Starville School Blended Learning
Technology continues to transform today’s classrooms, and teaching methods have changed to suit these expectations, learning styles, and interests of students. This is the rationale behind Starville School’s adoption of the blended learning style.
Blended learning is using a combination of classroom instruction and online education made possible through the use of a learning management system (LMS).
Starville is leveraging on technology to provide an enriched virtual blended learning. This implies that pupils/students will have face-to-face learning sessions with their teachers on site, but also complete some assessments, assignments and quizzes online in school and remotely or outside of the school environment.
We believe that blended learning will keep pupils/students more interested and engaged, in preparation for a tech-centered or oriented world.
All our classrooms have been equipped with new technologies to enhance the experience of online learning in the classroom, our learning tools include Moodle classroom, G Suite for Education, and of course the much appraised Educare platform.
Resources necessary for blended learning
a) A Laptop; 4 GB ram, 500 GB HDD, Wi-Fi enabled running on Microsoft windows professional.
b) A laptop bag
Blended learning in practice
Pupils/students from Year 1-12 are required to bring their personal computers to school on Mondays and take them back at the close of school on Fridays to enable them complete their weekend assessments.
Please note that the school will install child safety applications to ensure that the children are protected online.
The computers will be used in school for the following:
Assessments on The Moodle Platform: and they include;
Monday Morning Mathematics
Science Quiz, Management Quiz and Literary Review
Continuous Assessment Test (CAT) ; (Fridays- Primary section, Week five-secondary section)
Assignments on Google classroom
Weekend reading assignment for primary
Quantitative reasoning assignment
Spelling list for the week
Verbal reasoning assignment
Pre- reading discussions and collaborative activities outside the classroom for secondary students
Teachers will send topics home over the weekend to get discussions on- going before students enter the classroom, leaving time for other lesson activities while in school.
Discussion/collaboration tool: G Suite for Education
ICT hands-on training
The ICT skills development for learners is now an ongoing practice in the classroom as ICT lessons will be practice based.
ICT based projects from other subjects’ areas
It is our intent that Starville school pupils/students develop ICT skills that will equip them for the challenges in today’s world.
We hereby seek your support as always by providing your children with laptops as required.