Using Technology at MGC

We are a Google platform school. Google Classroom is our all-in-one place for teaching and learning.

Every course will have its own Google classroom which allows students to access learning from anywhere, on any device, and give them more flexibility and collaborative tools including docs, sheets, slides, forms, meets and more. It also:

  • Give students the ability to adjust accessibility settings so they can learn in the way that works best for them — even in multiple languages
  • Keep everyone on track with student to-do and teacher to-review pages, and due dates that automatically appear on student calendars when classwork is created
  • Upload coursework documents automatically as templates to give each student their own copy of an assignment when it is created
  • Allows teachers to give feedback /commentary as students progress with their learning

BYOD | Bring Your Own Device

All students are encouraged to take part in the MGC ‘Bring Your Own Device’ to integrate their learning both inside and outside of school and to take advantage of the information and collaborative opportunities the world wide web and access to technology provides.

The device might be a laptop, a Chromebook or a tablet – any Internet-capable device with a keyboard that can assist learning. A mobile phone is not an appropriate device to be used as a learning tool in all contexts, it may supplement another device.

Device loan

For those not in a position to purchase a device, we have chromebooks available for long term use by students. If you will need to borrow a chromebook, this can be arranged in the first couple of days at school or by contacting the Student Support Office.

Microsoft Office for free

All students enrolled at MGC are eligible to download Microsoft Office for free on their personal devices. You need your school login details and can access the download from the office 365 login site – https://login.microsoftonline.com/. Once logged in, you can install Microsoft Office on your device for free.  There is no need to purchase this software.

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Marlborough Girls’ College