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 – A Reflection

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

In the both the Name Web and Human Knot activity, we had to use teamwork, communication, problem solving & critical thinking, and enthusiasm.

Teamwork involves working together with your peers and try to solve the problem as a group. I used my teamwork skills in the human knot activity by communication with the people around me and helping each other to untangle ourselves. Communication involves talking out the problem and brainstorming ideas on how to solve it. In the name web activity, I had to memorize other people’s names this made me concentrate on other people and listen to them so I can have an understanding of who they are. Problem solving and critical thinking played a big role in the human knot activity because I had to think of different ways to solve the knot and let others know how to do the same. I’m not much of a social person, nor am I enthusiastic towards big group activities, but I did I listen to others and follow their suggestions. Nonetheless, I did try my best to figure out the problems and try to solve them with the help of my peers.

 

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

The skill that I would like to work on the most would be Communication. I sometimes have a hard time trying to communicate with my fellow classmates due to me being more of an introvert than an extrovert, but lately I have been talking more with people that I am uncomfortable with, and coming out of my shell as a more talkative student. Some ways I can practice this is by chatting with more of my classmates that I don’t usually talk to, and try to befriend them if possible.

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