Polk County Public Schools is offering Google Apps (aka myPolkApps)! Google Apps Education Edition is a free set of tools designed for schools. On Google Apps you’ll have a Gmail account to use for school related communication, a calendar to help you stay organized, Google Docs to work on papers and presentations, Google Sites to create project websites or a portfolio of work, and much more!
Login here: http://www.mypolkschools.net/google
Students will use their Polk ID credentials (i.e., johnt4). Ask your teacher if you are unsure of your username or password.
Students will have email; staff will not.
A few things have to happen before you can use Google Apps. First, your teacher will give you a permission form for you and your parent/s to sign. After you return the permission form, the school will work on getting your Google Apps access set-up. So, talk with your teachers about using Google Apps!
PCSB (myPolkApps) Google Apps Welcome Site
A site with information about the Google Apps services as well as PCSB specific information such as Permission Forms and Participating schools.
Google Apps Quick Tour
Short YouTube Video about Google Apps.
Google Docs basics
The basics page lets you know what you can do with Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Includes a video.
Getting started guide
The getting started guide provides easy to understand information on how to create, edit, and share a document.
Google Apps Education Training Center
This is an online learning environment dedicated for educators and students to learn how to effectively use Google Apps in an educational context.