will be provided will a class code to access their accounts. Visit the Epic website https://www.getepic.com/sign-in
EPS registers all students with the ABC Reading Eggs, ABC Reading Eggspress, and Mathseeds online program. You only need one login to access both accounts.
Reading Eggs/Eggspress - Is an interactive website that is designed to motivate and excite students about reading. You only need one login to access both accounts. Visit the ABC Reading Eggs website at: http://readingeggs.com.au/
Mathseeds - ABC Mathseeds teaches the core maths and problem-solving skills needed to be successful at school with fun, highly interactive, and rewarding lessons. Visit the ABC Reading Eggs website at: https://mathseeds.com.au/
This is a comprehensive and engaging online program that helps to support your child’s literacy skills. Students log into Literacy Planet to complete their assigned Literacy tasks. Literacy Planet focuses on Phonics, Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Reading and Comprehension. Visit the Literacy Planet website at: https://app.literacyplanet.com/login