Mrs. Barbour's Course Updates

Spring 1017 - Feb. 8th

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Course Updates


ALL grades are updated as of Monday. Late submissions were updated and graded as of Tuesday. I did notice a lot of work submitted on the due date, so make sure you are allowing yourself time to submit your best work in the future! If you submitted work late, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage by losing points. Also, make sure you are working on schedule - I had a lot of emails and calls with specific questions right on and after the due date.


After each due date, make sure to check the grade book. When you see a 0, be sure to look in the grade book to see when that assignment was due. Students have 3 school days (5 days total) to submit work. Please note that while I've put in 0s, I may still be grading work that was submitted on time. Work is graded within 3 school days, unless I inform you that it will take longer.

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The February 1st zero indicator looks like this...

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The GAVS late work policy looks like this...

Turn in all work, even if it is for a 30% deduction. It is always better to have a reduced percentage, compared to a ZERO. TURN IN WORK!


Remember, begin working BEFORE the due date.

REMEMBER, LIKE FOOTBALL, YOU CAN'T GET THE EXTRA POINT

UNLESS YOU SCORE A TOUCH DOWN. DON'T START LOOKING FOR

EXTRA CREDIT BEFORE YOU'VE TURNED IN ASSIGNMENTS.

EXTRA POINTS WON'T MAKE UP FOR MISSING WORK!

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How to read Feedback:

Watch the video below to learn where to find teacher feedback. You'll also learn how to view your missed quiz questions and their correct answers to prepare for tests!

If you cannot view video: Click here to be directed to the original.


* Though this course says Biology, it applies to all classes.

Viewing Assignment Feedback

Viewing Quiz Feedback

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TIP: KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT PLAGIARISM


Whether intentional or not, plagiarism is a serious offense. Please be sure to read through the GaVS Handbook regarding the Student Code of Conduct policies, which include plagiarism.


Take a look at this newsletter I made as well:

https://www.smore.com/6fw4f-plagiarism-in-text-citations

KNOW YOUR HOMEPAGE

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IMPORTANT NEWS AND TIPS:

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However, when I get an influx of submissions ON the due date....

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THANK YOU

Thank you for your patience as I graded over 150 quizzes/tests, 280+ drop box assignments, and 250+ discussions from this grading period. WHEW!!!!
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Please reference the news item in your course for instructions and specific due dates.

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Submit work once for grading

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Do you tweet???

Then follow me @gavsBarbourMath


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Please note my contact information above.


Keep my phone number & email address in a place that is easy to reach. If you have a special circumstance, please let me know. Here are some situations that might merit an immediate contact:


* Medical situation (hospitalization, extreme sickness, injury): Contact me BEFORE a due date if you have been too sick to complete work. Please note that a note from the doctor may be required to authorize any extensions for sickness.


* Technology emergency: Please notify me BEFORE a due date if you experience a technology issue. If you lose power, get kicked out of a test, have a computer crash, or other extreme situation, please let me know immediately. We understand that these things happen, but also expect students to have a back-up plan for technology issues. Plan to use a computer at school, the library, a friend or family member's computer, etc.


* General Assignment/Course Questions: These are best answered by email, but feel free to call me as well.


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