You’ve created your hub, you’ve added all your pupils, you’ve been through the welcome lesson and everyone’s signed the Child Agreement. Congratulations - you’re ready to start using Natterhub! But how do you want to use it?
If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve put together some top Nattertips to help you get the most out of Natterhub for your class!
1. Use Our Lessons!
We have over 200 interactive lessons aligned to all aspects of the new compulsory 2020 RSE curriculum, with more on the way. They include stories, polls and thoughtful questions to get your children thinking about the ways they use the internet, and each session ends with a minute of Nattercalm to promote good mental health. All you have to do is click, and teach!
2. Try One Of The Activities
If you’re looking for a way to incorporate Natterhub into other parts of the curriculum, our Activities section includes all kinds of suggestions that you can post directly into the feed. You can encourage your class to post pictures of food they’ve made for DT; set up an obstacle course for PE; even demonstrate how they solve a maths problem!
3. Give Your Pupils Something to React To
Social media is a great place to start a debate. Post something topical like a video from Newsround or a headline from the newspaper and ask your pupils to discuss it. Make a controversial statement like “Summer holidays should be banned!” and get them to come up with a counter-argument.
4. Recognise Your Pupils’ Achievements
Children thrive on encouragement, and Natterhub includes loads of ways for you to recognise their hard work. All users can clap posts or comments that they enjoy, and teachers have the opportunity to boost a pupil’s post for extra badge power. For that extra special touch, why not create a post with a unique frame and tag a child who deserves extra recognition?
5. Start A Research Task
Natterhub is all about getting pupils to feel comfortable using the internet in a safe manner, so why not teach them to use their research skills? Post a task on the news feed, and help your class to use safe search engines in order to find the information they need. They could even turn what they find into a short presentation, which can be recorded and posted on Natterhub for all to see!