Prairie Spirit Support
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Deployment Model & Curriculum Support
Blended Learning & Teaching Remotely
A broadcast or broadcasting – The live streaming of a teaching session to remote learners only for purposes of synchronous teaching that is not recorded for later use.
recording – The recording of a teaching session for purposes of asynchronous teaching.
teaching remotely - the teacher is teaching to students who are not at the same location as the teacher.
teaching asynchronously or asynchronous teaching - the teacher is teaching to students in the classroom with them but students can access the teaching session at another time remotely. This may involve teachers uploading videos of them teaching or sharing teaching materials but does not always involve teachers teaching live.
teaching synchronously or synchronous teaching - the teacher is teaching to students in the classroom with them and to students who are elsewhere ‘live’ and at the same time.
Recording Google Meet
Recording Google Meet will be active for all Prairie Spirit School Division Teachers as of November 12, 2020. Please review the following 2 links to better understand how, when and why a class should be recorded.
Updated: November 2020
Remote Teaching Best Practices
Consistency is key when in remote learning for all parties involved; Guardians, Students & Teachers. This guide focuses on keeping it simple when setting yourself up for remote teaching and gives a quick overview of the latest Google Meet features to help keep your online classes engaging and interactive.
Updated: May 2021
Teaching to Multiple Classrooms & Remotely
In Classroom Only - Able to use technology as normally planned with all students in your classroom.
Remote - All students receiving class via Remote Learning as done in the Spring of 2020
Hybrid - You have students in multiple classrooms and possibly some at home.
Updated: May 2021
Troubleshooting Google Meet
There are a couple of factors that can lead to Google Meet running poorly and cause blurry or frozen video as well as camera and microphone issues. This guide will help you eliminate some of those issues either before or during a remote class.
2020-21 School Year Technical Overview
Keeping an eye on things to come allows us to continue to be prepared and aware of changes and features as they arise.
This presentation goes over what Prairie Spirit SD focused on over the summer to help add engaging and flexible solutions to better support in class and remote learning scenarios. We also review some divisional initiatives, provincial guidelines and throw around a whole basket of technical goodness that should appeal to anyone in K-12.
Updated: October 2020
PaperCut - Print & Copy
A new fleet of multi-function devices (printer-scanner-photocopier), or MFDs, from Konica Minolta have rolled out in March-April 2021. They still use PaperCut to manage printing, meaning that you don't have to change anything on your computer, but thinks might look different when you come to the main screen. See this slide deck for an introduction to these MFDs.
Updated: March 2021