Parents often complain that they’re not aware of the homework that their children have been assigned in school. They want to help them, but they don’t know how.
Schoolbag ensures that every night, parents know what homework has been assigned during each class period. As a result it significantly increases parental engagement with homework and allows them to support their children on an ongoing basis.
Additionally, it cuts down the workload of teachers and reduces photocopying costs in schools by allowing all teachers to share their learning resources electronically.
Key Features of Schoolbag
The learning platform Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
From their personal dashboard teachers and students can view their timetable and homework activity. The dashboard gives an overview of what needs to be completed and any other important information communicated through the events planner or noticeboard.
Both students and teachers can assign or record homework tasks. Teachers can easily attach a resource they wish students to use to complete their work. Schoolbag tracks the progress and lets the teacher know when work is ready for review.
Options available to review work either directly in Schoolbag or Microsoft OneNote with just a simple click. Schoolbag stores all completed and reviewed work should users wish to access this at a later date.
Students have the option to complete homework within Schoolbag or in Microsoft OneNote. For OneNote users Schoolbag makes their OneNote files available through Schoolbag.
Enhance digital creativity and literacy by availing of Office 365 for Education. Schoolbag will eliminate duplication of tasks with single sign-on and seamless OneNote and OneDrive integration making the paperless school a realistic prospect.
Schoolbag allows teachers share their resources with their classes and/or their teaching colleagues. These learning resources are then accessible from any device.
Events and Notices
Events and Notices
All users have a personal calendar, allowing them to record and keep track of important events. Teachers can quickly communicate notices to students and/ or colleagues which will appear instantly on their dashboards.
Schoolbag provides excellent user support through our online support centre. Here users can find step-by-step instructions as well as guides and video tutorials. We also have a dedicated help desk should you need to contact us.
What our Schools say…
“The addition of the exam papers is brilliant, I’m excited to see what other changes and developments are coming down the line …I have been using schoolbag in my classroom since October and find it an invaluable tool. It enables me to share homework and revision resources with my students and exam class now have access to extra questions that they can practice in their own time. Many have commented that this has helped to focus their revision and they like having the material available online instead of sheets of paper which they frequently misplace.”
– Oonagh O’Donoghue, Colaiste Mhuire
“It helps me be organised for my homework and keeps me on track. I use it evry night to know what I have for homework.”
“[Schoolbag] really helped to keep me organised… it makes homework and assignments much easier to keep track of.”
“Schoolbag allows me to receive my homework if I don’t get it in school.”
“[Schoolbag gives me] the ability to include resources and to be very specific with the homework I require … Students like the diary type layout of Schoolbag.”
– Teacher, Elphin Community College
Schoolbag integrates with your existing systems…
Benefits of Schoobag
The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Helps to organise student learning as teachers issue the resources for each topic and the students can’t lose them.
Significantly reduces the need for teachers to photocopy resources for students, thus reducing the photocopying bill.
Improves digital literacy – a key aim of many education programmes.
The Next Generation VLE
How Schoolbag Compares
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