Rules and Expectations for United States Literature
What is digital citizenship?
You probably spend a fair amount of time on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites. This class will require you to expand your internet literacy to movies, digital banners, to editing photographs. It is an expectation in this course that you will follow all Marian High School Guidelines.
I have one rule in my classroom; respect your peers and yourself. My classroom is a safe space to explore ideas and viewpoints. You are expected to carry this same courtesy to all web based activities that we do. There will be many times that we will disagree with one another or see an issue from a differing perspective. This spectrum of opinions is necessary for a vibrant and healthy discussion of the text. Your input can be passionate, but it should never divert into a critical or negative attack. Respect your peers and how their views are asset to the discussion and to the course.
plagiarism and the web
Plagiarism can be tricky, but it doesn't have to be. When in doubt, contact me and we will work together to makes sure that you are giving credit where credit is due.
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Refer to The Little Brown Compact Handbook for guidelines.
A few of the tools we will use
This application allows you to follow along with my powerpoint on your laptop. We will take mini quizzes and polls on this site.
This website looks and acts a lot like Facebook... without actually being Facebook. You will post reading responses to our class Edmodo page. We will also post pictures and reflections on the Edmodo "wall."
Mozilla Popcorn Maker
This tool allows you to easily edit short film clips and images. You will be required in this course to make a commercial, narrate a scene, and conduct an interview. Mozilla will help you edit these tools.