Espeseth Room 11 Technology Policy

Expectations

  1. Students are expected to take out their work WHILE signing-in as soon as the tardy bell rings.
  2. When Mrs. Espeseth is talking students are expected to put the computer screen down and/or make eye contact. Do not work on computer unless requested to do so.
  3. Occasionally phones will be used in class, please silence them before coming into class.
  4. Respect the computers at all times. Do not write on them, deface them, or destroy them in any way.  Please come to me if you notice anything wrong with the computer.
  5. Be sure to log out at the end of every class period. Be nice and help out a fellow student who has forgotten to log out.
  6. Plagiarism is wrong and against the law. Please be sure to do your own work at all times.

What to Do When You Get Stuck

If, at any time, you have an issue with the computer do not exchange it for another one.  If there is something wrong with the computer I need to know.  If you run into a fixable glitch you need to know how to fix it.

  • When dealing with Wi-Fi issues it is best to be patient.
  • If a computer freezes then force close, wait 30 seconds, then restart the computer.
  • Most computer problems are operator error, be patient, try again, ask the people sitting next to you. If all of you do not know the problem then raise your hand and ask me.

What to do when you are finished with an Assignment

Go to cespeseth.wordpress.com and read an article.  Then comment on the article, be sure to include what you learned and what you found interesting.

If any computer rule is broken the following will be enforced:

  1. First Infraction-Warning
  2. Second Infraction-Loss of computer for the rest of the day/session, contact with the Dean, and a note home.
  3. Third Infraction-No computer for a week, contact with the Dean, and a note home.
  4. Fourth Infraction-Placement in another class.

What to Watch on the 4th of July

Happy Fourth of July!  After you celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence (Which really happened July 2nd) and you have your fill of hot dogs, barbecues, and fireworks, sit down relax and watch a movie.

Here are four movies to watch on the Fourth of July.

1.  Liberty’s Kids-The First Fourth of July.  A cartoon explaining in detail what happened on July 4, 1776.  Rated TV-Y7.

2.  John Adams.  The incredible story of John Adams.  No rating.

3.  Independence Day.  Aliens have come to Earth to destroy it and it is up to Americans on the Fourth of July to save it and all mankind.  A really fun movie. Rated PG-13.

4. Yankee Doodle Dandy.  The story of George M. Cohan, born on the Fourth of July.  He was a famous musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer.  No rating.

Am I missing one?  I’d love to hear your positive comments…

Alexander Hamilton

Kids Can Make a Difference! When it comes to history, even kids, teens, and young adults can play an important role.  Check out this famous American to learn more hero.

Alexander Hamilton age 22

Screenshot (287)Alexander Hamilton lost his parents while living on a Caribbean island when he was just 13 years old.  To support himself and his younger brother, Hamilton got a job as a clerk.  He proved to be so smart that people help pay for him to go to King’s College which is now called Columbia University located in New York in the North American colonies.  When the American Revolution began, Hamilton at 19 years old, joined the rebels by serving as General George Washington’s chief staff aide.  He proved to be very valuable to Washington.  He later left to become a soldier on the battlefield. Later, after the war, Hamilton helped write the Federalist Papers and was a member of Washington’s first presidential cabinet.