EdTech Demonstrator School Case Studies

Below you will find case studies of remote learning and EdTech use at Sandringham School, some of these are also linked from other sections to exemplify some of strategies and tools described. We hope you find these interesting and useful. Have a think about how these activities may work in your own context. 

Getting Started with Google Classroom

Google Classroom and the wider Google GSuite are the foundation of remote learning at Sandringham. After a number of failed attempts at rolling out various VLE platforms, Google Classroom has the right blend of functionality and ease of use. Another key reason for...

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Virtual history teaching

Following on from recent blogs on Sandagogy, it's so valuable to get an insight into how teachers in different subjects are approaching virtual teaching. As identified in the recent EEF remote learning evidence review, one of they five key findings was that for remote...

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Virtual science feedback

With my Year 10 class, we began the lockdown period by revising. This meant that I did not have to write new work for them. However, I was keen to help them gain the most from revision. The class were a high attaining class and in previous class discussions, it had...

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Encouraging online engagement from students

Moving learning online has necessarily been a steep learning curve for both students and teachers alike. Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (PRE) lessons are delivered for one hour a week in Key Stage 3, so in the first two to three Virtual Learning Curriculum (VLC)...

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Consistency in virtual Science teaching

I have tried various different approaches to delivering a virtual curriculum. The elements I have found to be most successful so far are consistency in structure and regular feedback. I have a one-year-old at home and a partner who works long hours. My approach to the...

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Marking written essays remotely

Teachers at Sandringham School have been using Google Classroom to set students work throughout the period of school closures. For those familiar with the platform, there are so many pluses of using Google to set and collect work from students. However, depending on...

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Virtual teaching in MFL

As we all get used to remote teaching, I have become really interested in how teachers in different subjects are approaching things. As identified in the recent EEF remote learning evidence review, one of they five key findings was that for remote teaching to be...

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Virtual dance club

At Sandringham, our Director of Learning for Dance, Clare Meeking is keen to ensure her students keep up their dance throughout the school closures. I got in touch with Clare to see how she has made this work for her Key Stage 3 dance company. Clare, you were able to...

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Virtual English teaching

School closures have presented us with challenges as to the different ways we can continue to teach.  We have lost the familiar dynamic of our classrooms and are all trying to chart a new course, utilising technology to set meaningful work and trying where we can to...

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The virtual Sandringham choir

In what has been an unprecedented week with schools closing and students and staff getting used to a new way of learning, some colleagues at Sandringham have been keen to continue their extra-curricular clubs. It’s hard to imagine how this would be possible with...

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Virtual learning – advice for teachers

This page collects together ideas that are particularly focussed upon pedagogy for virtual learning. There is a deluge of vendors offering their digital wares for free or reduced price at this time. While this is welcome, sometimes less is more and teachers need...

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