Saturday School of Community Languages

Connection Diversity Excellence

Telephone02 7814 2115

Using Technology

Learning from home without technology

We understand some students do not have access to a device or internet for online learning. Contact your centre to discuss non-digital learning from home options for your child. Each centre's contact details can be found on the Contact us page.

Setting up a learning environment

Try to create a quiet and comfortable learning space. You may have a regular place for doing homework under normal circumstances, but this space may not be suitable for working in for an extended period of time.

Follow the Learning environment checklist (PDF 81KB) in setting up your learning space and also refer to the Remote learning guidelines for students and parents (PDF 186KB).

Digital citizenship

We recommend that you take the time to explore issues of digital citizenship and online safety.

It is important that during this period of remote learning that we maintain safe and responsible use of information and communication technologies.

This includes appropriate use of digital platforms, privacy and information protection, respectful communication and how to deal with online issues.

Using technology

The department already has a wide range of software and devices available and these have been specifically chosen to provide you with the support you need. Your centre will guide you through the chosen online learning platform.

Google Apps for Education

Office 365

Online Microsoft Office apps

Adobe Spark


Scanning using your phone

Recording oral tasks using your phone


Students can also access additional free Adobe software for their devices from the students' BYOD software website.

Other resources

Note-taking resources

State Library NSW resources

Apply for a free library card (sent to your house) – for all NSW residents at

Once you have a library card, you can use the following resources:

General Google Resources