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. 


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.

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Get Edublog support here: CampusPress 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.

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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.

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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

Amy’s Math Equation Generator (MicroBit)

So… it’s basically a device that generates equations

While I used subtraction in my example, it can also generate addition equations with the right code (The only reason I didn’t write that, or the multiplication and division codes was because it would take forever to draw all the numbers and scenarios… but if someone wanted them I might :)).


Here is an example on how the device is to be used, instructions, view from different angles, and the mechanics at work inside.

What is the overall topic and goal of your project?

I’ve read and seen quite a few articles and videos of children living in environments where they can’t get the education I have. Therefore, I decided to create a gadget that allows young kids to practice their math skills, that could function without internet, was durable, and takes up very little space.

What tool did you use and what did you learn about it?

I chose MicroBit because I am interested in artificial intelligence and coding, and it seemed like the most AI option. While I did do a bit of MicroBit Coding in Grade 7, it never went past the game tutorials. It was a fun challenge for me to create something new (it’s new as far as I know, which, admittedly, isn’t very far, so…) and I really enjoyed the process.

How has the process of utilizing this tool impacted your understanding of how technology can change (or help) the world?

Making the Equation Generator really made me realize that there isn’t much that I can do now that hasn’t already been done, and that what I made is very basic. The equation generator is a lot more limited and expensive than most websites that offer help with math. Still, devices like mine can replace humans in some places, giving humans the time needed to create even more complex and versatile devices. Regardless of what the future holds, I know that AI is going to play a large part in it.

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