Digital Learning Lab

Digital Learning LabInternet

provides a place and time for students with teacher support to complete on-line course work and better prepare them for college courses which do function in the on-line world.  Teacher support will primarily be for technical problems and encouragement to communicate appropriately with their on-line education teachers.  Students will be supported with regular monitoring of progress.

There may be some Dual Credit (counting for both high school and college credit) course offerings as well.

Students will:

  • Use class time to work on their on-line Course work
  • Safely use and understand the educational value of the Internet and technology made available for the class.

Students should have a folder or binder to keep assignments, handouts, and other necessary materials in as well as paper and a pen or pencil.

GRADES will be based on the following:

  • Montana Digital Academy will report a numeric percentage.  The letter grade will be issued on the traditional grading scale of:

A = 90 and above

B = 80 to 80.9

C = 70 to 70.9

D = 60 to 60.9

F = Below 60

COURSE CONTRACT

As part of the Digital Learning Lab, you will need to review Course Contract provided by Montana Digital Academy.  The document will be provided through your on-line course access.  Please review it with your parent/guardian and print and return a signed original to me and submit the electronic copy to your on-line instructor.

CLASSROOM RULES

  • Be seated when the bell rings, or you will be counted as tardy.
  • Do not take books out of the classroom unless approved by the teacher.
  • Have RESPECT for Others, Class Time, Collaboration, Teachers, and your Workspace.
  • No food, candy, or drinks in the labs.
  • Chairs are NOT to be used a means of transportation.
  • Your work areas are very close together.  Please keep your hands to yourself.
  • There are times when it is absolutely necessary to leave the room.  However, some students abuse this by trying to leave to use the phone, see the nurse, etc.  I will give you two passes per quarter, so use them wisely.
  • Bring all materials to class–pencil, paper, etc.  You should have a writing utensil with you every day.
  • You are accountable for your own work.  Turn in assignments on the dates arranged by your teacher.  Failure to do so could result in loss of credit for the project.
  • Internet is to be used for educational purposes only.  Do not access sound or video websites unless they are related to the assignment.  Internet Explorer should remain closed unless the assignment requires use of the Internet.
  • Electronic devices are typically not allowed and must be approved by the teacher for use.

Concentrate, take notes, and ask questions.

MAKE UP WORK POLICY

  • Students will need to have alternative technology access to complete course work for absences.
  • Make-up work time can also be done before or after school, during lunch or during a study hall if space is available.

CHEATING

  • Students must electronically save all files until the end of each grading period.  The teacher can at any time request a student to retrieve assignments from the computer to prove its originality.  If a student is unable to retrieve a document as requested by the teacher, the student will be required to redo the assignment.
  • If a student is caught cheating in this course, the student’s parents and the principal will be notified.  Any class work or exam that is a product of cheating will be removed from the student’s electronic files and required to be completed again as their own.
  • The administration does not take this lightly and often times will also recommend an Academic Detention be served.  If the student cheats a second time, they shall be recommended for removal from the course.

WORLD WIDE WEB and E-MAIL USE

As indicated in the student handbook, e-mail accounts may be used and created for educational purposes.  This course will require the use of e-mail and many new and developing on-line technology tools.

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