Core Competency Activity Q2 2020

  1. During Quarter 1, what went well for you? Explain. Examples: being back in the classroom, having only two courses, seeing my friends, keeping up with homework, playing volleyball, improving math, helping plan a virtual assembly, becoming more fit. 


During Q1, I felt that classes did go well for me. Since I’m in grade 9, I’m new to this school, so I felt like getting used to high school went well for me. Having 2 electives did help me get used to the school more because I didn’t have to worry about the difficult core subjects. I also felt like I kept up with homework and was ahead for some of my class. In Japanese, I felt like I picked up the language fast so that went well for me.  






  1. During Quarter 1, what did you find challenging or disappointing or stressfulExplain. 


In Q1, not getting in some of my friends classes was a bit disappointing. Learning the schedule was a bit stressful because on some days, I would forget if I needed to be at school or not, which stressed me out. I found that work from home was challenging. When I’m at home, I’m not really in that school mindset, so I find it a bit harder to work when switching from school to home. Before, it was easier to focus at home because everything was 100% online. 






  1. Think of ONE thing you really want to improve in Quarter 2 (and Q 3&4). Examplesschool subject, sport, time spent on homework/studying, playing a musical instrument, leadership skills, a language, photography, a relationshipgeneral fitness.  

In Q2, I’d really like to improve on my math skills. For every year since I started school, math has always been a bit of a struggle so I’d like t focus and improve on that. I also want to improve on my basketball skills since the season may or may not be starting up again. 







  1. What are two specific actions that you can start doing every day to get closer to your goalHow long will you spend on this action each day? What part of the day?  
  1. Study math every day for at least 30 minutes. 



  1. Ask Mr. Tootian or my tutor for help if needed. 




  1. If you experience challenges, what might you do to work through them? Examples: ask help from a friend or parentbreak the task into smaller chunks; “google” how other people may deal with similar problems. 

If I come across challenges, I would face them head on. I’d work on what ever is challenging me until I understand the material or complete the assignment. I find this the easiest way to complete anything that challenges me. 





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Digital Footprint Assignment

1. How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities? Give at least two examples.

A digital footprint may affect someone’s future opportunities because someone may post or comment something inappropriate or something negative, and in the future, an employer may view your social media accounts and if they see those posts or comments, they may lose interest in you because of those posts. If you didn’t post anything bad, they might consider hiring you.

Some people judge each other based on their social media profiles. If you keep your social media profile positive, and you’re trying to volunteer somewhere or get a job, employers can see how much of a great person you are. This can help you get accepted or hired.

2. Describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.

You can keep your digital footprint safe and appropriate by keeping all of your social media profiles private. If they are public, anyone can see your posts which can leak information to strangers. This can be dangerous if you post pictures of yourself on your account. Another way to keep your digital footprint safe is think before you post. Ask yourself if there is anything that could potentially be inappropriate or offensive to people. If you see something you don’t like on social media, then keep your comment to yourself. Commenting something hurtful or offensive can not only hurt the person on the receiving end, but it can negatively yourself. People may see those comments and have a negative impression on you.

3. If you could go back in time, is there anything that you would do differently online? Think of what advice you would pass on to your younger self or other students.

If I could go back in time, I wouldn’t change anything. I feel that I’ve kept my digital footprint clean by keeping my profiles private and only letting my friends follow me. If I could pass advice to other students, I would probably say that you should try your hardest to stay safe online and give them advice on how to, like keep your profiles private and keep your negativity to yourself. That’s what I would do.

Training Post

You are now going to create your very first post. In a separate tab or browser window, go to your Dashboard on the left and go to  Posts -> Add New.

1) Title – Create a title for your blog post. Your title will be: Digital Footprint Assignment

2) Body – This is where you place your content of the post – text, videos, pictures, etc. Follow the instructions on the Digital Footprint Assignment page to see what questions you need to answer here.

3) Tool Bar – In your toolbar you can “Add Media” and “Add Documents” into your posts, this is the best way to create visual representations. You can also change fonts, hyperlink, etc.

4) Publish – Here is where you control what items are public and private. You can also control when they are published to your website.

5) Categories – Here is where you choose where you want your post to go. This is your digital binder with all of your subjects. Make sure to categorize each post with the relevant subject. E.g. Categories -> English

6) Tags –  Here is where you tag posts with one or two of the most readily applicable Core Competencies. These tags can help you find things quicker on your blog and help you stay organised. E.g. Tag -> creativethinking

7) Publish – When you are done, simply “Publish” it. If it has been edited, press “Republish” to update with the latest version of the content.