Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Home School Debate Club

 Home Debate Club From Smart School Council


Home Debate Club is a weekly, guided, 10 minute online activity that allows young people and their families to participate in a national debate. It is for students between the ages of 6-12 and aims to help young people feel like their voice matters and improve their oracy skills. A new debate goes live every Monday and runs for a week. It is completely online and  mobile friendly, so families can participate using their phone or computer and do not need to use pens or paper. 


How the debate works is that those participating watch the debate video, which gives context to the debate question and provides the stances to be taken. A young person then leads the debate, ensuring that everyone gets an opportunity to put forward their opinion. After everyone does so, an agreement must be made on which answer won the debate. They then submit their group’s answer. After submission they can see how many people across the country have gotten involved, and once the debate is over nationally they can see what the rest of the nation decided. 


It is a fun and easy activity to do at home to help support your student’s learning and provide an opportunity to build on important oracy and critical thinking skills. Get involved here. 


Google Classroom- writing directly on a PDF Ipads and Iphones

 There can be some problems with writing on pdfs (such as the White Rose Maths Worksheets) on Google Classroom. This video tutorial explains how to write directly onto pdfs and upload your work using apple devices. We hope that this is helpful. 



Monday, 4 January 2021

 GOOGLE CLASSROOM

We have created a video guide which explains how to login and save work to Google classroom. If you have any questions or suggestions for further videos, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope you find it useful. 



Home School Debate Club

  Home Debate Club From Smart School Council Home Debate Club is a weekly, guided, 10 minute online activity that allows young people and t...