Online lessons over lapping -Aghh!
LynetteScavo · 21/01/2021 08:44
I'm not sure if this is more of a mental health issue to ask if I've lost the plot....
For context DD is severely dyslexic, in Y11 and has struggled learning at home as everything has been text, rather than being spoken by the teacher. For the first time she's had a few live lessons this week. There have been teething problems I won't go into, but through no fault of our own DD didn't have access to some lessons which upset her a bit (friends were texting her asking why she wasn't in the lesson and as she was home alone so couldn't reassure her)
Anyway, yesterday she was altered by friends asking where she was and telling her that she should be in a lesson which wasn't in her Teams calendar. She managed to get access to the lesson but because of the time of the lesson another lesson which was in her calendar started before the first lesson ended. DD opened up the next lesson on another device and texted me asking what to as surprisingly she couldn't focus on both lessons at once. She's the type of girl who desperately wants her teachers to think she's doing the right thing.
I told her to put in the chat of the first lesson to say the second lesson had started, and to ask if she could please leave, which she did.
Incase you're confused the first lesson wasn't at exactly the same time as her school timetable, but the second one was. There will be the same issue with these lessons in two weeks time as she has a two week timetable.
As an adult I was totally able to calmly decide what to do and instruct DD, but DD was in a panic. DD will have totally forgotten about it and moved on today, but I'm really cross and am now dreading it happening again. I'm not sure if I have blown this up all out of proportion in my head, as I'm still cross and have a feeling of dread about her logging in today. I'm not sure whether lockdown has got to me or other people would feel the same.
SE13Mummy · 21/01/2021 13:06
Would your DD be up for contacting her form tutor and letting them know about the clash? Or could you do it on her behalf?
We had this when DD1's teachers started live lessons during Y10 last year as a number seemed to set lessons at fairly random times whilst getting to grips with the tech. Once the students had messaged on SMHW to let the teachers know, things were sorted so all teachers stick to the regular timetable. They're Y11 now and it's been much smoother as a result.
LynetteScavo · 21/01/2021 13:26
I will email the teacher and let her know. I have sent so, so many emails this week to teachers, form tutor and HofY just trying to get them to understand they don't have her correct school email address, and DD has emailed too. All but two teachers have now responded and updated her email. I don't want to be a mega whingy parent, but I do want DD to be able to access all online lessons offered.
handmademitlove · 21/01/2021 14:06
Chase school if you need to - HoY if tutor is not sorting it. And CC everyone so they are all getting everything! There are many little issues which fall through the gap at the moment so don't feel bad about chasing it. Also, speak to school about using software to read for your DD - there is software available that can read out pdfs etc. Contact the Sendco and ask them what options they have available. If you get no joy, have a look at the windows accessibility options - there are things that will help her. She should have these available to her anyway if she is struggling, in school or out.
LynetteScavo · 21/01/2021 14:24
I didn't even know there were things that could read out pdfs - thank you! I'll certainly look into it. The SENCO will be useless - I managed to get a Teams meeting with her last lockdown and it was just a session of me whinging that DD had never had any support, and the only outcome was that she'd ask teachers to send through only the key parts of the lesson that DD really needed to know. That didn't happen, but I appreciate it was just more work for teachers so didn't say anything.
handmademitlove · 21/01/2021 14:57
Has she been assessed for extra time in exams? This is something the Sendco should have organised if they know she is dyslexic. Definitely go back to them and check! she can also use a laptop if it is her usual method of working so get them to sort that out if it would help her. My DD uses a laptop that has a reader - push them on this, if you need to escalate it to deputy head / head. the deadline for exam arrangements is in february usually so they need to get on it.
handmademitlove · 21/01/2021 15:04
This may help as well.
LynetteScavo · 21/01/2021 22:03
Thank you - I've messaged the teacher who was lovely and will be speaking to the other teacher to coordinate timetables ￼
@handmademitlove Thank you for that link- I'll have a read and have shared it with DH.
DDHas been assessed for extra time, but I'm not sure it's been applied for, so will chase that, although I'm not sure how it will be applied with the cancellation of full exams.
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