Our school year started two weeks ago! So far, I'm doing everything I can to stay afloat during this busy time. Volleyball season is in full swing, with matches at least three days a week. I also added new responsibilities this year (leadership and yearbook), so I have been learning what each of those adviser roles entail. I'll certainly be happy when my days become more routine (if that ever happens). :)
The focus in my Computer Applications classes has been Digital Citizenship. We have spent a few days discussing Internet safety, online reputations, and digital footprints. I have mostly used lesson materials from CommonSense Media, but I also had the students do an activity from Digizen. Before we finish the unit on Digital Citizenship, I plan to cover copyrights, plagiarism, and Creative Commons; online research and website evaluation; and cyberbullying.
The beginning of the year is always a little challenging in computer classes because the students don't receive computer access right away. Most of my students now have their network log-ins, so I'm anxious to move forward with computer-based assignments and projects. I set up my classes on Edmodo, and the students have joined in. We are ready to roll. I'm excited for this year and the learning possibilities that will come with it!
High School Business & Technology Teacher in Skiatook, Oklahoma.
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