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1.What is a learning platform?What is a learning platform? 2.What is DB Primary?What is DB Primary? 3.The Pupil View of DB PrimaryThe Pupil View of DB Primary 4.The Teacher View of DB PrimaryThe Teacher View of DB Primary 5.Areas of Learning: DB Primary CommunitiesAreas of Learning: DB Primary Communities 6.Parental EngagementParental Engagement 7.Editure: A Brief HistoryEditure: A Brief History DB Primary: An Introduction Click on the links below to learn more about DB Primary
What is a Learning Platform? Software system to provide and support virtual learning in an educationally beneficial way Interactive tools and educational content provide an integrated learning environment An area for school pupils to collaborate, communicate and engage in learning Use your learning platform for: - Uploading lesson plans, projects and assignments - Setting and marking homework - Managing timetables - Keeping parents involved about school events - Setting up virtual classrooms - Sharing information around the school
What is DB Primary? An Online Learning Platform – Designed specifically for pupils aged 4-11 – Born out of collaboration between teachers and education consultants – Used by over 1000 schools within the UK – 3 pupil themes: Starter, Starter+ and Improver
The pupil homepage: key features Things to do area Pupils will be shown any outstanding tasks when they login.
The pupil homepage: key features Starter Email Pupils are provided with a clear and simple introduction. A 3-step walkthrough process lets them send an email.
The pupil homepage: key features Improver Email Pupils will have a more advanced email facility when they reach KS2.
The pupil homepage: key features Customising their page Pupils can choose from a selection of pre-set backgrounds and upload or draw their own me-icon image.
The pupil homepage: key features My Work area Pupils can upload their own files or create files using the DB Primary tools. Files can be shared with the rest of the class once they have been moderated by the teacher.
The pupil homepage: key features My Work area In the My Work area, pupils can: use the painting tool to draw a picture Record a video from an attached webcam Take a photo from an attached camera Record their voice These tools are also available to use in the forum area and within email. These tools let every pupil contribute to the platform, whatever their age or ability.
The pupil homepage: key features Blog Each pupil has their own blog which can be updated with words, pictures, sound and video. Teachers can set tasks to get pupils to update their blog.
The pupil homepage: key features Calendar Each account comes with a calendar. This will show events the pupil enters as well as events from communities they are a member of.
The teacher homepage Using Tiles View your class’ activity and access platform tools directly from your homepage.
The teacher homepage The My Class Tile From this tile you can manage your class and visit pupil homepages. Clicking on the three dots at the bottom right corner will let you manage whole class tasks such as sending an email to all pupils or creating a task for your class.
The teacher homepage The Class Activity Tile Here you can view who has been logging on and for how long; your pupils’ activities on the platform; as well as any files or posts that are awaiting moderation.
The teacher homepage The Noticeboard Tile Management and Office staff in particular may find the Noticeboard a useful device for keeping staff up-to-date with events happening at school.
The teacher homepage Other Tiles Up to 6 tiles may be added on each page. You may add tiles on up to 3 pages. Monitor what is happening in your class by subscribing to the community ‘what’s on’ feed. See at a glance what emails you have received. Enable the calendar tile to see what events are happening at school.
The teacher homepage Other Tiles Use ‘notes’ to remind yourself of things you need to do. Get an overview of the progress of any tasks you have set. Quick access to all the communities you are a member of.
The teacher homepage My Files Use the My Files area to store all your planning, photos and other files. You can use folders to sort your files into appropriate areas. There is unlimited storage in the My Files area.
The teacher homepage Need Help Clicking on Need Help? will take you to the online help guide. Book yourself onto Free Training Webinars using the online form. Here you can access information pages, videos and PowerPoints about various aspects of the platform.
Areas of learning: The communities A community on DB Primary is a place where pupils will be able to learn, collaborate and share information. You can create your own communities, such as a class community or download ready-made topic communities from the learning library. A staffroom community will be somewhere you can communicate and share best practice and documentation. What are communities used for?
Areas of learning: The communities The following tools are available to use within communities: Gallery – for sharing files and pictures Gallery Calendar –share event times and dates, for example pupil birthdays Forum – for initiating learning discussions Forum Blog – To publicise examples of good work, achievement or as a tool for pupils to update and share their writing with a wider audience Blog Quizzes- Create your own quizzes or download ready-made ones. Surveys Tasks – for setting homework or class work. Tasks Community tools
Gallery Selecting the upload button will let you browse your computer or server for any files you wish to upload and share. If you select New you will be able to create a file using one of the in-built DB Primary tools. The New and Upload buttons are only available to leaders of the community (usually, this means teachers). If children wish to share work here, they must publish from their homepage and have their submission approved by the teacher before it appears. The New and Upload buttons are only available to leaders of the community (usually, this means teachers). If children wish to share work here, they must publish from their homepage and have their submission approved by the teacher before it appears. Creating New Files Upload your own files
Forum What is a forum? A forum is a discussion area where users can post discussions and read and respond to posts by other forum members. Forums in DB Primary You could use forums within your class, staff or governor communities. Children can visit a forum and comment on topics using text, pictures, audio or video. Children who have the Improver (KS2) theme on their accounts are also able to start their own forum topics.
Blog What is a blog? A blog is a collaborative area on which an individual or group of users record opinions, information, etc. on a regular basis. Blogs in DB Primary As well as the blog on personal homepages, both you or your pupils can also create blogs within your communities. These can be used to keep pupils, staff and the wider school community up- to-date what is happening in your classroom and at school.
Blog In this example pupils have update the blog to share their activities with a wider audience.
Blog Keep children up-to-date with new topics, or any achievements or events that are happening.
Survey A survey can be set by community leaders. Community leaders will usually be teachers, although you have the option to make pupils leaders too.
Task A task can be used to set homework or to set an activity for your pupils to complete in in the class. When you set a task, a child will be notified the next time the log on that they have something to do. You can set a task that ties into a tool within DB Primary. For example, you could get the pupils to update their blog, record a video or simply access a link or a word document.
Key Features: Parental Engagement – Parents can play an active role in their child’s learning – School information can be easily communicated – Forums can be used for discussion, queries & feedback – Events can be displayed in the calendar – You have the option to let parents view their children‘s emails Once parents have their own accounts you can link them to their children. The advantages of including parents in the platform include:
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