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Distance learning with Microsoft 365: Guidance for parents and guardians - Office Support

The guidance below is meant to introduce some of the many possibilities for students learning remotely using Microsoft 365.  There is guidance on using TEAMS.  

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/distance-learning-with-microsoft-365-guidance-for-parents-and-guardians-89d514f9-bf5e-4374-a731-a75d38ddd588

This link can be copied and pasted into a browser so you can bookmark it  or you can click on the direct link on the right. 

Office365 can be accessed using the Xbox or Playstation (without having to download apps):

For families sharing devices this is a useful option.

Steps:

  • Access the internet browser on the console
  • Search Office 365
  • Log in with their school login - email address and usual password for access computers in school
  • And you are in

A keyboard makes it easy to use, and these can be purchased very cheaply. 

Help with Internet Access

The Government is providing additional help to parents to get Internet access. The link is on the right.   

Please contact blendedlearning@kingstoneacademy.co.uk  if you need any support with laptops or Internet access.  

In addition below are free online resources:

The Oak National Academy

https://www.thenational.academy/

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

a month of free access to parents in the event of self-isolation or school closures (use promo ‘UKTWINKLHELPS’)

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Indoor and outdoor.

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn all about computer programming.

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Learn all about computer programming.

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

A range of engaging educational videos

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free.

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of educational videos

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com