Alternative Ways to Access Remote Learning

We use Google Meet for remote learning and Google Classroom. Normally, this is accessed via a PC, laptop, tablet or iPad. Google Meet and Classroom however are web browser based. Given that most games consoles have web browsers, you can access Google Meet or Classroom on PS4, PS5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch amongst others. In addition, most smart TV’s, Amazon Firestick etc. have a compatible browser built in. You don’t need a keyboard or a mouse, just a controller.

Xbox

  • Go into my Games and apps.
  • Find Microsoft Edge and select.
  • Type in: https://accounts.google.com
  • Sign in with your Newbridge email address and password.
  • Remember to use the email format e.g. 19jbloggs@newbridgesch.uk
  • You can then access your work through Google Drive (Docs, Slides, Sheets) and Google Classroom.
  • To move around the screen, plug in a controller or use a keyboard or mouse for added ease of use.
  • If you haven’t got a keyboard, it’s fine to just view the work set and then complete it on paper.
  • You could email your teacher a photo of the work you’ve completed on paper by taking a photo.
 

PlayStation

  • Identify the PlayStation Internet browser icon. (It’s the one with WWW and the dots around). 
  • Press the PS4 logo on the controller.
  • Go to the library and find options for games and applications and you will find the Internet browser. 
  • Type in: https://accounts.google.com
  • Sign in with your Newbridge email address and password.
  • Remember to use the email format e.g. 19jbloggs@newbridgesch.uk
  • You can then access your work through Google Drive (Docs, Slides, Sheets) and Google Classroom.
  • To move around the screen, plug in a controller or use a keyboard or mouse for added ease of use.
  • If you haven’t got a keyboard, it’s fine to just view the work set and then complete it on paper.
  • You could email your teacher a photo of the work you’ve completed on paper by taking a photo.

Firestick and Smart TV

  • Identify the Internet browser icon (it is normally either Internet Explorer,  a large E, or Google Chrome).
  • Go to the library and find options for applications and you will find the Internet browser.
  • Type in: https://accounts.google.com
  • Sign in with your Newbridge email address and password.
  • Remember to use the email format e.g. 19jbloggs@newbridgesch.uk
  • You can then access your work through Google Drive (Docs, Slides, Sheets) and Google Classroom.
  • To move around the screen, plug in a controller or use a keyboard or mouse for added ease of use.
  • If you haven’t got a keyboard, it’s fine to just view the work set and then complete it on paper.
  • You could email your teacher a photo of the work you’ve completed on paper by taking a photo.