Your Charles Best Digital Portfolio

 

Welcome to your Digital Portfolio at Dr. Charles Best. We provide a unique and innovative digital culture for all students to learn in. We are a 1:1 school which means each and every student and staff member uses a device to enhance teaching and learning, and most importantly, help prepare our students with tools and skills to be successful in the future. In order to ensure the success of the 1:1 program we have put in place a variety of support systems.

If you ever need assistance with technology please visit the Digital Literacy Room beside room 202. 

Edublogs

Our school uses Edublogs to document and showcase your learning and experiences at Dr. Charles Best.  You will use your blog to post work and assignments for classes, to post about your learning and experiences in your portfolio, and write reflections based on the Core Competencies.

Login to your blog here:  mycharlesbest.sd43.bc.ca 

Get Edublog support here: Edublogs User Guides

Office 365

All of our staff and students have FREE access to O365 tools. Our school uses these tools as one of our foundational platforms.

Login to O365 here: login.microsoftonline.com

Coquitlam Open Learning – Applications of Digital Literacy 10

At Dr. Charles Best, Grade 9 students will earn four credits for their work in developing digital literacy skills in the course, Applications of Digital Literacy 10. In their classes, students will be required to demonstrate the ability to efficiently and effectively navigate digital technologies while behaving ethically, responsibly and protecting personal security and privacy.

 

Digital Footprint

A digital footprint is the collection of all the traces you leave in electronic environments as you use or move through them. Some is content you actively volunteer—like your Facebook profile. Other material is passive—the cookies a site stores in your browser, the content your district collects about your use of their equipment, etc. All this data can be aggregated to build a profile of you and your behavior.

(Courtesy of http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/04/a-great-guide-on-teaching-students.html)

Tips for Creating a Positive Digital Footprint

  • Always THINK
  • Never post anything that you might find embarrassing later.
  • Be careful with the pictures you post on your public profiles. Remember others will see them and judge you based on their content.
  • Change the privacy settings on your social networking sites so that only your Friends can see your information
  • Do not disclose your personal address, phone number, passwords. Bank card numbers…etc even in private messages. There is always the possibility of somebody hacking into your account and finding them.
  • Do not post things to bully, hurt, blackmail, insult, or afflict any kind of harm on others
  • Always keep in mind that once information has been posted online, it can be almost impossible to remove because of archiving and file sharing. Even though you deactivate your accounts, the information may still be retrieved by others.

Recent Posts

My Employability Skills-Reflection

  1. Review the employability skills listed, describe the skills you currently have and how you used them in the activities.

Skills I have currently are teamwork communication, work ethic, problem solving, time management, enthusiasm, and flexibility. For both activities, I needed to communicate with others so that I was able to repeat what others had said for their self introduction in the first activity, and to solve the ‘knot’ together as a class in the second activity which also required problem solving and teamwork. Flexibility was also needed in these two activities. I had to be not only physically flexible, but also mentally, especially in the ‘human knot’ activity. Having a positive attitude was very important as well because a positive attitude helped everyone to cope more easily with problems.

  1. Describe the skills you would like to work on and what you can do to improve or practice them so that you are employable in the future.

Skills that I would like to work on are communication and the ability to accept criticism. I need to have strong communication skills in order to share my thoughts, to express wants and needs. By engaging and being more active in class discussions or any group activities is going to help improving my communication skills. Being able to take criticism is important because learning from a constructive criticism is going to help improve my working skills with a reduced probability of errors and increased efficiency. Next time when I received criticism, I should stop my first reaction, try to take the criticism in a positive way, and learn from the criticism.

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