Parents, visit this page to find handouts, grading policies, and other resources. Contact me with any questions.
Handouts and Letters
Note: Technology Class grades will be unofficial this year and will not be included in Infinite Campus or on report cards. If you are interested in your child's progress, I will be keeping track of behavior and content scores and can provide those, if requested.
Behavior and Participation Grade (All Grades)
This score is based on a self-evaluation done by the students. At the end of each class, your child is asked to display the level that he/she has shown that day. The teacher will record the number and assign a score. The levels are listed below.
BE NICE TO / RESPECT the teacher
BE NICE TO / RESPECT each other
BE NICE TO / RESPECT the classroom
School-Wide Behavior Scale
Below are some specific examples of what the levels look like:
Level 4 - Showing respect ALL the time
- I am dependable, responsible, and have self-discipline.
- I participate and stay on task without being told.
- I have a positive attitude and I am able to cooperate with others.
- I always strive to do my personal best.
- I support and encourage my classmates.
Level 3 - Showing respect MOST of the time
- I cooperate and follow directions most of the time.
- Sometimes the teacher has to remind me to improve my attitude and behavior.
- I am working on showing self-control by being involved in the subject matter, even though it may not be my favorite.
- I am willing to try new things.
Level 2 - Showing respect SOME of the time
- I boss others, bully others, bother others, and must be bossed to behave.
- I do not show much effort or improvement.
- I have trouble controlling my attitude and behavior.
- Sometimes I do not participate in the day’s activities.
Level 1 - Showing respect NONE of the time / UNACCEPTABLE
- I am rude during class instruction and keep others from learning.
- I am noisy and disrupt instruction most of the time.
- I often talk during instruction and am frequently off task.
- I am unsafe and out of control.
- I argue with the teacher.
- I use put-downs.
- I do not participate in activities.
- I do not treat the room, materials, or equipment properly.
- My behavior keeps me from participating in class.
Technology Resources for Parents
Local Education Resources
Common Sense Media - Excellent resource for parents on digitial citizenship and responsibility
Good Digital Parenting - Family Online Safety Institute resources for parents.
Connect Safely - Research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy.
Be Internet Awesome - Google project to "help kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world."
Teaching Tolerance - Digital Literacy - Help students develop students digital and civic literacy skills.
CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association)
Internet Safety by NetSmartz
Internet Safety Video by BrainPop
National Geographic Kids
Kid Rex Kid-safe search engine
Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe Online
Annenberg Classroom A great site that analyzes government and political issues and provides facts without the spin! It's designed for high school teachers and students to use when discussing issues, but I think it's great for everyone!