Support

Schoolshape is a fully featured online language laboratory.

The lab is suitable for the teaching and learning of most languages. It combines the latest technology and educational theory, allowing teachers to make the best use of time available in class. It is designed to encourage and monitor progress through daily individual or collaborative practice of all four language skills. There is no special software to download. Teachers and students can work securely in their school lab from any location with internet access.  

Please click the links below to download one or more of our support videos:

First step (if you have not previously used Schoolshape in your school)  
How to assign a simple speaking task, and how a student can respond
Create a speaking resource by recording an audio stimulus
Cloze tests: creating gap-fill and drag and drop exercises
Adding an image for students to talk about
How the teacher can give permission to the student to share work and collaborate

How to assign a writing task 
Scaffolded writing and assessment

Staff Administration
Accessing the resources library
Cooking up really useful resources
Teacher and student roles with a single login
Viewing the lab from a student perspective
P
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Pairing via email
Practice makes perfect - The benefits of regular speaking practice
How to do language practice
How to download audio files

Student video broadcasting
Adding a new student to an existing group

Making Video Resources for Students

Why video is a useful stimulus in Schoolshape worksheets
Overview showing how to make video resources for Schoolshape worksheets
How to make a video resource for vocabulary building (eg for basic level students)
How to make listening material for language students

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.  If you would like to arrange for INSET training or a webinar for your school, see our training page for more information.