Today [25th February] Manchester’s top tech company, Sync, has launched HomeSchool – a series of free ‘tech support’ sessions aimed at helping the nation’s panicked parents, now cramming learning modules ahead of return to school.
Google data compiled by Sync reported a 110% increase in searches for ‘tutor’ in the 24 hours following the UK government’s announcement that schools will return in March, which suggests that parents are doubting their own ‘teaching’ abilities and are in need of some help.
HomeSchoollaunches toady 25 February via Zoom to help stressed parents supercharge their home schooling over the next two weeks. Each session will last up to 30 minutes and will provide tech support for home-schooling, including simple fun and educational activities that will help kids get ready for a return to the classroom.
Whether you are an IT Wizz or a complete beginner, the series will teach parents how to better use digital aids, such as iPads, how to master online searches and make home schooling sessions more fun and productive for all.
But parents need to be quick as places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, sign-ups for the courses can be accessed here.
HomeSchool is split into three age categories, covering primary, junior and secondary school learning for parents with children aged 5-8, 9-12 and 13-15 years old.
The sessions will also feature a virtual noticeboard for parents to post about their tech issues and offer advice to other parents on the course via Padlet.
“Over lockdown, we’ve helped thousands of schools and businesses adapt to the new flexible and home working conditions. Now our aim is to make life easier for the thousands of parents who are juggling both their day jobs and homeschooling.
We hope that with the right tech solutions, and training from some of the best educators in the business, parents will be able to make the most of their homeschooling experience”
(Chris Costello, Sync Commercial Director)