Connecting Classrooms

Distance Ed Planning

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Preparing for Out of School Teaching

Prairie Spirit SD has put together a slide deck to help aid in the upcoming weeks for the Grade 5 - 12 students being out of our classrooms. These slides will give you a start for applications and procedures you can use to deliver content to your students, whether it be in a Distance Ed or Flipped Classroom model.

We understand that not all solutions will work for everyone, but we have tried to paint with broad strokes to ensure everyone has a base to start from. For any support or help, please contact Prairie Spirit IT Department, and we will assist to the best of our abilities :)

All applications will begin to be deployed to staff and students at 12:00 PM (noon) Tuesday, March 17th and will be available within 24 hours of deployment.

Supporting Students with Devices

Prairie Spirit School Division is willing to loan out our existing Chromebook devices to aid in decreasing disruption while students are out of our classrooms. Each school will be offered to make this decision at the school level, depending on access to equipment and equipment availability. For those schools willing to loan out their devices, please utilize the link below to access a spreadsheet that will allow you to track each device that is sent home with a student.

Loan Out Template

Core Applications

Content delivery, assignments delivery and marking, boosting collaboration and fostering communication.

Refer to Slide Deck above for Guidance

Video Conferencing solution with built in Chat & live streaming capabilities. Links can be created and uploaded to Google Classroom for students access.

Refer to Slide Deck above for Guidance

Recording flipped classroom lesson plans and uploading to Google Classroom

Refer to Slide Deck above for Guidance

Additional Applications & Resources

Google Chat

1:1 or Class based chat sessions for sharing information and provide support.

GoGuardian

Create classes that allow you to see students screens, communicate and provide support.

Chrome Remote Desktop

For staff using Chromebooks, the IT Department can help troubleshoot remotely and provide support.

Kami

Improve engagement and interaction in the classroom with Kami as your digital pen and paper.

Fantastic resource full of 90 second videos for using G Suite for Education

Check out these tips for working remotely using G Suite.

Keeping your students safe online at home is just as important as doing so in school.

A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus crisis.

Teacher Center

Troubleshooting at Home

Chromebooks open up a world of possibilities for learning. Explore ideas and apps to inspire budding digital citizens, scientists, and world explorers. With the right Chromebook tools, learners can achieve any goal. Discover apps and ideas that were designed with learning in mind.

Training & Resources

Dedicated educators are lifelong learners. With that in mind, Google has designed free, online training for the classroom that helps educators do what they do best, even better. Whether you're here to learn one new thing or to start the path to Google mastery, we've got you covered. The teacher center has content to meet you where you are and get you where you want to be.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HANDBOOK

Chromebook App Hub

Chromebooks open up a world of possibilities for learning. Explore ideas and apps to inspire budding digital citizens, scientists, and world explorers. With the right Chromebook tools, learners can achieve any goal. Discover apps and ideas that were designed with learning in mind.

Security Checkup

This step-by-step guide helps you choose the privacy settings that are right for you and your role within Prairie Spirit School Division. To ensure that you're account is safe at all times, it is recommended to perform this security checkup one a month to review any 3rd party applications that have access to your data.

Secure Account

The Security Checkup gives you personalized recommendations to secure your account

Begin Checkup

Transfer Data

Transfer your email and Google Drive files to another Google Account

Transfer Data

Privacy & Personalization

Choose what activity is saved to personalize your Google experience

Personalize Your Experience