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

Solution Fluency

Part 1: Define/Discover 

  1. I don’t like how…
  • I have a very rigid schedule for homework and school 
  • My computer sometimes randomly shuts itself down 
  • My Wi-Fi goes out at random 
  • Not having enough different shirt, pants, etc for one school week 
  • Not having any source of income 
  • Eating dinner very late 
  • Could I make a new schedule for homework and school to switch it up? Could I find new time during the school day to do some homework? 
  • What could be making it shut down? Is the power switch pressing against my desk? Is it a software issue, maybe with Windows? 
  • Is it my router, or is it my devices? Would this be happening with a different provider? Is it only certain devices of mine? 
  • Could I save up enough money to go out and buy some new sets of clothes? Is there a better way of recycling my clothes throughout the week so I can reuse more? 
  • Could I ask for allowance for the chores I do daily? Could I/should I apply for a job? Am I too young for a real part-time job? Am I too busy? 
  • Could I just ask my parents to start eating much earlier? Could I eat my own dinner every night? Alternate between my own dinner and my parents’ dinner? 

Part 2: Dream/Design 

  1. The best outcomes are…
  • Finding a more efficient way of doing work to save time 
  • Finding out why it happens and preventing it somehow, maybe by buying new parts, maybe doing something to my software 
  • Figuring out if I can do anything to my devices to prevent it somehow 
  • Saving enough money to buy more nice clothes for myself one day 
  • Asking for an allowance and working more/harder for my chores 
  • Asking to start dinner just a half hour earlier so I can digest by the time I sleep 

Part 3: Deliver/Debrief 

  1. Ideally, in a hypothetical scenario, I would do my homework at lunch and if I finish any in-class assignments early, then get home around 4 with little to no homework. I would walk in the door, sit down at my desk, and do 30 minutes of work, then have the rest of my day to relax. Whenever I decide to play on my computer, I get on with some new parts in there that will make my computer run faster, smoother, and not shut itself down and/or lose connection just when it gets fun. I sit down, play with some friends for an hour or 2, do some exercise until a 6:30 or 7:00 dinner time, so I have time to relax and digest afterwards. The next day, I wake up and put on one of my new sets of clothes that I just bought and start walking the dogs in the morning, cutting the grass in the yard and cleaning the house to the best of my abilities for a little bit of allowance every week.
  2. For me, this scenario all felt very possible and easy to manage. It would require a lot of dedication sometimes, but it would help me sort out my day, make some money, and really everything I need within the span of one day. I think if I did all of these exactly how I described them in the scenario, this would be very successful for me. 
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