***Please use this link to access Mr. McHugh's e-Learning page AFTER you view the Virtual/Extended e-Learning Class Expectations below. These expectations will also be explained to you using Screencastify in your assigned class period through Google Classroom.***
To access the information on his e-Learning page you will need to open it in a new window. Happy Learning!!!
Virtual/Extended e-Learning Class Expectations
March 16 to April 13
**It is important to recognize that the online classroom is in fact a classroom, and certain behaviors are expected when you communicate with both your peers and your instructors.**
Online Classroom Behavior Expectations:
**Behave even better than you would in a typical classroom!!**
Google Classroom Discussion/Forums:
- Make posts that are on topic and within the scope of the course material.
- Take your posts seriously and review and edit your posts before sending.
- Always give proper credit when referencing or quoting another source.
- Be sure to read all messages in a thread before replying.
- Don’t repeat someone else’s post without adding something of your own to it.
- Avoid short, generic replies such as, “I agree.” You should include why you agree or add to the previous point.
- Always be respectful of others’ opinions even when they differ from your own.
- When you disagree with someone, you should express your differing opinion in a respectful, non-critical way.
- Do not make personal or insulting remarks.
- Be open-minded.
Online Classroom Policies:
Try to keep up with the work. You will only have 3 (three) days upon your return to school to submit your eLearning assignments for the entire 16 days we will be physically out of the school building. However, in order to avoid late or rushed work, work on it regularly and submit assignments as you complete them. All work must be submitted in Google Classroom. Please do not email it to us.
Attendance at MC High is mandatory, even for eLearning. Attendance will be taken up to 3 days after the last eLearning day. Attendance is based on student work completion and/or participation in Google classroom discussions/forums.
Participation by every student is important. Students must contribute to the conversations in the discussions/forums. A shared learning environment is only effective if everyone involved actually shares. You are encouraged to ask questions and answer your classmates.
The lessons will be posted daily by 9:00 a.m. Please check in and send us any questions or concerns. We will be available throughout the day to work with you. If you contact us with coursework questions in the evening, we will respond at our earliest convenience.
You are encouraged to use Google Meets for group work and small group discussions. Please record these sessions. When you utilize a Google Meet to work with others in your class please follow the dress code as stated below. Keep in mind you may be asked to submit these recordings.
Dress code rules for Google Meets:
Please show up appropriately dressed. This does not mean you have to be in Dress for Success. Go ahead and wear your hoodie, but please, no pajamas! If you are unsure whether your attire is appropriate or not, turn off your camera. Cameras are only required for speeches and presentations, if assigned. During class discussions, you do not have to have your camera on, but you should still be contributing to the discussion.
Plagiarism is cheating and will not be tolerated. Do not share your work or notes with anyone. Do not share your password with anyone. Do not copy or cheat. If you are struggling, communicate with us and we will do what we can to help you.
Technical Problems or Questions:
The Technology Help Desk will be available at 873-2000, ext. 8359.
1. Be respectful. While it is easier to say hurtful or disrespectful things without standing face-to-face with someone, it is important to remember that your classmates and teachers are real people who are affected by the words you say and write. It is essential to keep in mind the feelings and opinions of others, even if they differ from your own. If you wouldn’t say it to someone’s face, don’t say it online either.
2. Be aware of strong language, all caps, and exclamation points. It is easy for written text to be misread and misunderstood. Have you ever sent a text message with good intent but your recipient thought you were being rude? If so, then you’ve experienced this firsthand. By being cognizant of strong language, you can identify potential confusions before sending messages. Tip: Read everything out loud before you send it.
3. Be careful with humor and sarcasm. Certainly you shouldn’t avoid being funny. We love to see your personality shine through in online classes. But like mentioned in Rule #2, make sure that it is clear you are being funny and not being rude. Emoticons and smileys can be helpful when conveying humor or sarcasm so that it is read correctly. Just remember to keep the smiley faces away from academic papers or work. 😉
4. Yes, grammar and spelling matter. While texting, textspeak can bgr8 4 ur friends. In an educational setting (even online) however, keep it formal. Your written communication should be professional and reflect proper writing style. Save written shortcuts and less than stellar grammar for Snapchat if you must, but follow grammar rules for school.
5. Cite your sources. Whenever you are sharing an idea that originated from someone else (even if it is not word for word), it is good practice to cite that source. This applies to discussion forums too. If you read a great thought in your text, share it, but be sure you let your audience know where you saw it first.
6. Don’t post or share (even privately) inappropriate material. Enough said there. Nothing is truly private online.
7. Be forgiving. Remember that not everyone will know these rules before posting. Try to be understanding of others when they struggle with written communication. It is very different than simply talking to a person face-to-face.