Technology tip from the DfE

Technology tip from the DfE

If parents do not have a spare device or laptop for Home Learning but have an Xbox and/or PlayStation they can use them to access Google Classroom!

Google Classroom can be opened on Xbox and PlayStation. There isn’t an app that the students can add to their consoles. Instead, they are going to have to use the built-in browsers that come on the two devices.

On Xbox, it is Microsoft Edge.

On PlayStation, it is the “www” browser.

Your children will probably know how to find the browsers on their consoles, but if not, each one has a search function they can access on the home screen.

Once the browser has been opened:

  • Type in classroom.google.com in the URL bar. A prompt for a Google account will appear. Type in your login details from school. The Classroom home screen will open up.
  • If you have a keyboard then you can plug it in, you will have a much easier time navigating. Otherwise, use the controller to click on the classroom tiles, open up assignments and type.

However, if you don’t have a compatible games console then you could always check to see if you’re eligible to be allocated a laptop/tablet via the Governments scheme they have in place with schools/local authorities, you might also be able to apply to increase your data or broadband allowance on your devices too.

https://get-help-with-tech.education.gov.uk

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