Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Introducing Google Classroom

For Ms. Kline's Technology program this year, we will be using Google Classroom to communicate, learn, and share ideas during our class.

Follow these steps to begin using Ms. Kline's Google Classroom:
  1. Click the Apps launcher on the lower left of the desktop
  2. Select the Classroom app from the Apps list 
    1. If you don't have the app, search for it in the Chrome web store
  3. Pin the Classroom app to your shelf at the bottom of the desktop
  4. Click on the Classroom app to start the app
  5. For the first time, you must click, "I'm a student"
  6. Click the + on the upper right to add a class
  7. Enter the class code that Ms. Kline shares for your class
Please take this short survey for some background information. Click on this link to take the survey:

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Friday, October 03, 2014

Online Digital Literacy

We are living in a digital age, and almost every aspect of our life involves digital technology.

Communication, digital media, science, medicine, finance, etc., every one of these areas in our lives is touched by digital technology, and we use the Internet to access every one of these areas of our lives.

So what does it mean to be a digital citizen? Today, you will begin an online program that will lead you through multiple elements of digital literacy and responsibility. Best of all...this program is a lot of fun!

To use "Ignition Digital Literacy and Responsibility" program:
You will now begin the program which will take you on an animated journey through an imaginary digital world to teach you how to be a responsible digital citizen. You will work on each module until you complete the program and then you will be able to organize a visit to your school from an imaginary rock band. After each module, you will discuss the topic with your table team and give feedback in your Google Classroom.

To use the program:
  • Click Log In in the right hand upper corner.
  • Enter your user name and password.
  • Check your progress bar.
  • Click "Continue" to begin the course.
  • You will complete the "Welcome to Ignition" module first.

  • You will then begin Modules 1-7.
  • After you complete all of the activities, you will receive a completion certificate for digital citizenship.
  • Don't forget to log out before you leave every day.

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