WIKI in Plain English...a how to video

This video is hosted through YouTube, so it may not be accessible from a school computer.

How to act on a classroom WIKI (yes, that means more rules to follow!)

  • Do not display personal information. Never post your personal information or information about someone else. Keep things like ages, addresses, phone numbers, names of towns, or even places we work off the Internet. Our classroom WIKI is a public site and may be viewed by anyone.
  • Post with integrity. Write things you know to be correct using facts from research from reliable, credible sources. When posting your own opinion, express yourself in the most honest and intelligent way you can.
  • Be nice. This WIKI is an extension of my classroom and foul language and put downs will NOT be tolerated. Remember to treat classmates with respect and be overly friendly in writing.
  • Read, re-read, and proof-read before you click ENTER. Don't rush to make that final . Once you press that button, you can't bring it back. Look everything over and use your spell check to be sure everything is accurate. When you are certain that the editing is complete, then save to publish.
  • Be brief, to the point and logical. Use breaks in your text and formatting elements to make the page easy to read and understand.
  • Follow Directions. The most important tip I can give you is to read instructions completely before submitting an assignment and follow the instructions as close as you can. Be creative, but stay within the parameters set forth on the page.
  • Do not delete the work of others deliberately. Unless it is part of the editing process.
  • Keep it on topic - classroom oriented. This isn't the place to discuss afterschool plans or personal topics. Stick to the topic on all discussion threads and "Attack the issue, not each other.

(Netiquette tips adapted from Jason Rowsey)

A Guide to Netiquette

Again, this video is hosted through YouTube.