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Natterhub

Natterhub

Preparing children to thrive online

Product Type
Software
Location
UKInternational
Age Range
5-77-11
Environment
ClassroomHome

Natterhub is an easy-to-use, safe and gated social media style platform, designed to teach children aged 5-11 to be safe and savvy online.

With schemes of work covering lessons across the year for each year group, Natterhub provides a fun, interactive solution for all targets screen related. Using our innovative social media style platform, pupils enjoy engaging with the interactive lessons, badge assessment system and news feed.

Lessons: There are two types of Natterhub lesson: Teacher-led and Natterled. Teacher-led lessons have been created for whole-class or group teaching, with the teacher guiding

high-quality discussions on how to thrive with and learn through technology. Natterled lessons are ideal for independent learning in the classroom or at home, with pupils being guided through the lesson by an animated teacher.

All lessons are mapped to:

  • English National Curriculum (RSHE, Computing & Citizenship)
  • UKCIS ‘Education for a Connected World’ targets
  • Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
  • Other international curricula

 

News feed: An engaging way for pupils to interact and learn to develop media literacy skills.

Badges of Honour: The badge assessment system guides pupils towards digital independence. Natterhub lessons and quizzes provide pupils with badge power. Teachers can also award badge power for exemplary use of the news feed.

Activities: Easy-to-use Activities section provides Cross-Curricular activities for your pupils at the click of a button and a good way to populate the social media feed with quality content.

Fake News Quizzes: A great way to hone reading skills and understand the importance of questioning content read online. Read a short article and vote whether you think it is factual or nonsensical!

Factfile and Avatar: Pupils are taught to mindfully build their digital profile, encouraging reflection on how they present their online persona.

Data: Teachers have access to all pupil activity and have the ability to restrict, mute and monitor posts and uploads.

Security: Teachers set the Daily Timer to restrict Natterhub access and can open and close the hub to suit their classroom needs.

Natterhub is a comprehensive Online Safety and Media Literacy solution for all teachers looking to innovate their classroom. Using Microsoft Teams in your school? Natterhub is now integrated with Microsoft Teams and is available in the “Apps” section for easy assignment allocation and assessment. 

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Costs
£275 per annum

Annual Subscription price includes:

  • School yearly site license
  • Additional teacher accounts are FREE
  • Full setup and tailored support included

Band 1 – up to 80 pupils                    £275 +VAT

Band 2 – 81 to 150 pupils                   £495 +VAT

Band 3 – 151 to 300 pupils                 £695 +VAT

Band 4 – 300+ pupils / MATs              Contact us for pricing

Trial Options
14 days

Start your free trial with Natterhub’s onboarding tours to find your way around. Explore a selection of Natterhub’s interactive lessons, and begin to outline digital behavioural expectations with your pupils using our Child Agreement. Begin engaging your class with the news feed and try awarding badge power to trial the assessment system.

"Natterhub have put thought into lesson functionality, assessment, communication and curriculum alignment. As a head teacher, it is the sort of platform I recommend that schools consider implementing."
Julie Harris, Head Teacher, Oak House British School, Barcelona
"Upon seeing how Natterhub addresses online safety, we decided we couldn't afford not to have it in our school."
Debbie Kelly, Head Teacher, Beaumont Academy, Huddersfield
"Pupils can take risks in a safe environment, and learn from them. They can make mistakes without real-world digital consequences. And the visual assessment aspect just boosts their self-esteem and provides a lot of motivation."
Nick Oram-Tooley, Class Teacher, Frensham Heights, Surrey
"Natterhub could not have come at a more opportune time. It enables teachers to teach their students to be responsible, kind and safe as they venture out into the digital world."
Mohini Bahal, Class Teacher, Brookhouse School, Kenya
"It's easily structured from a teacher’s perspective and you can pick and choose lessons to fit into the Computing and PSHE Curriculum."
Jess Rowe, Class Teacher, Mere Brow CE School, Preston
QHow does Natterhub work?
ANatterhub is a website that feels more like an app. It sits in your browser and the content is stored in the cloud. It works similarly to your other social media sites but it is gated to your school environment.
QHow do I monitor what is happening on Natterhub?
ATeachers will receive notifications about pupils' comments, and can scroll through the feed and see all hub activity. We have included a Welcome lesson for KS1 and KS2 which includes the rules, expectations and behaviour required to use Natterhub. This lesson needs to be completed first to allow you access to the rest of the lessons. As your pupils add their content, we encourage you to continue to guide them through the discussions raised in the Natterhub lessons. Positive examples of when your pupils have applied their screen knowledge can be rewarded using the Badges of Honour system.
QIs there any private messaging within Natterhub?
ANone at all. Natterhub has no private messaging nor any private groups. Everything can be overseen by the teacher.
QCan the pupils manage Natterhub themselves?
ANatterhub's user interface is designed to enable pupils to navigate the platform with minimal teacher support. That said, the lessons are not intended to be carried out without teacher guidance and discussion. This can be done via online teaching. Natterhub raises many discussion points, and it is through the Natterhub lesson forum that many pupils will be able to reflect, process and understand these discussions.
QI am tech-phobic! Can I still use Natterhub?
AEvery lesson pack contains Teacher Notes and a Glossary of Terms, to ensure even the most inexperienced tech users are fully supported! We have some lovely video tutorials that you can find here: https://natterhub.com/tutorials. If you still have questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]
QHow do the lessons work?
AEach Natterhub lesson is a series of slides with a comments space at the side. This means that children always have an option to interact with the lesson material by adding comments, photos of work, and video clips. This encourages discusson among students, and also allows for different styles of teaching. We suggest that teachers use their preferred video conferencing methods to deliver the lesson during this period of remote learning to enhance the collaborative feel of lessons.
QWhat are the Badges of Honour? ×
AThe Natterhub Badges of Honour are a visual assessment and record keeping system for the pupils as they progress through the lessons. Pupils can be rewarded 'power' to their badges in three different ways: taking part in a lesson, completing a quiz for the lesson, manually earning power for using Natterhub appropriately.
QWhat assessment and record keeping will Natterhub provide for me?
AIn addition to the Natterhub Badges of Honour, all completed lessons are saved as evidence within the platform. A spreadsheet of data on all pupils - including pupil names, the number of lessons they've completed, the number of posts reported and the average time they spend on Natterhub per day - is available at any time. It can be downloaded at the click of a button from the 'My Hub' button.
QHow do the Activities work?
AThe Activities section is intended as a wide bank of ideas of how Natterhub can be used across the curriculum. Ofsted are actively seeking evidence of online safety being woven across the curriculum and this cross-curricular list of ideas, which can easily be shared to the class newsfeed, will easily enable you to demonstrate this.
QHow does Natterhub fit into the National Curriculum?
ANatterhub lessons are mapped against the new PSHE and RSE curriculum and cover all aspects of online safety wherever it is mentioned in the National Curriculum including ICT. Natterhub also fulfills Ofsted's target of seeing evidence of Online Safety throughout the curriculum. For more information about how we're aligned with the curriculum, download our Alignment Document here: https://natterhub.com/resources

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