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Fun, informative and time-saving zoom meetings from Busy Things!

Busy Things has got so many features that you may not be aware of. Have you made a class for your pupils? Have your pupils got their own My Busy Things area? Can you see what your pupils have been doing? Have you set an assignment? Have you made a lesson pin? Can you see your class timeline? If you are using Busy Things effectively you should be answering yes to these and many more questions.  New features are constantly being added to Busy Things so don't feel bad if you are struggling to find the time to find and use them. Simply book on to one of our free zoom tutorials outlined below. 

We can tell you everything you need to know in just 30 - 45 minutes. Book a free zoom tutorial now! This is going to save you time and help you get the most out of your subscription or free trial.

 

GETTING READY FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR?

Attend our special zoom tutorial to learn how to create new classes and migrate your pupils between classes. 

Ideal for ICT co-ordinators or staff that manage the schools online subscriptions.

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Tutorial 1: Beginners Busy Things - all the basics to get you started

Great for new schools, schools on trial, or schools that have never attended a Busy Things zoom tutorial before! Our beginners overview is the perfect place to start and relevant to staff of all year groups. 

  • Teacher login vs Pupil login and the differences between them
  • How to find content
  • What is a setup?
  • Different kinds of setups
  • Making a simple setup
  • Customising content
  • Pinning activities
  • Different Activity types
  • Using the Resource Maker
  • Events/News
  • Q&A


ENTRY/BEGINNER LEVEL
Mondays at 3:45
30-45 minutes

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Tutorial 2:  Advanced Busy Things - Teaching effectively with your class

This tutorial covers everything you need to know to use Busy Things effectively and efficiently. School subscribers and free trial users welcome. Relevant to staff of all year groups and covers the following areas:

  • Making a setup just for your class
  • Adding your pupils to the class
  • Sending work to your pupils                              
  • Sending text and audio feedback
  • Tracking pupil activity
  • Q&A

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Tuesdays at 3:45 

30-45 minutes

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Tutorial 3: Differentiating within your class -  creating teaching groups

This tutorial covers everything you need to know to differentiate Busy Things content for individual or groups of children within your class or school. School subscribers and free trial users welcome. Relevant to staff of all year groups and covers the following areas:

  • Making a setup for your class
  • Adding pupils into teaching groups
  • Sending work to pupils of different abilities      
  • Customising content                     
  • Sending text and audio feedback
  • Tracking pupil activity
  • Q&A

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Wednesdays at 3:45 

30-45 minutes

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Tutorial 4:  Using Busy Things effectively on the London Grid for Learning

This session is solely for schools that access Busy Things via the London Grid for Learning. This tutorial covers everything you need to know to use Busy Things effectively and efficiently. Relevant to staff of all year groups and covers the following areas:

  • Teacher mode/Pupil mode
  • Different kinds of setup
  • Making a setup just for your class
  • Adding your pupils to the class
  • Customising content
  • Sending work to your pupils                              
  • Sending text and audio feedback
  • Tracking pupil activity
  • Using Busy Things at home
  • Q&A

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Thursdays at 3:45 

30-45 minutes

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GET READY FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Creating new classes and migrating pupils between classes 

This is a technical tutorial! We will not be showing all the fun activities on Busy Things, so be prepared, and get yourself a cup of coffee before we begin. Ideal for ICT co-ordinators or staff that manage the schools online subscriptions.

Learn how to move pupils into new classes ready for the new school year. School subscribers and free trial users are both welcome. Relevant to staff of all year groups and covers the following areas: Learn how to move pupils into new classes ready for the new school year. School subscribers and free trial users are both welcome. Relevant to staff of all year groups, ICT co-ords and covers the following areas:

  • Moving pupils between classes and teaching groups
  • Creating new classes
  • Managing ownership of classes
  • Creating and deleting teacher and pupil IDs
  • Archiving files

ADVANCED LEVEL

Fridays at 3:45 - throughout July and August

30-45 minutes 

 

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Busy Things at home

Learn how Busy Things can be used to send work home for pupils working remotely.

Busy Things at school

Learn some of the different ways that Busy Things can be used in the classroom.