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Turing House

ICT Systems

Students use ICT at Turing House in many lessons, in homework club and often for homework. Some systems are also used by parents. The school has ICT staff who can help to resolve issues with school systems, and they can be contacted via the school office. It may help them to understand the problem if you can describe exactly what steps you took before the issue occurred, and take a screenshot of any error messages.

Logging in to School Computers

Students log in to school computers with their school network username and password.

Students' network usernames follow a standard format. For example, Joe Bloggs who started Year 7 in September 2016 would have a username of 16bloggs.j.

Network passwords are set in the first ICT lesson in Year 7 and students can reset them at anytime from a school PC by pressing the Ctrl-Alt-Del keys all at the same time and following the instructions that appear.

We encourage students to choose secure passwords and never to share them with each other. Please do not re-use school network passwords when creating passwords for other systems.

A good resource for choosing a password is Dinopass (select the strong password option!).

Student Email

All students have a Google email address in the format: Username@turinghouseschool.org.uk.

For example, Joe Bloggs who started Year 7 in September 2016 would have a username of 16bloggs.j@turinghouseschool.org.uk.

The email password should be the same as the school network password (but if you have recently changed your network password the accounts may not yet have synchronised, so try your old password too). Students should speak to a member of staff if they can no longer access their account.

Student email is monitored and moderated. It should not be considered private and any inappropriate usage should be reported to school staff.

If students need to log into their school email at home they can do so via Gmail. If setting this up on a mobile device via the Gmail app, rather than in a web browser, it may need to be specified as "Google for Work" account.

Managing Multiple Google Accounts

If you already have a personal Google account, your device may try to use it as the default login to any Google applications, such as Gmail, Google Classrooms and Google Forms. To get around this you can either:

i) Open the applications in an "incognito" browser, or;

ii) Set up a separate Google profile so that you can quickly switch between your personal and school accounts when needed.

Class Charts: Homework & Behaviour

Students and parents are encouraged to check Class Charts regularly to keep up to date with homework. We also use Class Charts to report on student behaviour.  

As well as the web version of Class Charts there is a handy app that you can install on your phone - it is available from the usual app stores.

To login in to Class Charts, students need their unique Pupil Code, which is given to them in the form of a printed letter. Please keep this code safe and contact the school office if you have lost it.

Parents need their own login credentials for the parent version of Class Charts. The school sends parents a one-time set-up code by email, with instructions on how to create an account.  Again, if you have lost the email, please contact the school office.

If you can't log into your Class Charts account, you can still view the school's homework using this link, and using the filters to find what has been set for your classes.

Hegarty Maths

Our Maths department uses Hegarty Maths for homework. For details of how to set up your student account and navigate the software, please see this Student Guide. You will be creating your own password for this, so do keep it safe!

UniFrog

Older students are given access to UniFrog, which is a careers and higher education platform. Students sign in using their school email address and the password they set up when they first set up their accounts in class (if they have forgotten this, they can follow the instructions to re-set it).

Parents can create a separate log-in to UniFrog, and the school's set-up code for this is sent out by email. If you have lost the message, please contact the school office.

Microsoft Office for Home Use

Students at Turing House have Microsoft accounts that entitle them to download and use the Office suite of products at home.

To download the software they should visit this website and log in using their school email address and their school network password.

Once logged in you will see a screen which can be used to install the software.

VLE

The school has a Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and students may occasionally need to use it to access work that has been set for them.  If so, they should use their school username (e.g. 16bloggs.j) and their current network password.

File Transfer between School and Home

There are three ways for students to transfer work between school and home:

  1. They can email it to their school email account;
  2. They can upload it to the "Private Files" area of the VLE.
  3. They can put it on a USB memory stick.
Google Classrooms / Google Forms

Some teachers may set homework that requires access to Google Classroom or Google Forms.  Students can log into these Google applications using their school email credentials (see the section on student email).

If clicking on a link to a Google Form gives an error message, try pasting the link directly into a web browser instead. It should then prompt you to log into Google Forms.

The section on 'Managing multiple Google accounts' may also be helpful.

 

Seneca

All students have free access to Seneca - a revision
and homework platform. The website covers exam-board specific courses, condensing what students need to know and helping to identify gaps in
learning. For instance, when you get a question wrong,
the platform will repeat the topic in different formats.

Students can log into Seneca using their school email address and the password that they created when they first set up the Seneca account in class. If the password has been forgotten it can be re-set following the on-screen instructions (the re-set link will be sent to the student's school email address).

Individual teachers may give students a class code, to attach to their Seneca accounts, so they can monitor learning e.g. the History Key Stage 3 code is mNdZ-o9kp and the History KS4 code is jqn_NVNTV.

Doddle

Some teachers set homework or provide revision resources using Doddle. Student usernames for this are of the form JoeBloggs16 (with the number representing the year the student's cohort joined Year 7 - in this case 2016).  All accounts log in using the same password, which is 'turing'.

Active Learn

Some departments, e.g. Spanish, use Active Learn for homework. The username format for this is 16bloggs.j, and students set up their own passwords.

ParentPay

We use ParentPay for collecting payments from parents, including for school meals and trips. In order to set up your account for the first time you will need to refer to the activation email sent to you by the school. If you have lost this, please contact the school office.

StudyBugs

We encourage parents to use StudyBugs to report a student's absence from school, as it is more efficient than emailing or telephoning. You can set up and manage your own account for this, and there is a handy app available for your phone too (just search for Study Bugs in your usual app store).

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