Digital Literacy 8
My name is Mrs. Bodine and I am your child’s Digital Literacy 8 teacher for this marking period. I look forward to teaching your child our Digital Literacy 8 Curriculum which consists of three units of study. Unit 1: Applying Technology Skills: Coding using HTML/CSS, Unit 2: Digital Literacy Tools: Spreadsheets for Business, and Unit 3: Implementing Digital Tools: Create Your Own Business.
In Digital Literacy 8 each new unit and topic is introduced within the Unified Classroom application. We use our computers, both the laptop (at home), and the desktop (at school), to visit various websites for our lessons on each topic. The primary resource applications we will be using include Code.org, BrainPOP, Nearpod, and Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.
All Digital Literacy 8 assignments are introduced and demonstrated during class, and then the students are given ample time in class to complete and upload the assignment for grading. Work that is not completed in class by the due date will become homework needing completion. Office 365, Unified Classroom, and all the Internet Apps can all be accessed from home using the district issued laptop to complete and upload work for grading. Your child can also utilize their split lunch study hall to complete and upload assignments. There are various after school clubs that also afford extra time for students to complete homework.
If your child is absent for an assignment, they will see the assignment in Power School Unified Classroom Class Pages in the Daily Learning Target tab, and they will be able to work on it as needed. It is important for students to stay current with the topic of study and on course for a good grade.
Should you need to get in touch with me, the best and quickest way to reach me is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may call and leave a voice mail message at (856) 582-5353 ext. 5825. For more information, see my teacher website on the Orchard Valley Middle School teacher pages. I look forward to working with your child this year.