What is pvLearners?
pvLearners.net is an internet domain
registered under PV Schools that enables all employees and students
to have Google accounts for e-mail, calendars, shared
docs / spreadsheets / presentations, gadgets, blogs, wikis,
groups, RSS feeds and Web pages. These accounts are
full, internet, resource and tool enabled. Students and
teachers have the capability to collaborate and share
information via the Internet.
How it Benefits Learning and Teaching
pvLearners helps to prepare students for their future
by practicing and exploring useful, appropriate and
educational aspects of the Internet. By utilizing the
tools available in pvLearners, teachers can incorporate
technology standards into their teaching practice. Use
of these tools help support current university, workplace
and educational “best” practices in which the
the main source of communication and collaboration.
What are the risks?
Because these accounts are Internet-based
resources, it is important for adults to monitor and enforce
appropriate behaviors. Concepts such as identity theft,
scams, spam, cyberpals, cyber bullying, ethics, disclosing
personal information, digital stranger danger and advertising,
are important 21st Century behaviors that must be
discussed, understood and practiced by all users. By
providing experiences at school and partnering with
parent support, it is our hope that students will become
robust and intelligent users of this unique work space.
What are students saying about pvLearners?
The students who
already have their pvLearners accounts activated have identified
many ways that their lives are easier. As long as a student
can access the Internet, they can create documents and presentations.
Using their account virtually eliminates the need for
compatible software or jump drives as everyone creates
and stores their work within the account. Students can
work on team projects through on-line collaboration
and don’t need to meet to work on assignments. An
additional benefit is the provision of a pvLearners.net e-mail
address. Students can send out e-mails to teachers, prospective
employers and universities using a professional e-mail address.
What are teachers saying about pvLearners?
The teachers who are using the accounts, find e-mailing
homework and assignments to be an efficient way to
post hand-outs and clarify instruction. By incorporating
technology into their lessons, there is an increased
engagement from the learner.
What if I don’t have
computer / Internet access at home?
The media center has computers
available for student use before school, after school and
during lunch. Th e-tools available within the account put
all classmates on an equal playing field with regards to
presentation and document software.
How can my student get an account?
Many teachers are registering their students in class. To
register, all students must know their username and
their external password, which is available from the school, or parents can find the student's usernamd and password in the parents' portal of Infinite Campus.
Please contact your school for more information.