CPA & Honors - Final Exam Review →
TRAILS - final assessment →
I have learned a lot of useful information about cyberbullying that I can relate to situations in life. For example, if I ever see cyberbullying taking place, I will be an upstander in some way, and try to stop it. I have witnessed cyberbullying before, but I did not get involved. In this case, if I had gotten involved, the situation would have gotten worse. The two girls who were fighting needed...
Caroline & Sandra's Popplet →
HW #17: Cyber-bullying wrap-up →
For next class please complete the following: 1. Finish your “dial it down map” using Popplet and post a link to it on your Tumblr as well as a link to the article or scenario you selected. 2. In a text post, please reflect on the following: How could you apply what you learned in class to…
Popplet - create your "Dial it Down" map →
Search for your cyber-bullying article here! →
Reacting to cyber-bullying
Have you ever encountered online cruelty? Yes, I have. How do you think someone might feel after being the target of it? They would probably feel very hurt, scared, and have a negative image of themselves.
KWL & Key Vocabulary: Cyber-bullying
Complete the K (what do you KNOW) and the W (what do you WANT to know) below based on your knowledge of cyberbullying K: I know that cyber bullying is when someone bullys someone via technology. It can be very harmful and hurtful. W: I want to learn more about how I can help to prevent cyber bullying. L: I have learned about some of the harmful effects cyberbullying has on some victims. I now...
Pixton Link →
Copyright Friendly Media - Joyce Valenza →
Info/Digi Lit!: HW #16 - Storybird/Pixton →
infodigilit: Due next class: your storybird children’s story or pixton comic. You will create either a children’s story (using Storybird) or a comic (using Pixton) using copyright, fair use or plagiarism as the topic. You may work independently or with ONE other classmate (in other words, groups will be…
Creative work: something that is made by someone and that they deserve credit for Fair Use: When you use someone else’s work without violating copyright laws, which includes a time limit Copyright: Laws that permit others from taking credit for someone else’s work Creative Commons:License that allows creators to share their work without violating copyright laws Public Domain:...
A good way to create a Digital Literacy Wikipedia article is to have all of the classes get involved. Each class could be assigned a section to work on. Then in each class we can break up into groups and work on a section from the whole class’ section. This way, everyone who takes the class is able to contribute. By watching the video and by looking at the websites, I have learned more...
Plagiarism Tutorial - test your knowledge →
Quote: Something that someone has said or written, word for word Paraphrase: Something that someone has said that is changed into other words Summarize: A brief description that explains the general idea of something Plagiarism: When you take someone else’s work and say it is your own K: You cannot take someone else’s work and say it is your own. In order to use someone...
Info/Digi Lit!: HW #15 →
infodigilit: 1. Please complete your KWL Tumblr entry from our class on plagiarism, paraphrasing, etc. 2. Brainstorm creative ways the entire freshmen class could most effectively collaborate to create a Digi Lit Wikipedia article. This may mean each class takes a section or maybe you have a better idea!…
Juliette Collins Mackenzie Syron Sandra Decas Mary Carroll Nick Andrews
Final VoiceThread →
Info/Digi Lit!: Honors HW #14 - Final VoiceThread →
infodigilit: Please add the analysis portion to your VoiceThread presentation (5-6 images with narration of each) as well as the final Works Cited slide. This is due MONDAY APRIL 23. Also, please select at least five classmates’ VoiceThreads to comment on (you may select video, audio or written text for…
Looking back on this year, I have liked learning about different technology tools, like Prezi. I honestly don’t know what else I would like to learn before the end of the year. If I could give incoming freshmen one piece of advice, it would be to pay attention when learning about MLA format, because it is used all the time. I am leaving to go on a cruise on Friday. Then I am going to...
Class Assignment: DigiLit #thebest?
infodigilit: In a text post, please answer the following questions: 1. Looking back on the year, what have you liked the best about DigiLit? 2. What other skills/projects/lessons would you appreciate before the end of the year? 3. If you could give incoming freshmen (class of 2016!) once piece of advice, what would it be? 4. What are your plans for April vacation?
Info/Digi Lit!: Honors HW #13: VoiceThread →
infodigilit: Please finish your VoiceThread and post the link to your VT presentation on Tumblr. You will need to complete this at least once FULL day before your next Digi Lit class so that you can complete the next part of the assignment. In addition to completing your own, select FIVE of your wonderful…
Honors VoiceThread Poet Project - Rubric →
Honors VoiceThread Poet Project - Assignment... →
VoiceThread - Tech Support →
Honors HW #12 - Popplet
infodigilit: Honors Classes - Due next digi lit class, please continue to research the biographical information and poem analysis of your poet. With this information and resources (text, images, etc.) complete your Popplet outline and post the link to your Tumblr. That’s it!
