We believe the Starz+ VLE to be intuitive and easy to use - but there's a lot to get to grips for effective and efficient use across your class and school.
We strongly recommend that you start with:
A Vision - Without a vision staff may be confused and use of Starz+ may be chaotic and occasional. With an achievable plan staff will use the platform effectively. Take a look at our Vision and Planning document to help you work through the barriers to change which VLE adoption may have raised.
A Roll-out Plan - There are a variety of ways that schools have rolled out Starz+ within their school. The most successful have been phased approches with:
- Teachers supporting each other in using the tools and functions before rolling out to pupils.
- One teacher and their class taking the lead, getting to grips with what the VLE offers and then cascading this knowledge either up or down through the school.
- The adoption of Starz+ ambassadors - A teacher who leads staff, with selected pupils supporting peers in their adoption of the platform.
AUPs - Setting the guidelines for use, with a Starz+ specific AUP, from the outset has reduced inappropriate activity for a number of schools.