COVID -19

Access to academic work for the extended shutdown.

You will receive various forms of communication from us regarding the delivery of an online program. These will include emails, WhatsApp and SMS messages, the school website and Facebook page. Most of the information will be repeated in an attempt to make it available to all as I know there is a wide disparity in access to information.

General Instructions for access work and Edmodo Tutorials

INSTRUCTIONS

Four platforms are used by teachers to provide information to learners in different grades and learning areas:

  • WhatsApp groups
    • Edmodo
    • Google drive
    • MECS website

WHATSAPP GROUPS PC/LAPTOP

  1. If you work on a computer / laptop from this guide and click on a WhatsApp group, the selected group will open in your browser.
    1. Click on “JOIN CHAT”.
    1. If you have already installed WhatsApp for computers, an additional window will appear.
    1. Click “Open WhatsApp”.
    1. Your WhatsApp for computers application will then open.
    1. Click on “JOIN GROUP”.
    1. If you have not previously installed WhatsApp for computers, click “Download” under “Do you have WhatsApp yet?”.
    1. In the next window (http://WhatsApp.com/download), on the right, is an option to install WhatsApp on your computer.
    1. Click the green link and follow the steps to install WhatsApp on your computer.
    1. Follow steps 1 to 3 again to join the WhatsApp group.
CELLPHONE
  1. If you work on your phone from this guide and click on a WhatsApp group, the selected group in your WhatsApp application will open on your phone.
  2. Click on “JOIN GROUP”.
EDMODO PC/LAPTOP
  1. Go to https://new.edmodo.com/home
  2. Sign in with your Google account, if not yet done.
  3. Or enter your First name and surname
  4. Enter the class code and click “Join”.
  5. Video tutorials https://mecschool.co.za/academic-support/
CELLPHONE
  1. Download Edmodoon a mobile phone:

Android – Play Store

iOS/Apple – App Store

  • Open the application and sign in with a Google account.
  • Or enter your First name and surname
  • Enter the class code.

GOOGLE DRIVE PC/LAPTOP

  1. If you are working on a computer / laptop from this guide and clicking on a Google Drive link, the selected documents will open in your browser.
  2. If access to the documents is regulated, click on “Request Access” and wait for an email indicating that you have access to the documents.
CELLPHONE
  1. Download Google Drive on a mobile phone:

Android – Play Store

iOS / Apple – App Store

  • Open the application and sign in with a Google Account.
  • Click the Google Drive link and follow the instructions.

Edmodo Tutorials

Learners how to create an account

Learners how to login and comment

Learners how to upload assignments part 1

Learners how to upload assignments part 2

How to connect WhatsApp to your computer

How to load work onto your google drive

How to connect to Google Drive