The grade 8 classes spent some time brainstorming etiquette rules for situations involving technology, and this is what they came up with.
Online Gaming (Xbox Live etc.)
Be aware!! The reality of gaming online is that you will run into people who shout in frustration, troll, swear, and believe there are no rules.
Leaving Blog or Youtube Comments
FaceTime / Skype
Participating in Social Media like Facebook and Twitter
Using Cell Phones at a Movie, Wedding etc.
During Library Skills classes, we have been discussing etiquette rules for technology use. Here are 5P's rules for using technology the polite way.
Sending an Email
Cell Phones at the Movies
Technology in a Restaurant
Printing at School
XBox Live or Online Gaming
The following videos are about technology and how it is changing etiquette and social norms. Is Technology making us impolite?
Is Technology Killing Old Fashioned Etiquette?
Are Gadgets Making Us Rude?
What are the etiquette rules for texting, video conferencing, facebook, twitter, email, cell phone use, blogging, commenting on YouTube and other technology related activities?
Leave a comment and share what you think good technology etiquette looks like....
I see a few students starting to venture into the Twitterverse, so I thought I'd pass on a few tips for developing a good informational network, and for protecting your privacy.
Once you have an account, one of the first things you should do is learn about hashtags. They can help you follow topics and discussions. You can find a directory of hashtags here.
Here are some other things that might help you out:
Don't forget to follow the library's twitter account: @hgilibrary
Everyone has a digital footprint these days. Your digital
footprint is made up of the information you share online through pictures, videos and posts (active), and also through the information that others share about you (passive).
It is important to protect your privacy and your reputation, and keep track of what is being said or posted about you.
It is also important to respect the privacy of others, and not post things that would be damaging to another person’s reputation.
Since we all have a digital footprint, how can we make sure that it will be a positive digital footprint?
What online activities can help you create a positive digital footprint?
An example of a blog that helps to create a positive digital footprint.
I ran across an article this morning on CTV news, about a situation where an employer asked a job applicant to provide his Facebook user name and password during a job interview.
This is a perfect example of why we are talking about managing your digital footprints / digital dossiers. Many of you said that you expect a degree of privacy on social media accounts. What would you do if you were in this person's position? Would you give your username and password, or not?
You can read the article here.
Whether you are writing a paper, making poster, or filming a video, you should demonstrate good citizenship skills if you are referencing, or using work created by another person.
Click below to watch a video from Common Sense Media about respecting a Creator's Rights.
Here is a related worksheet to encourage discussion, also from Common Sense Media.
It isn't always easy to know when you are looking at inaccurate information on the internet. Students at HGI are learning about how to tell the good websites from the bad, and they would like to share that information with you. Keep watching for student work with tips on how to tell if the websites you visit are trustworthy.
This poster was created by students from 5 McKie.