No school wants to have to close its doors, but the disruption that the global community is facing at the moment means that many headteachers are having to make just that decision.
With more and more schools having to turn to online learning, we would like to reassure you all that the team here at Firefly is committed to supporting all schools at this time.
COVID-19 resources for distance learning & parental engagement
To help you continue to support your school community, we have put together some resources and guidance in this section of the Help Centre.
School leaders are facing even greater challenges than normal as they work to find ways to facilitate learning during ongoing school closures. Our Firefly learning consultant, David Midkiff, shares how they make use of the best tools to ensure students don't lose out.
Nothing beats face to face learning, yet there are occasions where virtual learning, often via video conferencing is the only option. However this is only part of the challenge. Students also need to access learning resources and complete engaging activities. How can teachers do this effectively?
In response to providing online learning in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, Craig Davis, Director of Education at Dulwich College International, wrote an inspiring article. In this blog we will look more closely at what has made their approach so successful.
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How to make the most of Firefly
Firefly can be used in a wide variety of ways to help you manage any disruption your school is experiencing. These pages are full of tips and guidance on how you can best use Firefly with your teachers, students and parents.
In May 2020, we released a beta version of our forthcoming School Insights tool to give schools a view into the engagement of students, staff and parents on Firefly by day and time of day.
How can we best support our Teachers, Students and Parents?
Firefly is here to help students, teachers and parents stay connected
We’ve seen more and more teachers turning to video conferencing tools to keep in touch with their classes and to deliver lessons.
Schools using Google accounts can quickly and easily set up online lessons with their students.
Create videos in Microsoft stream and share them alongside your other resources in Firefly
Nothing beats face to face teaching, and Firefly does make it easier for teachers to use online conferencing tools like Zoom to set up class discussion online with their entire class.