GaVS Oceanography

August 2014

A Little About the Class

Oceanography is a very informative interesting course regarding the ocean and it's inhabitants. Taking a course online has many benefits. One benefit includes having multiple different opportunities to learn information. As students read through the content they can view videos, read scientific articles, do crossword puzzle reviews, and more. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend a live synchronous chat session held weekly. In these sessions, we review practice multiple choice test questions, analyze labs, look at resources to help on assignments, and review essential concepts. If the student cannot attend Tuesdays @ 4:00 pm, they can always listen to the recording.

Online courses are rigorous, requiring student motivation and organization. It is imperative that the student print out their schedule and check off their assignments as they complete them. You can support your student by asking them how they are doing with their assignment completion from week to week. Accountability is important for some students. In addition, students need to know to communicate with me as often as they need. If I don't hear from a student, I won't know how to help. I want each student to be successful and have a great experience in this course.

Upcoming Dates

Next Benchmark Due Date:
Friday, August 29th

Course HomePage Navigation Help Sessions
Thursday, August 21st at 7 PM
Tuesday, September 2nd at 11 AM
Thursday, September 4th at 7 PM
Tuesday, September 16th at 7 PM

Attend live by clicking this link.

Helpful News Announcements to Look For this Month

Additional Resources

If you are looking for help reviewing for a test, knowing what to do for a lab, completing an assignment...be sure to check out the chat recordings posted in the UserLinks widget located on the right side of the Course Homepage. The titles of the chat sessions will help you know what assignment/lab/test was covered. It should always be your first point of contact if you are confused about any assignment.


Need help with setting up your Parent Auditor Account? Need to know how to read quiz feedback or how to participate in a discussion? There are lots of questions and answers for both parents and students in GaVS Knowledgebase. You can access at the following: http://helpdesk.gavirtuallearning.org/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List

Contact Me

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns as the semester progresses.