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Local Schools Kids Encouraged to use GAME CONSOLES for Homeschooling

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Local schools have encouraged parents to set up learning platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Google Classrooms on Xbox and Playstation.

A great use of consoles for educational purposes, local schools have released information on how to set up the programs on your kids’ game consoles.

Xbox
1. Plug a keyboard in to the Xbox USB slot (less than £10 from Amazon)
2. Go in to my games and apps
3. Find Microsoft Edge and select
4. Type in Office 365 and log in as you would in school
5. You can then access your work and use key packages including:
· Word
· Excel
· PowerPoint
· Teams
· Your emails
6. To move around you use the Xbox controller or plug in a mouse

Playstation

1. Identify the PlayStation internet browser icon (it is WWW with dots
around it)
2. Press the PlayStation logo on the controller
3. Go to the library and find options for games and applications
4. Go in to applications and you will find the internet browser
5. Type in Office 365 and log in as you would in school
6. You can then access your work and use key packages including:
· Word
· Excel
· PowerPoint
· Teams
· Your emails

Lisa from Lytham said “This is worrying as my son is a crafty monkey – no doubt as soon as my back is turned Danny will be on Fortnite and not doing any work”

Lisa added “this is going to be a tough lockdown”

 

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