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Learning Toolkit - for students working from home
2020-2021 Remote Education
School Classes as usual - from home
Department of Education Offer – Increasing Data Allowance on Mobile Devices
The Department of Education have launched a scheme to help support families who are using mobile data to help support their child’s online learning.
The scheme is open to children and young people who:
- Don’t have access to a fixed broadband connection
- Cannot afford the additional data needed to access educational resources or social care services
- Have access to a mobile device that uses a participating network
- Are facing disruption to their face-to-face education, or have been advised not to attend school
If you feel you would benefit from taking advantage of this scheme, please use this link and complete the form so we can collate the data and request support from the Department of Education on your behalf: Link to form
We have extended the deadline for submitting a response to Tues 19 Jan at 12 Noon.
Students remote learning online resources will be on the following sites:
All these sites can be accessed through the CGS Student Portal
If students become ill during the remote learning period please see our support & wellbeing section for guidance.
Maintaining Powerful Knowledge
Alongside key disciplinary skills, having powerful knowledge is the key to success in learning. Retrieval of knowledge is essential in order to commit this knowledge to the long term memory. Once students have acquired and truly learned this knowledge they can then apply this in many ways.
Equally important is for learners to understand how they learn and reflect on learning; this is known as metacognition.
Tasks to develop powerful knowledge
The following tasks will help with developing powerful knowledge and metacognition.
These tasks can be used without being online and can be adapted for any subject or topic regardless of year group. They are also useful revision strategies.
- Learn with your siblings where possible, as learning in collaboration can strengthen understanding
- Try some interactive and fun activities - hopefully the whole family might enjoy taking part in this too.
- Other activities (if appropriate) could include
- completing a workout video or online fitness session
- Fun & Interactive Activities