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The Internet has a global audience and online safety is of the utmost importance. Through blogging and use of web 2.0 tools, you will practice digital citizenship in an authentic and supervised setting. The blog and linked web 2.0 tools are an extension of the classroom and school rules apply. Teachers moderate the class blog and embedded web 2.0 tools. We will not approve comments that are not school appropriate. Ask yourself, “Would I say this to the principal?” If the answer is, yes, feel free to post. If the answer is, no, keep in mind, BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING.
Cyber ethics: Use the habit of mind, Managing Impulsivity. Post comments that are respectful and relevant to the topic. Strive for Accuracy, use complete sentences, check your spelling, and be succinct and considerate.
Cyber safety: As Tim and Moby remind us, be safe! Don’t post personal information like your full name, address, phone #, email, etc. Do you remember playground rules like “Stranger Danger?” Think of the Internet as a global playground. Let’s keep it safe. Use your FIRST NAME ONLY. Parents/Guardians, please use first names only to keep your identity safe.