Showbie is the software that the school are using to teach pupils when they are not in school due to isolation or class/school closures. Showbie can be used on any device with a web browser (Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer etc.) and also has an app to use it on iPad or iPhone.
Link to sign in to Showbie on a web browser: https://my.showbie.com/signin
Link to download the Showbie App for iPad/iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/showbie/id548898085
There are a number of tutorial videos created by Showbie to help parents and children to learn how to use this piece of software.
Full playlist for all videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUo7MCexQeuGzuehvKK_VJQFfthszLmSv
Below is a list to help with different parts of Showbie.
Signing In (with children's username and password): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf98kfdL1n0
Find Your Way Around: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smYYTQqWZ6k
Teachers may leave voice notes in a lesson to help pupils and the pupils may leave these to ask questions to the teacher. Below is a video to help understand voice notes.
Using and Leaving Voice Notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv-e7UWKsyU
The teachers will set learning tasks for the children to complete which will involve the children writing on documents that the teachers have uploaded. Below is a video to help understand the different annotation tools.
Using Annotation Tools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmCa_Fo9HX8
Sometimes the teachers may ask the children to do their work on a blank page. Below are instructions for how to add a new page.
Adding a New Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmTp_BF4AUE
Renaming a File: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1DKFFJm8TY
There are extra features that can be used on the iPad or iPhone app that can not be used on the web browser version. One of these features is uploading photos and videos.Below are the instructions for this.
Uploading a Photo or Video (iOS): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46Gppg1rAGU
Hopefully these videos have helped you and your child to use Showbie. If you have any more questions, please contact the school office who will be able to listen to your query and get someone to help you further.