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

Q3 proud assignment

In Q3, I had English and Social Studies. In English, I read many short stories, and the class had an assignment to teach the class with a test related to the story, rapid fire questions, a play, and a game.  My group chose the story “Uneasy Homecoming” about a woman who comes home from vacation and realizes her house is being robbed. Our assignment was on the theme of fear.  My group chose a scavenger hunt for the game and acted out a play related to the theme of fear. For the rapid fire questions, we asked questions about the short story and we asked questions about theme, conflict, and climax.

I am proud of this assignment because my group and I got 81/80 on it since we acted out the play.

This is the reading quiz that my group made:

Reading quiz

  1. When did Connie get home?               A) After lunch B) Before lunch C)Sunset  D) Sunrise  E) breakfast
  2. Who’s house had been ransacked?    A) Blairs’ B) Hamiltons’ C) Smithson’s D) Tourneys’  E) Saddlers’
  3. Charlie is Mrs. Winston’s ______? A) Brother B) Son C) Nephew D) Husband  E) Uncle
  4. What had “scorched” the rug in Connie and Tom’s room?       A) Cigarettes B) Candle C) Curling iron D) Heater  E) Lam
  5. What did Connie use to signal the people across the bay?     A) Gunshots B) Lights C) Loud Speaker  D) Fire  E) construction equipment
  6. When would Tom get home?             A) Noon B) Midnight C) Tomorrow  D) Dawn  E) Dusk
  7. What was hidden in the garage?       A) Car B) Truck  C) ATV  D)Bike  E) Motorcycle
  8. Who did Connie call?                           A) Mrs. Wattson B) Ms. Waters C) Mrs. Winston D) Ms. Walter  E) Mrs. Werr

9.What room had a broken window?

A) Living Room B) Pantry  C) kitchen  D) Bedroom  E) Entrance

10.  What was the first thing Connie did after she arrived home?     A) Turn on the refrigerator B) Open all the windows C) Bring her luggage upstairs  D) Use the bathroom  E) Run a bath

 

 

 

I really enjoyed Mr. Ipe’s English class, and Mr. Mackay’s Social Studies class.

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