The general policy for late submissions is that 5% of your achieved mark will be deducted per day to a maximum of 15% for grades 9-10 and a maximum of 25% for grades 11-12 (DSBN policy). There may be exceptions to this, depending on the specific circumstances.
If assignments are posted online and can be done from home, absence due to a school activity does not extend the deadline.
If the situation warrants that an assignment can no longer be handed in, the mark will be a zero beyond that.
(You will only be given a reasonable amount of time to submit a late assignment. Don’t expect to be handing in assignments two or three weeks after they are due!)
Each item will be marked out of four. Spelling and grammar mistakes will result in lost marks. If in doubt, get a classmate to review your work before the deadline.
Each response must be written in a way that it makes sense in its own context, i.e., as a standalone paragraph (or paragraphs) placed in a separate report away from the requirements. You will NOT be able to get away with short replies in this report!
If I add comments, please do not delete them. If necessary, duplicate the commented section and strike out the original section as shown in this example:
original part new part
To receive full marks, be sure you address the following for each response:
- the context to the subject area is clear
- the response demonstrates a clear understanding of the concept(s)
- the terminology is appropriate to the subject and skill level (grade, E vs M, etc.)
I just discovered this great little (portable) screen recorder utility that saves the video file as a GIF file, which is perfect for embedding in websites or ePortfolios.
To download it for yourself, visit http://www.screentogif.com/. Continue reading “ScreenToGif Utility (is awesome!)”
Throughout the course we will be using various tools to help our learning:
- Portable Apps
- Diigo (social bookmarking)
- Google Drive
- Google Takeout
- Google Sites (the NEW Google Sites)
- Google Keep
The pre-course questionnaire can be found here.
Remind.com is a service that I will use to send email and text notifications to students and parents.
To subscribe, please follow the directions in the relevant document:
If you have a smartphone please install the app from here
Students, look for the assignment on Google Classroom.
Teachers, see my blog post about this assignment here.
I always encourage students to use the personal Google account for school work so they still “own” the data after they leave high school.
But what if they haven’t, and they’re above to move on to a postsecondary school or the workplace?
There are basically two options:
- Move your data to your personal account
- Download your data
To move your data to a new account, just visit https://takeout.google.com/transfer and enter the relevant information. Just be sure you have enough disk quota in your personal account or you may run into trouble.
To download your data, visit https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout and select the data you want to download. Note that this can take a long time, depending on how much data you have in your Google account.