Student Guide to Online Learning

Student – “I am getting messages from the school telling my parents that I haven’t done my work but I have no idea what I am supposed to be doing and WHEN I am expected to do it!!”

Teacher – “Don’t worry I am here to help. The first thing you need to know is – when are your lessons happening?”


When are my lessons happening?

You should be following your timetable which can be found on the GOOGLE CALENDAR.  

Once you have logged into your google account – click the WAFFLE then select google CALENDAR.

GOOGLE CALENDAR :- on your google CALENDAR you can see exactly which lessons you have and the time they happen.

There is a red or black line telling you exactly what lesson you should be doing AT THAT TIME. You can see on this picture that it is Wednesday 20th January and it is coming to the end of P5.

Student: “Thanks for the help teacher, I now know when my lessons are happening. But I still don’t know how to get to my online lessons?!? How do I join??? Please HELP!!

Teacher: “No problem, I will explain.”


How do I attend my lessons?

Once you know which lesson you are supposed to be in you should open up GOOGLE CLASSROOM. Click the WAFFLE and click CLASSROOM.

Now find the ONLINE CLASSROOM you are supposed to be in…

Ma = MATHS     En = English      Sc = Science    Ge = Geography ….

Student: “Thank you Mr Teacher that helps, I now know when my lessons are AND I know how to get to them.  But HOW DO I DO MY WORK?!?!?

Teacher: “Let me show you :-)”


How do I do my work?

Your teacher will be delivering work in one of the following ways:

  1. Live Lessons – this means the teacher will be on the screen LIVE 
  2. Recorded Lessons – this means the teacher will have recorded themselves on video
  3. Google Classroom Lessons – this means the teacher has left work for you to do

Look on your SUBJECT ONLINE CLASSROOM to find out how the lessons are delivered. If in doubt, ask your teacher by sending them an email! Their email address is in the following format or just search for their name in the ‘To:’ section of the email message.

Student: “Okay I think I understand the difference. I will look at my classrooms to see how my teacher is delivering the lesson. BUT If my teacher is doing a LIVE LESSON how do I join?

Teacher: “All it takes IS ONE CLICK to find your teachers lesson LIVE.”


How do I join live lessons?

If your teacher is running a live lesson then all you have to do is click the link at the top of the ONLINE CLASSROOM page and you will join the lesson see below:

Make sure your mic and camera are off before you join the lesson ALSO you can only join the lesson if the teacher is ALREADY THERE so if they are not LIVE yet try again in 5 minutes.

Student: “That is a great help Mr Teacher. I now know how to join my LIVE LESSON!! BUT – What do I do if it is a RECORDED lesson??

Teacher: “If it is a recorded lesson there will be a video to watch”


How do I complete a recorded lesson?

If your teacher has produced a recorded lesson this means you will have a video to watch on your assignment before you complete the work they have set.

Go to CLASSWORK on the ONLINE CLASSROOM you will see an assignment with a video attached – WATCH THE VIDEO – pause when you need to take notes or answer questions.  Then you will have work to complete after the video.

Student: “This looks great Mr Teacher thanks. Okay, I have done my lesson and completed the assignment – How do I HAND IT IN???”

Teacher: “Yes, this is really important!! You must submit your completed work to your teacher. If you don’t your teacher won’t see it”


How do I submit my work?

Simply hit “Turn In” or “Hand in” once you have completed/uploaded any work that you need to.

Student: “That’s bear easy Mr Teacher – Thank you so much! I think I am ready for online learning now. :-)”

Teacher: “I am happy to help, if you need any further help just shout! Your teachers, heads of year and year managers are always on hand to help. All you need to do is send an email in and we will get in touch. By the way, try to replace the word ‘bear’ for the word ‘really’.”