Info/Digi Lit!: HW #11 Honors Classes: Pick a... →
infodigilit: Next Digi Lit class we will begin talking about (and practicing) the research process. To prepare for this, your task is to find a poet (any origin/ethnicity, time period) you want to research. We will be working on the research process for several classes so make sure you are happy with your…
E. E. Cummings He was born on October 14, 1894 and he dies on September 3, 1962 His name is Edward Eslin Cummings but he is mostly reffered to as E. E. Cummings He is not only known for his poetry, but for his other works of art, such as his plays. I chose E. E. Cummings because I have seen some of his quotes on Tumblr, so I wanted to find out more about who he is and his other works of art.
Web Evaluation Prezi: Sandra & Caroline →
When information on a website is biased, the person who wrote it favors a particular side of the argument. It is important to know if a site is biased or not, so that you don’t receive false information from it. It is helpful, fun, or okay to read biased information when you are not finding facts for a project, or for something that requires factual information. This includes finding...
Fact or Opinion?
infodigilit: FACT or OPINION? Look at the sites listed below. In addition to thinking about don’t just think about what the sites cover and whether they’re accurate or not, but also what biases they might have. Complete your worksheet as you look at each site. CNN JustinBieberFan.org Act Blue NPR The Daily Show Anne Coulter’s website Latest UFO Sightings FiveThirtyEight, a New York...
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ I like the fact that the CIA World Factbook is a very reliable source and that it has great information. The only thing that I don’t like about it, is that the information is usually only relevant to projects that I do in global. The CIA World Factbook does meet the “Five Ws” criteria as a legit source. For example,...
Info/Digi Lit!: HW #10A →
infodigilit: 1) Keeping in mind the materials from today’s class (tumblr entries, video, worksheets, and discussion), please think about one website that you have used in the past for school research purposes. In a text post on your tumblr, please POST THE URL OF THE WEBSITE and answer the following…
The 5 Ws of Website Evaluation - Kathy Schrock →
KWL Web Evaluation
K: When evaluating a website, I know that to make sure it is credible, you need to check other reliable sources. Also, the appearance of the website should look professional and legitimate. W: I want to learn how to further recognize unreliable sources. L: Learning the “Five Ws” have helped me evaluate websites. I am able to recognize if a website is legit or not, by referring back...
Google-a-day is a helpful way for people to improve their searching skills. It helps you to do this in a way that is interesting. It is great that it allows you to guess the answer to the question multiple times, so that you can learn from your mistakes.
Make a Search Plan
S: Where is there a park in Sacramento, CA that is public, has a large open area, has restrooms, has a covered area, and is free or inexpensive? E: Sacramento, CA, public park, large, restrooms, covered area, free A: Putting quotations around my keywords will help my search. ”sacramento, CA” “public park” “restroom” “free” “covered...
Favorite Search Strategy
My favorite search strategy is putting quotes around important phrases or words. It is my favorite because it is a simple way to make the search very specific. It will be useful in my research because I will be able to eliminate many websites that are irrelevant to what I am looking for.
Caroline and Sandra's Prezi →
Steps for a great SEARCH:
infodigilit: SELECT research questions and search tools. EXTRACT keywords and terms. APPLY search strategies. RUN your search. CHART your search.
K: I know that to exclude a subject from your search, put a hyphen before that word and to include an entire phrase, put quotes around it. Also, I know to make the search more specific than broad. W: I would like to know how to make my searches even more efficient. This way, the number of results that appear will be limited to only ones that are useful. L:
Key Vocabulary for Strategic Web Searching (from...
infodigilit: Effective: Achieving a desired goal or result. Efficient: Doing something in a way that saves you time and energy. Strategy: A course of action designed to help you reach a specific goal or result.
Web Search Strategy
It is important to have a strategy when searching the web, to make sure that the correct and appropriate information is found. I have used a website for school purposes before and I was concerned that it was not a legitimate source. I was not familiar with the information, so I could not determine if it was reliable or not, besides from its appearance.
After taking a closer look at my Facebook profile, I didn’t find anything that needed to be changed. My school, address, and any other personal information has never been shown on my profile, so there was nothing to delete. Also, I have never posted anything that is inappropriate. I am very particular about what I post and the things that the public can see on my profile, to avoid being a...
Understanding the rules and manners to follow online is very important. It is particularly important for the future. Things that are posted online are permanently there and everyone can see them. You may think it is a good idea to post something today, but later on you will most likely regret doing so if it is embarrassing or inappropriate. Unfortunately, once you post something, it is online...
A good citizen of the digital world should behave responsibly online. They should be real, post only appropriate things, and should be kind. In order to help us to become better digital citizens, our school should show us the consequences of being a bad digital citizen. I pledge to be a responsible digital citizen by posting only appropriate things.