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Heritage Woods Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Digital Literacy

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Welcome to Digital Literacy 10 at Heritage Woods Secondary School. In this course students will be required to demonstrate the ability to efficiently and effectively navigate the digital technologies required to accomplish specific goals and tasks. Primarily, the goal of digital literacy is that individuals are able to select the correct digital tool at the right time for the right purpose behaving ethically, responsibly and always protecting the personal security and privacy of themselves and others. There are 4 areas of study: Social Networking, Personal Learning Environments and Networks, and Principles of Digital Presentation and Principles of Inquiry.

Be sure to check out the Digital Literacy Homepage located at

You can view demo videos on setting up your blog and completing the first two assignments here

Digital Literacy 10 Bootcamp

Digital Literacy 10 - PowerPoint Presentation - September 5, 2017:

Digital Literacy 10 - Bootcamp Presentation 2017.pptx

Below is the schedule for the September 5th Bootcamp where grade nine students will be introduced to the Digital Literacy 10 course and have the opportunity to start to work on their first assignments as part of this course. It is important that students have their devices present on the first day of classes.
9:00 amAll Grade 9s meet in the theatre - Introductions/Expectations/FAQs
9:15 amGroup activity – Grade 12 panel (In theatre) – A chance to ask questions of current grade 12 students.  They will share their experiences and tips for what to expect over the next few months and how to be successful here at Heritage.
9:30 am – 10:30 amDigital Literacy Program Introduction – Part I – Digital Literacy 10 is a new course at Heritage Woods Secondary. Part one of the session will look at what this course is about and some of the expectations for the course.
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Advisory with teacher (activities led by mentor students, locker opening lessons, schedules, passwords, tour). 



BBQ in front of the school + Photos in gym (some can eat first, some get photos first...).


12:30pm – 2:30pmDigital Literacy Program Introduction - Part II – This is where students will be introduced to your blog and look at your first assignment which will involve you exploring and understanding your digital footprint. You will be completing some hands on tasks during this session.


Below you will find downloadable PDF files for a number of documents related to the course as well as guides for how to effectively navigate some of the online tools that we will be utilizing as part of this course.

Permission Forms and Information:

Below you will find permission forms for various programs and websites that we may be using as part of the course or in conjunction with other classes. In most cases these permission forms are used as the information that is collected by the websites etc. is stored on servers located outside of Canada.

Edublogs Permission Form: Digital Literacy 10 - Edublogs Permission Letter.pdf

Grade 8 Parent Night - Staples Laptop Information:

Digital Literacy 10 - Heritage Woods Senior Secondary Staples Laptop Offer.pdf

Digital Literacy 10 - Staples Laptop Replacement Program.pdf


The guides below will help you to log-on to the school wifi network as well as set up your device for use with Office 365, school email and calendars.

Digital Literacy 10 Essentials - Windows

Digital Literacy 10 - Essentials - Windows (English).pdf

Digital Literacy 10 Essentials - Mac

Digital Literacy 10 - Essentials - Mac Book (English).pdf

Digital Literacy 10 Essentials - iOS (Ipad)

Digital Literacy 10 - Essentials - Apple (English).pdf

Digital LIteracy 10 Essentaials - Android

Digital Literacy 10 - Essentials - Android (English).pdf

Digital Literacy 10 Edublogs Support:

The links below will assist you in setting up your blog. Topics such as changing the appearance, and theme of your blog to personalize it in addition to adding posts and various links are covered in the guides below.

Digitial Literacy 10 - Edublogs - Login In, Appearance and Themes.pdf

Digital Literacy 10 - Edublogs - Posts and Posting Options.pdf

Digital Literacy 10 - Edublogs - Menu's, Categories, and Pages.pdf

Digital Literacy 10 - Edublogs - Embedding Word Documents and Powerpoints.pdf

Digital Literacy 10 - Edublogs - Complete Manual.pdf

In additon to the documents above, the people at Edublogs have also established a helpful online guide to assist you in navigating the blogosphere and publishing your content. You can connect to that page by following this link:

Digital Literacy 10 Overview -

Digital Literacy 10 Assignments

Below you will find copies of the assignments that you need to complete to gain a successful standing in the Digital Literacy course. If you need any assistance in completing these assignments or have any questions regarding them please do not hesitate to find or email Mr. Aitken and/or Mr. Prensky with your questions.

Digital Literacy 10 - Blog Personalization Assignment:

Digital Literacy 10 - About Me Assignment.pdf

Digital Literacy 10 - Digital Footprint Assignment:

Digital Literacy 10 - Digital Footprint Assignment.pdf 

Digital Literacy 10 - Rubric for Posting Assignments and Reflections

Digital Literacy 10 - Rubric for Posting Assignments and Reflections.pdf

Digital Literacy 10 - PowerPoint Presentation - September 5, 2017:

Digital Literacy 10 - Bootcamp Presentation 2017.pptx

Heritage Woods Secondary School

1300 David Avenue, Port Moody BC
V3H 5K6
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