Website of the week – Woodfield Primary School

By Egidija Juodseryte in Website of the Week | Tagged school jotter, school jotter 2, school website, school website design, website of the week

Another outstanding school with a great-looking website! This week we are looking at the website created by Woodfield Primary School based in Wigan.

I really like the overall design and the layout of this website. Not only it looks good, but it’s also very easy to navigate and to find the information that you need. The white background throughout the website makes it look very clean. Light green and blue colours add a nice welcoming touch to the website.

The homepage features events calendar, live Twitter feed and latest school news. These are great tools for engaging with everyone visiting the

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Website of the week – St. Anthony’s Catholic Primary School

By Egidija Juodseryte in Website of the Week | Tagged primary school, school jotter, school jotter 2, school website, school website design, website of the week

This week we are looking at the website created by St. Anthony’s Catholic Primary School based in Shipley, West Yorkshire. It’s great to see that the school has recently redesigned their website.

There is a nice welcoming message on the homepage that introduces the school and its Catholic values. The homepage also includes useful features like information regarding the latest events and live Twitter feed to help everyone stay up to date with important things happening at school.

The school website is well designed and it’s easy to navigate. There are main contact details, navigation and language bars at the top

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Using timed content to create a term’s worth of homework in an evening

By Cieran Douglass in Customer Training | Tagged excercises, features, homeworke, jotter learn, jotter tips

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Last week we showed you how to use Exercises in Learn to create and manage homework assignments and more. These are a great tool, and using some basic built-in Jotter functionality, we'll soon be able to extend it to make it even better. Note that, while you can set this system up now, it won't be enabled fully until an update in a couple of weeks, which we'll make you aware of!

First of all, for this to work best we recommend setting up a dedicated Learn page for homework and assignments - if all the objects are on Read More →

Website of the week – St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School

By Egidija Juodseryte in Website of the Week | Tagged primary school, school jotter, school jotter 2, website design, website of the week

We’ve got another great website of the week! This week we are looking at the website created by St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Firstly, I really like the website design. The layout of the website makes it look modern and professional. Yellow and blue colours dominating the website make it look child-friendly and they go well with the colours of school uniforms. There is a nice welcoming message on the homepage which introduces the school and gives an idea about some of the school values. The welcoming message appears on the top of some images

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Exercises and homework-setting in School Jotter Learn

By Cieran Douglass in Customer Training | Tagged exercise, homework, learn, saviong time, school jotter tips
This week we're going to discuss one of the most powerful parts of the Learn VLE, and one which can reduce your workload and bring a lot more things online. Everything I'll be doing today will cover setting up and administrating the homework - next week we'll be showing you how to "set and forget" a whole term's worth of it!

To start with, go to the Learnsite you want to embed the homework on - whether this is a dedicated page or part of another one is up to you. Enter Edit mode and click Insert > Exercise.

Homework assignments in School Jotter

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School Jotter 4.5 update

By Cieran Douglass in Release notes | Tagged new releases, school jotter, school jotter updates, school websites, updates
We've just pushed the latest update to School Jotter live. You might have noticed these are coming more frequently now - we're aiming for smaller, more frequent, more agile releases every two weeks, rather than a big one every few months.

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  • A new Files Download element has been added that allows you to share files and folders to your website.
  • Pinterest has been added to the social networks list (compatible bespoke themes only.)
  • Extra security has been added to blogs that have been embedded on the website.
  • An issue that broke pagination of embedded blogs has been resolved.
  • An issue where CSV results were exported incorrectly from Forms has been resolved.
  • An issue where images could not be removed from News stories has been resolved.
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Homework: Beneficial or Harmful? [Infographic]

By Pano Savvidis in Infographics
Check out our infographic on the pros and cons of homework in primary schools. Teachers should take them into consideration when deciding whether homework is beneficial for their students.

Homework infographic

 

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Homework: Beneficial or Harmful for pupils?

No homework policy has been implemented in several countries, however, some experts still argue on its benefits for student learning.

The Pros
  • Homework helps students consolidate what was taught during the school day.
  • It lets parents learn what their kids are doing at school.
  • Development of self-discipline, time management and research skills.
  • Homework facilitates rote learning
The Cons
  • Homework can be very stressful for students.
  • It drains pupils’ free time for playing, sports and hobbies.
  • Students
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Website of the week – Hillcrest Early Years Academy

By Egidija Juodseryte in Website of the Week | Tagged primary school, school jotter, school jotter 2, website design, website of the week

It’s always great to see outstanding schools choosing School Jotter for building their websites. This week we are looking at the website of the week created by Hillcrest Early Years Academy. The school is based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and it has been rated as outstanding by OFSTED in 2014/2015.

What’s great about this website is that the homepage is not used to store all the information related to the school. Instead, the school focused on displaying some nice images of students on the homepage as well as some basic information like contact details, awards and a language bar. Even the menu is

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Website of the week – Brandling Primary School

By Egidija Juodseryte in Website of the Week | Tagged school jotter, school jotter 2, school website, school website design, website of the week

This week we are looking at the website created by the Brandling Primary School based in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. This school demonstrates how School Jotter can help to build a professional-looking website while keeping it very simple.

The layout of this website is clear and it is easy to navigate. The main information regarding curriculum and school life can be found on the navigation menu. Another useful tools that I like seeing on school websites are the search and language bars that make finding information even easier. Red and white colours dominate throughout the website and they make it

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Adding a sitemap to School Jotter

By Cieran Douglass in Customer Training | Tagged jotter tips, school jotter, search engines, seo, sitemap
Before we start, don't forget to check out our new helpsite and knowledgebase at education.webanywhere.co.uk.

It's running our custom-built Promatum software for distributed training, meaning it's easy to use, lean and you can get it on any device you like. Give it a spin and let us know what you think - the same resources are there, they're just now in a much easier, more accessible format!

Today we're looking at sitemaps. Before we begin though, a bit of background on what a sitemap is. First of all, it's a tool for search engines to use, not for end-users! It tells Read More →

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