All posts by Angus McEwan

Am passionate about apple macs/all things apple, ICT and now Edubuzz & EduBuzz/Google Apps.

Ensuring The Right Person is Logged In/Out of G Suite/Google Classroom

If children are sharing a computer with their parents or another sibling and want to do school work with G-Suite/Google Classroom, they sometimes try and submit their work with the wrong account logged in.

This can be frustrating for the child who is unsure what to do when the other person is logged in, or mean that work is handed in under the wrong name.

In this video I suggest a number of solutions –

1) Chromebooks – The person who wishes to use the account must log in from the log in screen.

2) Macs/PCs – Creating a separate user account on the computer makes it less confusing as each person has their own space.

3) Using an Internet Browser on a Shared Computer – You can add various accounts but each person MUST log out when they are finished and check they log in to the correct account.

4) Smart Devices like tablets or smart phones may require you to log out the app you are about to use and ensure the correct person is logged in.

The main thing is to make sure you log out the G-Suite Account/Google Classroom when you have finished on a shared device.

Using G-Suite and Google Classroom At Home

If your child has been told by their teacher that they can log on to Google Classroom and the G-Suite Apps at home, you may find these instructions useful if they need some support –

Accessing Google Classroom

Devices

You can use 

A Tablet – iPad, Kindle, Chrome Tablet, Kindle
A computer – laptop or desktop
A Chromebook
A Smartphone – with apps that can go on the internet

How?

Use Apps for your Smartphone or Tablet
Go to Google Playstore or the Apple Store to get them for free.

You need to get an app for every Google Application like Google Classroom, Google Docs.

If you have been told just to log in to Google Classroom just now you would download that app.

You log in with your own Google/Edubuzz username and password.   (Remember @edubuzz.org).

Using a Desktop or a Laptop

Open the browser (application) you use to go on the Internet.  (Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome).
Go to Google.com
Click on sign in
Type in your username (remember the @edubuzz.org)
Type your password.
Find the Google Classroom App from the 9 dots/app picker/Waffle.

Or you can go to Google and type in Google classroom.

Using a Chromebook

If you have your own Chromebook, remember that you type in your SCHOOL details to log in at home to your account  (including @edubuzz.org).

You do not log in with another account your parents may have created for you, as you will be unable to use your School Apps or Classroom.

Dos

Go in Google Classroom  or Google Docs anytime you want.  You can look at Slides and Sheets
Make your own docs anytime you want and share them with your teacher.
Share any news or add to any of the teacher’s posts anytime you want.
Ask the computer or device to remember your log if it is your own device with a password or face or fingerprint ID
Type @edubuzz with your username
Use Google Classroom sensibly.   Don’t fill it with things like ‘Are you there?’

Don’t

Tell someone your password
Use an app that you have not been shown at school
Say things you shouldn’t or use rude emojis or post about things that are inappropriate.
Ask the device to remember your password if your share the device and do not have your own log in for it
Use email until you have been taught or are doing it with your parent.
Log in and pretend to be someone else.
Open anything you are sent from someone you don’t know.

If your password is NOT working at home AND school, I can reset it  for you.   If it is working at school and not at home, follow these instructions carefully.

I hope this helps with any issues your child may have logging in.

Mr McEwan

PS To find out how to join Google Classroom go here.

P3 & P3/4 Drama – I Wish I Was A Mountain

P3 and P3/4 recently had an exciting time when Shonagh Davidson our Drama Specialist came to visit.

The theme was ‘I Wish I Was A Mountain’ and  the children explored a story about what happened when people did not look after the area they lived in.

The children enjoyed the mime and other drama experiences together and you can see the fun they had in the Slideshow below.

Mr McEwan
P3 Teacher

 

P1-3 Packed Lunches

Parents of P1-3 children are reminded that if your child requires a packed lunch on a Friday, they should ensure the meal selection is completed by the Sunday evening prior to the Friday on which the packed lunch is required.

As mentioned in the letter last week, this can be completed up to 6 weeks in advance here.

As the meals are prepared before the children arrive at school on the Friday, they must be ordered in advance and cannot be ordered on the day.

Thanks for your help with this matter.