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Access Google Classroom with your phone, your Xbox or your Playstation! Whitewoods Primary Academy TRUST.

Now that many of our schools have closed and we have converted to distance learning, you might be wondering how you or your students can access Google Classroom; especially in one computer households or for students without devices. Well, accessing Classroom can be easier than you think.

Google Classroom App

One of the easiest ways to access Google Classroom without a computer is by using the Classroom App on a phone or a tablet. Click here for the app on the App Store and here for Google Play Once the app has been downloaded to a phone or tablet, students login with their school accounts and will find an interface that feels very similar to the one they find at school.

Xbox and Playstation

Google Classroom can also be opened on Xbox and Playstation. There isn’t an app that the students can add to their consoles. Instead, they are going to have to use the built-in browsers that come on the two devices. On Xbox, it is Microsoft Edge. On Playstation, it is the “www” browser. Your child will probably know how to find the browsers on their consoles, but if not, each one has a search function they can access on the home screen.

Once the browser has been opened:

Type in classroom.google.com in the URL bar.

A prompt for a Google account will appear.

Type in your school email and password – it doesn’t end in google.com and that is ok!

The Classroom home screen will open up.

If you have a keyboard you can plug in, you will have a much easier time of navigation. Otherwise, they will have to use their controllers to click on the classroom tiles, open up assignments and type. School may have a few spare keyboards that we can loan our families so please do contact us if you want to explore this option.

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Created with images by tianya1223 - "game controller gamepad technology" • geralt - "finger touch hand" • tdraehne - "sony playstation ps4"