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Safety
This wiki will be created using a wiki tool at http:lmaconnections.wikispaces.com.
In the interest of students’ safety, the following restrictions have been configured on the wiki:

Only the teacher can enter registrations
· these will include a user name and password
· email addresses are not needed for teachers to register students
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
· all communications will refer to students by initials or first names only
Any images used on the wiki will be subject to teacher approval and/or deletion
· any images including students will not include last names
· parent or student may request at any time that images not be posted
o (an example of images that might be posted would be the presentations from Bard Academy or photos with projects)


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 (with initials or pseudonym signature) in the Discussion area for that page.

Mrs. Barto 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.

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.


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 or Classroom Court convened in the case of minor infractions.
(portions of this document were provided by TeachersFirst.com)//



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