Showbie for Home Learning & Homework
St Bartholomew's has chosen Showbie as an interface to extend your child's classroom into the home. Of the range of providers in the marketplace, we believe Showbie offers an all encompassing platform which is simple, user friendly and most importantly, effective at keeping in touch with pupils whilst at home.
"Showbie keeps you and your students on the same page, whether you’re using your iPad, iPhone, or pretty much any computer or device with an internet connection." Showbie, 2020
From September 2020, all children in Years 1-6 at St Bart's will have access to Showbie where they will find their weekly homework tasks. In addition, each day there will be access to the key elements of learning which are taking place in school. Therefore, should a child need to be kept home at short notice, they will still be able to learn online via Showbie.
Showbie provides a safe and easy way to support learning beyond the classroom and can be accessed from any computer or mobile device with internet capabilities. It allows the children to:
Receive and return learning.
Participate in class or group discussions; these are monitored by the teacher and children cannot send private messages to each other.
Communicate directly with the teacher to ask questions and get help with learning.
Keep track of important due dates, events and tasks.
Access files, links and resources provided by the teacher.
Teachers will be able to give targeted feedback on the children’s actual work as opposed to a general email remarking on several pieces of work in one go. This can be in the form of annotations such as jottings, text notes or voice feedback which has a more personal feel. Showbie enables the children to submit the work through a variety of media including: photos, videos, text, editing worksheets directly on the app. Children are also able to add their own voice to a piece of work.
Should any families have difficulty accessing Showbie due to technical issues or lack of a digital device, please do contact your child's class teacher. In addition, if you have specific examples of how it is working particularly well, please do provide your child's class teacher with this feedback.
For consistency, each class has set up their class Showbie page to look the same - see the guide below to understand how we have chosen to lay out the learning.
Please also see the key to the symbols you might come across on your child's page.