Desiree Sartin » Welcome to RPMS Cyber Foundations

Welcome to RPMS Cyber Foundations

About Your Teacher:   

Hi!  My name is Desiree Sartin.  I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Technology Education at The University of Southern Mississippi.  I have been teaching Technology classes since August 2007.   

I have two sweet little girls named Rayn & Railyn – they are 5 years old.   

I love teaching Technology classes and learning new things.  I have high expectations of my students.  I expect nothing but the best - because I know that my students can do whatever they set their minds to.

What is Cyber Foundations?

Cyber Foundations is an innovative instructional program that prepares students to effectively use technology in learning, communication, and life and introduces them to the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills used in computing which is impacting every career field. Students in Cyber Foundations complete study in interpersonal and self-directional skills, basic technology operation and technology concepts, ethical issues in technology, keyboarding, technology communication tools, technology resource tools, multimedia presentation applications, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, problem solving, web development, and block-based programming.

 

Units:

  1. Orientation and Digital Citizenship
  2. Student Organizations
  3. 21st Century Tool Box
  4. Keyboarding
  5. Word Processing Applications
  6. Spreadsheet Applications and Financial Literacy
  7. Graphic Design and Multimedia Presentations
  8. Problem-Solving
  9. Web Development
  10. Introduction to Block-based Programming
Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
― Christian D. Larson
 

Important Websites for Cyber Foundations:

CS Discoveries Curriculum Guide 2020 - 2021 - Google Docs

Lawrence County School District Canvas:  https://lawcosd.instructure.com/

Microsoft Outlook & Teams on:   https://www.lawrence.k12.ms.us/

 Typing.com:  https://www.typing.com/join#RPMSCyberFound

­https://www.typing.com/

­https://www.typing.com/student/digital-literacy

 Goodwill Community Foundation:  https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/subjects/tech/

 Code.org:  https://code.org/

 Online Safety Tutorial:  http://sos.fbi.gov

16 Career Clusters:  https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/clusters.html

 Everfi:  https://everfi.com/

Technology Student Association:  http://tsaweb.org/

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, As children do.
We were born to make manifest The glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; It's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we're liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others. -Marianne Williamson