technology class

Welcome to Michael L Kinsey EPI0003/Technology Class

Cohort 64

Students will use "educatorpages" and webpage builder to create

a classroom webpage.

This webpage consist of the following:

Rules and Expetations

Links to Parent websites

Links to Student websites

FLDOE testing Information

FLDOE curriculum information

Sample Class Schedule

Class/Project information

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Classroom Rules and Expectations

Grading Policy

~The school's grading policy and late work policy will be used for assignments, tests, quizzes, projects, etc.

~If you know that you will be absent from school ahead of time, please try to get your assignments before then.  Feel free to turn in any of those assignments before you leave also! 

 

Attitude & Behavior

~Come to class every day with a positive and willing attitude! An open mind is a great thing.  Complaining will not be tolerated.   

~Always put forth your best effort!  Grades are achieved; not received, so be sure to do your best at all times.

~Remember, you are in high school now.  You need to act and behave like young adults.  Whether you think you are or not, you are a role model for younger students.  Display behavior that you want them to look up to and admire.

~Bad days happen!  If you are having one of those days, I do understand.  Please just inform me before class that you are having a bad day, and I will try to leave you alone during class discussions.  This is not to be abused.

~Class participation is a must.  It's time for you to come out of your shells if you haven't already! Don't be afraid to voice your opinion.  We want to hear what you have to say.

~Have fun!  If you walk into my room with the attitude that you "have" to be here and it won't be any fun, then you are probably right.  However, if you approach English with a willing attitude, it might just be fun!  Go wild!  Learn something new!

"Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall." - Oliver Goldsmith

Rules

1.  Raise your hand to be acknowledged.  

2. Ask to leave the room.  You must sign out after getting permission to leave.  

3.  Respect others and yourself.

4.  Be polite!  Manners are a must.

5.  If you take something out, please put it back neatly where you found it.

6.  Do not speak while I am speaking or while another student is speaking.  It is terribly rude.

7.  Complaining is not allowed!

8.  Be honest.  (Cheating falls under this rule.)

9.  Do your best!  

10. Feel free to have water in class.  Pop and juice may be allowed only by teacher permission.

~Breaking the rules will result in writes or loss of privileges (See student handbook).

~All rules and guidelines are subject to change at the teacher's discretion.

**If you ever have a question on an assignment or project, please do not hesitate to contact me at home.  Please just do so before 9:00pm.  I am also available before and after school if you need.  Please don't hesitate to ask for help!  Chances are good that if you have a questions about something, others do too!  Feel free to drop a note on my desk if that makes you feel more comfortable. 

Links to Student Websites:

http://smarttech.com/ - Smarttech - SMART Interactive Solutions for Education - Provides innovative and interactive solutions for Education and brings technology to classrooms.

 http://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology/index.html - Technology News - The New York Times...Find breaking news, tech news and multimedia on the Internet, telecommunications, wireless applications, electronics, science, computers, e-mail and the Web.

 www.toptechsites.com - TopTechSites.com | Top Tech Sites - Top Tech Sites offers listings of top sites, ranked by votes for a wide variety of computer related sites.

Links to Parents websites:

www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/ - Can-parents-control-the-websites...Argument is raging over whether internet providers should limit what children can view or whether parents should be left to police web-savvy teenagers.

www.theonlinemom.com/main_cmt.asp   - The Online Mom - The Online Mom provides internet technology advice and information to help parents protect their kids, encourage responsible behavior and safety.

 www2.ed.gov/pubs/parents/internet/index.html - Parents Guide to the Internet -U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement Office of Educational Technology Parents Guide to the Internet

Information on Florida's Testing Services 

FLDOE -Testing Services (www.fldoe.gov) - The Department of Education provides a wide range of services to Florida schools, school districts, community colleges, universities, and students including school accountability and testing of students, teachers, and principals.


The Office of Assessment provides testing services for the following examinations:
FCAT, FCAT 2.0, EOCs, NAEP, FTCE, FELE, CLAST, CPT, and the Exit Test.

Office of Assessment
325 West Gaines Street, Room 414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Staff Members
Phone: (850) 245-0513
Fax: (850) 245-0771
Contact Us



The Office of Student Achievement through Language Acquisition provides testing services for CELLA.

Office of Student Achievement
Through Language Acquisition

325 West Gaines Street, Room 501
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Staff Members
Phone: (850) 245-0417
Fax: (850) 245-0846
Parent Hotline: (800) 206-8956
FloridaCELLA@fldoe.org



The Office of Early Learning provides testing services for FLKRS.

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Phone: (850) 245-0445
Fax: (850) 245-5105
Earlylearning@fldoe.org
ffice of Early Learning
325 West Gaines Street, Room 1532
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Staff Members



Career and Adult Education provides testing services for the GED.

Career and Adult Education
325 West Gaines Street, Room 744
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Staff Members
Phone: (850) 245-0446
Fax: (850) 245-9065
Workforce@fldoe.org


Just Read, Florida! provides testing services for the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR).

Just Read, Florida!
325 West Gaines Street, Room 1548
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: (850) 245-0503
Fax: (850) 245-9530
Barbara.Elzie@fldoe.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 Information on Florida's Curriculum:

 

 
 
 
 

Curriculum and Instructional Information

Curriculum Information

 SAMPLE CLASS SCHEDULE?

 

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MONDAY?

TUESDAY?

WEDNESDAY?

THURSDAY?

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English?I?

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World?Geography?&?Culture?

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Health/Science*?

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Visual?Art??

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10?min?break?

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2nd?BLOCK?

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4th?BLOCK?

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 Information on Class Project:

My project was based on a "Technology" class.  With the lesson learned in the EPI Technology class on Internet Safety for children, I thought this was a great idea because the three links I used for parents were links connected to Internet Safety.  My school in mind was an Adult Education Class.  This project was designed to bring awareness about the "Educatorpages" website and show potential teachers ways of crasfting and designing websites.  When done correctly, this is a great way for teachers to post different things about their classroom and activities associated with the classroom.