Who would have thought that nearly a year later we would be back to where we were in March – staying at home and back to remote teaching. There’s no doubt that we have all managed to adapt to this new way of teaching and learning, and it looks like it is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Over the past year we’ve been working hard to make sure that the Education Platform provides maximum support for teachers and remote working by giving them the flexibility to plan, prepare and share lesson materials from home or anywhere with access to the internet.

We’ve listed the three main ways in which the Education Platform can support teachers working remotely:

1. Access to Digital Versions of Books

Leading education publishers have supplied the Education Platform with high-quality digital versions of the most popular textbooks, which users can access remotely. There are 7,000 different books currently on the Platform covering most of the national curriculum, with more being added regularly. Teachers can search for and unlock digital versions of books their school already owns without having to physically browse the school library shelves. We’ve even added a new feature so that teachers can favourite books and copies to easily locate them when needed.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just let us know and we will look at getting it added to the Platform.

2. Prepare Lesson Materials Remotely

As well as accessing books remotely, teachers can prepare their lesson material effectively by copying extracts of key texts to supplement their lesson plan and home learning packs. Using the new notes and highlight feature, teachers can also mark-up their copies to guide learning and to easily direct students to certain part of texts to focus on.

3. Continue to Deliver Lesson Materials

One of the best ways in which the Education Platform supports remote working is by giving teachers the ability to share the high-quality digital copies they make via a link which can be sent to students directly in an email, or uploaded to a VLE. This provides a seamless way for teachers to continue delivering lesson materials to their students without being present in the classroom. On top of this, teachers can now share content directly to Google Classrooms and Microsoft Teams, providing even more ways to deliver teaching material.

These are just three of the ways the Education Platform can support remote teaching and learning, with the added peace of mind that you are doing the right thing by authors and content creators and using a copyright compliant source for your teaching resources. This helps us to do our bit to ensure they receive fair payment when their work is used in schools.  

So, with the Education Platform, remote working for teachers has never been so easy! They can get on top of their lesson preparation from the comfort of their own home by finding, copying and sharing extracts from books with students and staff.

You can find out more about the Education Platform here: educationplatform.co.uk

If at any time you need support with the Education Platform please feel free to get in touch.