Learning about Google Apps? These YouTube tutorials may help

The links below are videos created for Palliser staff.

Accessing your Google Apps for Education account, including e-mail

Using Google Email (Gmail)

How to set up your Palliser Gmail account to show your mail as coming from "@pallisersd.ab.ca"

How to use Google Forms

What is Google Drive and how to share documents

Turning off email notifications connected to Google Groups

How to Create a Google Group?

and here's a video from Google:

"Why Google Apps for Education?"

YouTube Tutorials Associated with Palliser's Collaborative Community

Teachers and school administrators will need to join Google+ as part of their collaborative community. Once you've activated this service, you can control all of your privacy settings. The Community protects staff privacy with it's "Invitation Only" settings. 

Click on this hyperlink to watch a tutorial video on how to access Google+ for the first time. 

NOTE: In order to get the "+You" link to show, click on any other App along the black menu bar (IE. Search, Images, Mail).

This video shows you how to search for the Collaborative Community in Google+. As it is private, you will ask to join the first time, then have your access initiated.

Whether you have organized your group and are ready to post ir or wish to browse other groups to join, this video shows you how to create or join a collaborative group.

Technology Services in Palliser

Technology tools are integrated in our classrooms to help maximize learning opportunities and to add to highly engaging teaching and learning activities. We maintain a ratio of at least one computer/device for every four students, but with the infusion of notebook computers and tablets, many different tools and approaches can be found in classrooms across the division. 

Palliser observes a growing adoption of Google Apps for Education (GAFE) across all grade levels. Students are provided with email addresses that end with an "@prs26.ca" domain, and this gives them access to a great variety of learning tools that are available anywhere, anytime thanks to web-based technology. Our GAFE domain also provides an amazing online community for our staff and students to connect and collaborate, within a secure environment aligned with our administrative procedures.

Technical supports are school-based, on the first level, through a site-based technology manager or IT staff. The support model includes a weekly allocation of computer technician time and systems/network infrastructure is managed at the division level.

Teachers are able to access expertise and support integrating technology tools into their professional practice through our Educational Technology Lead Teacher.

Information management related to student information and data submissions to Alberta Education are supported through our Student Information Systems Clerk.

For information about privacy and the use of Google Apps for Education, please visit our Privacy page.