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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Putting Twitter on your school website – the easy way

By Cieran Douglass in Customer Training | Tagged Adding social media to a school website, Embedded code, school jotter tips, , Widget
I have a bit of a mea culpa this week - turns out that when I told you how to embed a Twitter feed a couple of weeks ago I was giving you a way which, while acceptable and functional, was both harder to use and gave less customisation options. With that in mind, here's how to create much more attractive, functional Twitter feeds anywhere on the School Jotter platform.

First of all, you're going to want to go to your twitter page and click your profile icon in the top right, then click Settings. Alternatively, visit twitter.com/settings/account.... Read More →

Teaching e-safety with Messages

By Cieran Douglass in Customer Training, Support | Tagged cybersecurity, esafety, lesson ideas, school jotter tips
Our Messages app lets students and teachers privately and securely message each other within the School Jotter platform, and is a fantastic communication tool. It can also be used to teach a valuable lesson in staying safe online, as we're about to show you here.

The crux of this lesson will be that you as a teacher are going to create some fake "spam" messages to send out to your class. Since these aren't real emails, there's nothing actually at stake, and the purpose of the lesson is to teach pupils not to trust messages from unknown or suspicious sources.... Read More →

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