A digital education platform is a purpose-built platform designed to support remote learning and independent work. Utilising Microsoft's Office 365 Education, at Finchley Catholic High School, we are able to communicate directly with pupils, set individualised tasks, let pupils work together, and easily give personalised feedback.
In addition to the basic features of Office 365, the education version provides a wide range of specifically designed tools for students and teachers. These tools include but are not limited to Microsoft Teams for Education and OneNote for Education.
In addition we also use ClassCharts to support with communicating homework, behaviour and announcements to students and parents.
Microsoft Teams for Education
Microsoft Teams for Education is an essential tool for remote learning and remote teaching, and it wouldn't be wrong to say that it is a complete distance learning solution. The digital hub brings together apps, conversation, assignments, and content in one place, allowing teachers and staff to create vibrant digital classrooms for the students.
OneNote for Education
OneNote Class Notebook is a digital notebook for the whole class to store text, images, handwritten notes, attachments, links, voice, video, and more. It allows staff, students, and teachers to transform the way they collaborate and makes it easier for them to organise their work
Each OneNote Class Notebook is organised into three parts:
- Content Library — a read-only space where teachers can share handouts with students.
- Collaboration Space — a space where everyone in your class can share, organise, and collaborate.
- Student Notebooks — a private space shared between the teacher and each individual student. Teachers can access every student notebook while students can only see their own.