Students have the knowledge, now they need the power!

Every Champion School we visit is different. No two are the same. Whether primary or secondary or infants, they all use Fronter in different ways and to achieve different goals. They all have Fronter embedded but some started using Fronter from the Staff Room out – a communication tool for teachers and support staff to use to pick up newsletters, diaries and policies. Other schools start with student pages – exciting content, forums, tests, home learning opportunities. Some start with home school links – parent pages, sharing photos of work, using individual folders to provide targets and helpful homework tips.

Each of our Champions Schools using Fronter have made it a success via whichever route suited them best and it is now embedded into the daily life of the school community.

So how do they keep it fresh? Well, many Champion Schools have now trained up an army of helpers in the form of students! From Key Stage 1 all the way to Key Stage 5, student-created content is creating a buzz in Fronter buildings across the land!

From something as simple as changing the votes to something new each week, all the way to students who manage their entire form room online, students having the power and ownership of Fronter has a huge impact. Students may start with non-learning related items – favourite songs and football teams for example, but quickly start to follow the example set by teachers. Students set up learning opportunities, link to educational sites they find and also give a voice to other pupils by asking them what they want to see on Fronter.

The knock on positive effect in terms of e-safety has also been huge with Campsbourne Junior School recently showing us how pupils have started to moderate each other on forums, letting other pupils know when their contributions are not appropriate to the discussion in hand.

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Fronter’s Parent Portal

20140516_teacher_pupilWhat is it?
The Parent Portal is an online solution which brings together information from Fronter and a school’s MIS. The portal allows parents/guardians to access important school-related information about their child or children. Schools can use the portal to communicate key messages to parents. If a parent/guardian has several children at a school they will have one account for viewing information about all of the children. It is also possible to create several parent accounts linked to one child. Parents/guardians receive their own log-in details which will grant them access to the portal only.

The portal brings together the following information;

From Fronter:
• Messages for parents/guardians
• Assessments and comments/marks

From the school’s MIS:
• Attendance records
• Key attainment data (major assessments)
• SEN information
• Achievement records
• Behaviour records

 

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If you would like to use Parent Portal to engage with your parents you can add it to your existing Fronter environment completely FREE!
Visit our website for more information on what the Parent Portal is and how it can help you and your school. Free training for the Parent Portal is also available once a school has signed up. Contact us to have Parent Portal set up for your school.

How can I teach my students to stay safe online?

By using Fronter you are already helping learners to stay safe online within in a secure environment – which is a great start!

But did you know that we have:

– A ‘Ready-to’Go’ room called ‘eSafety‘ which contains helpful videos, interactive quizzes and links to useful websites such as ‘thinkuknow‘ that help learners understand how to stay safe online
– An ‘Online Safety & Security’ webinar specifically for Primary schools

Once downloaded you can customise your eSafety room to include links or resources that you feel may be of benefit to your learners.

Let’s not forget, there’s a Safer Internet day that takes place every year, where you can learn more about keeping your learners safe online. Visit www.saferinternetday.org for more details.

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How can I use Fronter to teach students to be safe online?

Using Fronter is already a great way to keep learners safe online in a secure environment, but did you know that we have:

– A ‘Ready-to’Go’ room called ‘eSafety’ which contains helpful videos, interactive quizzes and links to useful websites such as ‘thinkuknow’ that help learners understand how to stay safe online
– An ‘Online Safety & Security’ webinar for Primary and Secondary pupils

We also have a wide range of ‘Ready-to-Go’ rooms available to download, visit www.fronter.co.uk.

Pssstt: Have you heard of the ‘Safer Internet’ event that takes place every year? Visit www.saferinternetday.org for more details.

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Fronter at BETT 2014

betttitle222nd – 25th January 2014 ExCel London

It’s that time of year again – BETT! Tomorrow is the first day of BETT 2014, held at ExCel London for the second year running. Pearson Fronter will be based on the Pearson stand – C270 and C280, so pop along to talk to one of the team about your requirements or pre-book a meeting to see someone at a time most convenient for you.

On the Pearson stands you can listen to many presentations throughout the four days, which cover everything from digital content to using the Fronter learning platform more effectively. These presentations are delivered by Fronter staff as well as schools which use Fronter in lots of great ways. We also have Fronter Champion schools on stand ready to chat or take any questions you might have for them.

This year some of the presentations are being streamed live from the stand, so if you can’t make it to BETT on a particular day, or at all, there’s no need for you to miss out on the presentations. To watch the live streaming you’ll need to register.

For more information about what you can expect from Fronter and Pearson at BETT please visit our dedicated Pearson at BETT website.

How can I use Fronter to teach students to be safe online?

Using Fronter is already a great way to keep learners safe online in a secure environment, but did you know that we have:

– A ‘Ready-to’Go’ room called ‘eSafety‘ which contains helpful videos, interactive quizzes and links to useful websites such as ‘thinkuknow‘ that help learners understand how to stay safe online
– An ‘Online Safety & Security’ webinar for Primary and Secondary ages

We also have a wide range of ‘Ready-to-Go’ rooms available to download, visit www.fronter.co.uk to see for yourself.

Pssstt: Have you heard of the ‘Safer Internet’ event that takes place every year? Visit www.saferinternetday.org for more details.

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How can I use Fronter to teach students to be safe online?

Using Fronter is already a great way to keep learners safe online in a secure environment, but did you know that we have:

– A ‘Ready-to’Go’ room called ‘eSafety‘ which contains helpful videos, interactive quizzes and links to useful websites such as ‘thinkuknow‘ that help learners understand how to stay safe online
– An ‘Online Safety & Security’ webinar for Primary and Secondary ages

We also have a wide range of ‘Ready-to-Go’ rooms available to download, visit www.fronter.co.uk to see for yourself.

Pssstt: Have you heard of the ‘Safer Internet’ event that takes place every year? Visit www.saferinternetday.org for more details.

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