The way our students are using technology to support their studies is continually evolving, and as a school community we are trying to keep up with the pace of change. As a result, we have decided not to continue our school wide use of Show My Homework and will terminate our contract with the company in February. In place of this, class teachers are using the free Google Platform to share resources, deadlines and homework tasks.
All our learners have access to GoogleDocs through their school Edubuzz account, and are already doing so in class time in a variety if subjects. The majority of class teachers are already utilising this facility, with further staff training at our recent in-service following the Christmas holidays. Therefore, we are now comfortable to roll out this development across the school and remove Show My Homework completely. As with Show My Homework, the GoogleApp can be installed on home devices to enable reminders and alerts to function.
Over the coming weeks, I would encourage you to sit down with your child to look at the wealth of resources they already have shared on this platform, and for them to teach you how they are using GoogleDocs to promote collaborative work between their peers.
If Knox Academy is closed in line with ELC procedures, for example during adverse weather, staff will be updating work on Google for the pupils to be able to access.
For individual learners who do not have access to technology at home, paper copies of appropriate resources can always be provided by the class teacher.