TECHNOLOGIES IN SANDYMOOR ORMISTON ACADEMY
There is a bewildering array of technologies out there, which can often be a barrier in its own right to successful adaptation. At Sandymoor, the following, whilst not being a prescriptive list, outlines the main technological solutions and the primary uses of them.
Preferred communication channel between staff-staff, staff-student, school-parent. Email provides a fast, effective communication chain that is recordable and actionable. Documents shall not be attached, but shared through OneDrive or via OneNote collaboration.
Calendars should be used to plan and record meetings, between staff & with students. Homework / project deadlines, etc., are set via calendar invites
Online, personal storage. The primary storage location for staff & student files that are predominantly for personal use, limited group audience or collaboration.
OFFICE 365 – SITES:
Targeted group spaces, Sites form the backbone of what would traditionally be shared storage spaces.
Departmental sites collect departmental / subject specific resources for students and staff to access. Schemes of work can be shared and exemplified through site design, making the subject more accessible. Other targeted areas store staff-specific information, policies, etc.
ONENOTE / CLASSBOOK CREATOR:
OneNote is the primary note-recording tool for meetings, with all internal attendees sharing a notebook to record meeting notes, actions & outcomes.
OneNote / Classbook Creator is the primary class-based collaboration tool, with a shared notebook effectively creating a personalised, flexible, evolving and growing.
Student-student, staff-staff & staff-student ‘social’, informal collaboration space. Designed to work in conjunction with everything else, an informal space for discussion, debate, support and somewhere to spark interest, light a fire or support struggling students.