Welcome to the HLC Secondary Student Study Zone. Below are links to the software and systems that you use most frequently within school which are also accessible at home. Hovering over the links below will give you login instructions as well as a link to that resource.
Due to the enforced closure for the majority of children at HLC Secondary we have created the student Study Zone. Within this area we will be able to provide you with all the key links that access software resources for the duration of the closure. One of our key areas of concern is making sure that our students maintain a routine, a passion for education, opportunities for physical exercise and a focus on maintaining their well-being. As a result, the below timetables have been created for students and families to follow as an option.
Student Software & Resources
Introducing Microsoft Teams
We are now launching Teams for class assignments, and connecting with students. Teams is part of the Office 365 platform and as such is free for students to access and use.
1. While Teams works well in Google Chrome browsers, we recommend installing the App on both Laptop and mobile devices. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TEAMS
2. Logging into Teams – Open the app, or go to teams.microsoft.com and sign in using your school email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your password is the same as the one you log in with at school.
3. Teams – Your class teams can be found under the Teams area within the App.
Your teachers will communicate with you through teams and explain what assignments and work have been set. If you are not familiar with Teams click here for a TEAMS QUICK START GUIDE
Office 365 for Students
Access to FREE Office Software, your school OneDrive and Emails
1. Go to login.microsoftonline.com
2. Enter your school email address. Your email is your account username followed by‘@lct.education’. For example, John Smith’s email would be ‘email@example.com’ (remember to include a number if you have one)
3. Once you’ve entered this email, you will quickly be redirected to the school’s login page. The email you entered will still be there, you just need to fill in the password field.
4. Your password is the same as the one you log in with at school.
After login you can access and save school work in your OneDrive and you can also install a full copy of Microsoft Office on you computer by clicking Install Office at the top right of the screen on your dashboard.
Getting started with Libby
The Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks and magazines from your public library.
Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Heres how:
- Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android, iOS (Phone/iPad/iPod touch), or Windows 10 device.
- In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card. Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your postcode.
- Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title.
- Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically when you’re on Wi-Fi so you can read them when you’re offline.
From your Shelf, you can:
– Tap Open Book, Open AudioBook or Open Magazine to start reading or listening.
– Tap Manage Loan to see options like Renew and Return.
If you can’t get Libby on your device, you can try using the original OverDrive app.
For as long as schools are closed, Audible is free for students to try and make life a little easier. At stories.audible.com, you will find hundreds of books completely free. No accounts or passwords are needed. Just click, stream and listen.
Titles are curated by age group with collections for primary school children to teenagers, and offer a screen-free alternative that may be a helpful way to break up the day for families with children at home.
There are selections in English, German, French, Japanese and Italian.
As a response to school closures, the National Literacy Trust has created a comprehensive web portal for parents. Over the next days, weeks and months we will be updating this as often as we can with new and useful content for parents.
Split up by age group below, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.
You’ll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges.