5 Ways to use Evidence Me at Home

June 8, 2020

With schools across the country and the globe adjusting to remote learning, it is great to hear from schools on ways that they are using 2Simple tools to facilitate this.

Many thanks to Simon McLoughlin, Early Years Lead, from Lanchester EP Primary School for sharing with us how they are using Evidence Me to support EYFS children and sharing his top reasons as to why they are finding it so beneficial.

These are unprecedented times and it goes without saying that schools are trying their very best to keep some form of normality for children. For school staff that work with the youngest children in EYFS, distance-learning can present its own set of challenges. For example, it’s very difficult to set up a properly resourced water table through online learning and sending home paper-based packs of work doesn’t quite fit with the hands-on, exploratory, child-led approach that many schools use in the EYFS. Having said that, the Early Years sector has risen to the challenge and there are countless examples online of amazing Early Years practice happening at a distance. This pandemic may have closed our schools for now, but it won’t stop us from learning!

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It’s really easy to keep in touch

Before schools closed, most of the parents in our Early Years unit were already connected to Evidence Me. They have access through their web browsers or through the Evidence Me app and can see all the observations that school has shared with them since September.

By using Evidence Me, we’re able to create observations and set challenges for the children. When we publish these, the parents get a notification and can log on with their children to see what challenges await them. The really great thing about Evidence Me is that we can send videos, pictures and text, and they’re all stored in the app. Each morning at around 9am, each group of children receives a video message from their key worker. This has been a lovely way to keep in touch and for the children to maintain some form of contact with their main adult in school.

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