Getting Started

Use our selection of resources to introduce the service to teachers, students, parents and governors right across your school community. Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter too!

Whether you have a whole hour to get stuck intoThe Day Explorer, or you’re just looking for a quick fix at the end of a busy day, our resources can help you. There really is no limit to the different ways it can be used — why not get in touch and let us know what you come up with? You can tweet @thedayexplorer, or email enquiries@theday.co.uk.

How the content works

In addition to the video above you can also watch our step-by-step explanations to the articles, week's agenda, and briefings published each week.

Next steps

Once you’ve joined The Day Explorer, here are a few ways to help spread the word and make sure you get the most out of your subscription...

  • Sign up to our Daily Headlines email to get all the latest stories each school day. Encourage other teachers and parents to sign up so that no one misses out.
  • Set your school computers up with automatic access so that there is no need to remember passwords. Ask your IT department if they can provide us with an IP address that is unique to your school. If that is not possible we can send you a link for your VLE/Intranet that will automatically log users in.
  • Email the teachers, students and parents in your school community to introduce them to the service and share your whole school login details. This will ensure that everyone can access the site in school or at home.
  • Remember that The Day Explorer writes articles that are relevant to the whole curriculum, from English to Politics to Science. Get in touch with other Heads of Departments to help champion the resource. If they agree, please provide us with their contact details so we can provide whole school support. Check your school’s usage reports to find out which departments are already using The Day Explorer regularly.
  • You can also set up an RSS feed of The Day Explorer on your VLE or Intranet. The stories will then automatically update daily.
  • Follow us on Twitter at @thedaytweets and @thedayexplorer.
  • Download and print posters with tips on using The Day Explorer in classrooms here. You will also find our logos for use on your VLE or elsewhere.
  • Remember, if you need any help our support staff is always on hand to answer questions. Just email support@theday.co.uk or call +44 (0)207 300 7316.

Download and print this checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything!