Digital Citizenship Teacher/Technology Coach
219-374-3900 Ext. 3911
Welcome to my page! This is my 7th year at Hanover Central Middle School and my 8th year overall in education. I graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor's in Marketing and a Bachelor's in Business Education. Recently, I completed my Master's in Educational Leadership Adminstration from Ball State University. Below you will find information pertaining to the course and technology resources. Please take a look!
"Digital Citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible and appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, we will cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, digital law, and more. Digital Citizenship will also introduce the componenets and operations of computers. Other areas covered in this course will be Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, E-mail, Keyboarding, and other digital 2.0 resources.
Schoology-What is it?
Schoology - is a learning management system (LMS) for K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and corporations that allow users to create, manage, and share content and resources. We will be using Schoology in the 8th grade course to share, collaborate, and submit coursework.
Google Classroom-What is it?
Google Classroom is similar to Schoology. It is a different type of learning management system that 6th and 7th grade students in Digital Citizenship will be using daily. We will be using this learning management system to share, collaborate, and submit coursework.
Below are some keyboarding games for students to get introduced to the proper finger and key placement. Enjoy!
Typing Tutorial - The 'Learn' section of this tutorial is a great introduction to keyboarding
Proper Typing Technique - Great site to introduce proper technique along with some games!
Typing.com - This is a great site to track your progress with different level of difficulty, plus you can sign up free for an account!
Typing Club - This is another excellent site to track your progress and introduce students to keyboarding.
Nitrotype - Once you know all of the keys you can practice your skills against live competition. Start your engines!