With school lockdowns happening at short notice and some students self-isolating at home, teachers need to be prepared for any eventuality. Together with Clevertouch, a solution was created that enables you to continue to connect with your students, deliver immersive lessons and engage your class. Click HERE to download the guide to effective teaching and learning during a global pandemic.
If your child or learner is doing their A-Levels, O-Levels, or IGCSE, Oxford University Press has them covered during the lockdown too.
Click here to access free digital versions of the student books and study guides they may be using.
Oxford University Press has partnered with digital educational platform Snapplify to make their interactive learning resources freely available during lockdown and beyond! The programme is called Free Access, and any book downloaded as part of the initiative will be available until the end of 2020 with your Snapplify account. All you need to do is:
1. Register a free Snapplify account on www.snapplify.com
2. Browse and select the e-books (https://www.snapplify.com/…/free…/publisher/oupsainteractive) you’d like
3. Download the Snapplify e-Reader app from www.getsnapplify.com to read your e-books.
Oxford will keep on supporting you to ensure that #LearningNeverStops.
Owing to popular demand and requests from parents who missed the 1st webinar, MySociaLife will be running a repeat of the Parent Digital Life skills webinar tomorrow, 21 April at 10am, where we will be discussing online safety & offering a screen time guide for parents. Please feel free to circulate to other parents, who you think will be interested or please send to your schools and request that they encourage other parents to register if they would like to learn more about digital life skills for their children but also to equip themselves as parents during this challenging time when kids are online more than ever before.
The online safety, social media, & screen time guide – ‘LOCKDOWN’ WEBINAR FOR PARENTS
A 60-minute social media presentation by SA’s digital life skills experts to help parents of teens and pre-teens, now stuck at home during Lockdown. Social media education specialists, MySociaLife, share a useful toolbox of tips for parents seeking to understand more about their teen’s “online” life, and proposing how parents can start to approach and prepare their teenagers as balanced and aware “digital citizens” – including how to get closer to their life online, and how to set boundaries and stick to them.
**BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FROM PARENTS**
The online safety, social media, & screentime guide!
THE ‘LOCKDOWN’ WEBINAR FOR PARENTS, R95 / PERSON (NORMALLY R140)
· You are not alone: Why parents were struggling with kids and devices…even before Lockdown!
There are multiple reasons why kids can’t put their phones down, and keep coming back. When you understand that, it changes your approach.
· What many kids don’t tell their parents about their life online! And the beautiful opportunity during Lockdown. Want to know what kids say about their parents, term-after-term, and how you can change things to get closer to your kids? We share the questions and routes to get closer on this tricky topic.
· The Good. The Bad. The Ugly? Firstly, we have to unpack the difference between good and bad screen time, and then work out our limits, and what should be ‘off limits’ with regard to online safety.
· 6 tips: The tools to provide a better safety net
Now that you know the landscape, you can chart a clear way forward – we share a number of tools, as well as help you to set devices up better – so you see improvements.
… equip parents adjusting to two new ‘battlegrounds’ – homeschooling and digital learning.
With lockdown potentially being extended beyond 21 days, parents are faced with a longer period of time indoors. Some have loved their time together, and others desperate for their old routine. Devices, social media, apps and games provide escape for both parents and kids, a much-needed “breather” in a long day of incarceration. And connecting to friends and chatting is important for humans.
But life online often comes with many by-products – bullying, exposure beyond what is age-appropriate, contact from strangers, sexting. More time online naturally means more risk. Parenting will be different over this unparalleled situation, to adjust to socialising and schoolwork, but our attitude to online safety should improve in relation to the amount of screen time.
As Western Cape kids are set to “return to school” (while they stay at home), millions of parents have suddenly been transformed into ‘home-schoolers’?