Technology Platforms

Hardware
Prep School pupils should use available home technology. If that is not available, the school can loan a suitable device to assist with access. Please contact servicedesk@abbotshill.herts.sch.uk should you have any queries.   

Senior School pupils already have their own Chromebooks which will give them access to all of the required resources.

Software
To protect our community, the school maintains a list of authorised apps and services for use by Teachers and Pupils for remote learning.  Please only use the products we have detailed here to engage in your learning. Please use the menu on the left hand side for the list of programmes for Prep and Senior. Use of other programmes will fall outside of our Acceptable Use Agreement. 

Google Apps for Education
This suite of products allows for communication and collaboration between all members of the school community:

School-wide email system allowing communications between members of the school community.
Share calendars or create a joint calendar with members of your class or institution to easily keep track of schedules.
Google Classroom makes teaching more productive and meaningful by streamlining assignments, boosting collaboration, and fostering communication. Educators can create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place.
Unlimited online storage for users work, files can easily be shared with other school users.
Collaborate, share feedback, and work together in real time on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
Create Forms, Quizzes, and surveys to collect and analyse responses.
Notes, lists, photos and audio to keep.
Sketch and collaborate on an interactive cloud-based smart board.
Enable teaching, learning and working from anywhere with text communication, audio and video capabilities that can support virtual classrooms and meetings.
As long as a pupil is logged into YouTube with their school account, they will only see education suitable content.