Purpose of the wiki


The members of our classroom will be participating in a wiki for the purposes of...

Creating written projects/ media projects and commenting on each other’s work
Encouraging process writing
Practicing persuasive writing
Reviewing and sharing study strategies before tests and quizzes
Creative writing
Practicing taking varied points of view on a topic
Sharing classroom events with families
Sharing special projects, such as Inquiry or Science Fair
Discussing current events
Making classroom suggestions

Safety

In the interest of students’ safety, the following restrictions have been configured on the wiki:

Only students, parents, and staff members with a related interest to this class are allowed to add to or edit the wiki.
All wiki content is subject to teacher approval and/or deletion.
The teacher will be notified of any edits to the wiki.
No individual or identifiable profiles are available on the wiki


Terms and Conditions


All students and participants in this wiki project must agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement.

No student may edit or delete the work of another without talking with their teacher and explaining why.

The teacher will make every reasonable effort to monitor conduct on the class wiki in order to maintain a positive learning community. All participants will respect the each other’s time and efforts by supporting the same positive approach.

No student or other participant may include any information or images on the site that could compromise the safety of himself or other wiki members. Avoid specific comments about our location or schedules, if they would be visible to outsiders.

All participants will be respectful in their postings and edits. No trash-talk, inappropriate language, personal insults, profanity, spam, racist, sexist or discriminatory remarks, or threatening comments will be tolerated.

Any participant who is aware of violations of this agreement by others must report these violations to the teacher immediately both verbally and in writing (email or note).

All use of the wiki must be in accordance with the school’s Acceptable Use Policy, including entries made from computers outside of school.

Uncited use of copyrighted material in wiki postings, files, or comments will be deemed as plagiarism and punished accordingly.

No posting or edit may facilitate or promote illegal activity, either overtly or by implication.



Consequences of violating the Warranty


Any violation of the above terms and conditions shall make the violator subject to both immediate termination from the wiki, with all related sacrifice of points toward grades and to discipline through the school code of conduct, where applicable. At the teacher’s discretion, a warning may be given in the case of minor infractions.



Revised with permission from Teachersfirst.com