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My Classmate Teacher Guide

My Classmate Teacher Guide

HERE IS A ONE-STOP GUIDE FOR TEACHERS ON SETTING YOUR SCHOOL UP FOR THIS AMAZING RESOURCE


HOW TO SET THINGS UP AND GIVE MY CHILDREN ACCESS?

All your children get access through their parents - and this is how it works:

  1. We send you unique login instructions to your primary email

  2. You create your account - Once you’re in, you can use it right away on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. And if you have registered for the online YV Foundation Teacher workshops - these will be accessible to you within the platform as well!

  3. To invite parents, you then go to the left-hand menu

  4. Click on “invite parents”

  5. There you can either:
    1. Copy a link and paste it into a parent email for a group of parents

    2. Invite parents individually

  6. Then the parents simply click the link you have sent them and create their own account

  7. From their own account, they can then create a code for their children to use to access the platform

  8. And don’t worry - if a child forgets or loses their access code you will be able to see it and easily retrieve it for them from this list should you need to.


WHY IS THIS BETTER?

Not only is it safer but it has all sorts of benefits:

  • You can pass responsibility to your parents for giving their children access

  • Your children and parents are automatically linked to your school and you can see them in the “my students” section of your menu

  • It gives you an overview of who is using the music room

  • Parents can be more engaged with their children’s music practice at home.

  • All your parent's accounts are linked to the right school

  • In the future we aim to use this unique link to your school to make the ticket and t-shirt process easier, meaning you won’t have to collect money and place bulk orders, all you do is send the parents the link to the shop and all your orders are collated (see “WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE FUTURE?” below)

BUT RIGHT NOW... you can get straight in there and access all the Young Voices songs and dance moves for our concerts in 2022.


WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE FUTURE?

This is step one in the development of our new approach to the YV experience. We have big plans for it over the coming months and we are working on:

  • Increased functionality with some pretty exciting and unique learning software (you’re gonna be blown away!)

  • Ability for your parents to buy direct and pay directly (you no longer need to collect money but we can still link them to your school and do your bulk orders for you!)

  • Ability to monitor student progress and set suitable learning targets

  • Give more definite choir sizes based on children signed up to the platform (maybe even automate this)

  • Communicate YV information direct to your parents through My Classmate

  • Digital permission slip options - to be developed so you can see who is on board with YV this year!

  • And MUCH more...


PLEASE NOTE:

My Classmate is still in development, in time, and once we have more and more functionality on the platform (like admin etc) we will be adding the ability to allow the teacher in charge of Young Voices to manage the support staff involved during the year.

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