Wiki Warranty

Purpose of the wiki
The students of Ms H’s Room 18 class at TIS will be participating in a class wiki for the purposes of

Responding to and commenting on curriculum topics as we study them

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 International Collaboration, Global Projects, VoiceThreads, Podcasts, Movies etc.

Discussing current events

Making classroom suggestions

Creating FAQ pages on curriculum topics

 Safety
This wiki will be created using a wiki tool at www.room18tis.wikispaces.com/

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

Only the teacher can enter registrations

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.

All wiki content will be archived after the school year has ended.

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 including a written explanation for the changes in the Discussion area for that page.

The teacher, Ms H, 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/herself 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.

No student or other participant may post, comment, or change settings on the site in violation of these terms and conditions.

All participants must protect their log-in and password information, as well as class passwords (if any). If participants suspect that a password has been compromised, he/she must notify the teacher immediately.

No participant may share his/her log-in information or protected information about the site with anyone who is not a participant. This includes adding trackbacks or other means by which outsiders can access the site without permission.

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.

No student may edit or delete the work of another without including a written explanation for the changes in the Discussion area for that page.

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, sacrifice of marks towards tasks 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.

Adapted Wiki Warranty from:  http://www.TeachersFirst.com

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