Using your timetable

Your daily timetable is a good way to manage your time. Even if you don’t have a Zoom class, still use this time to complete any classwork the teacher has set.

Using your Handbook

  • Keep your handbook open on your desk. 
  • Write in any Zoom meeting times, with the time they are due to start.
  • Write down classwork or assignments you need to complete. Cross these off when you have finished.

Managing your emails

  • Check these at the start of every day and then at the end of the day. 
  • Delete any messages you have  read that you don’t need anymore
  • Keep those that have information you will need to look at again. This might be instructions from your teacher about upcoming tasks. 
  • Flag any important information that you will need to keep for a long time. This could be resources your teacher has sent you that you will be using for a unit of work. 
  • Make new folders to organise the emails you need to keep. You might want to have a folder for each subject area.

Getting organised visually

Visual schedules enhance receptive language and assist in providing meaning to students. A visual schedule communicates the sequence of upcoming activities or events through the use of objects, photographs, icons, words, or a combination of tangible supports. 

There will be many learning events that will challenge those who thrive on routine. 

There are various ways you can organise and display your child’s weekly schedule. We have chosen a few as examples. 

Use the alarm settings on your device to alert you of each period transition
Use post it notes to recreate a weekly timetable
Use a blackboard, whiteboard, pinboard or any surface that can be temporarily written on to create timetables and planners

Organise Google Drive

Google Drive is where files are stored. They are stored in the cloud so files can be accessed from any computer or device. When shared with others, they can be used simultaneously, viewed or edited by those it is shared with. 

In Term Two all work will be found in CANVAS and completed in Google Drive. The work done by students needs to be shared with their class teacher and if applicable, Learning Support staff. Creating subject folders and saving Google Docs into those folders, ensures teachers can access, mark and feedback as they would in a classroom. Folders can be colour coded for easy identification 

Sharing a Google Drive folder

  • Right click on the folder, or the three dots 
  • Click on Share 

To colour code Google folders 

  • Right click on the folder 
  • Click on ‘change colour’ 
  • Click on your chosen colour 
  • Type the email address in the box 
  • Click on ‘send’ 
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