One to One

One to One

  We started the One to One Laptop initiative here at Bell Oaks in September of 2013, with that year’s grade 5 staff and students.  As of September 2016 all of our students are equipped with a laptop to use during the school day.  Our original goals in terms of implementation have been met, and our staff continues to hone this part of their craft in hopes of reaching the highest levels of engagement for our students through this technology.  The devices your children currently have access to are as follows:

Grade 5: HP Stream 11 Pro G2

Grade 6: HP 340 G2

Grade 7 : HP Elitebook 9470m

Grade 8: HP Elitebook 9470m

Netiquette" is network etiquette, the do's and don'ts of online communication. Netiquette covers both common courtesy online and the informal "rules of the road" of cyberspace.

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A Digital Citizen is someone who is able to use different forms of technology, such as a computer or a cell phone, to interact well with other people in society. Just as there are rules and regulations that come along with the privileges of being a citizen of a country, there are guidelines that outline how someone should act while using technology that must be followed by those who desire Digital Citizenship. There are nine elements of Digital Citizenship: Access, Commerce, Literacy, Law, Rights and Responsibilities, Health and Safety, Security, Communication and Etiquette, the last of which is the subject of the following lesson plan.

Netiquette
, or online etiquette, is a series of regulations by which those who use the internet abide by in order to make the internet a friendlier place. A person’s online manners as well as their respect for others are important for proper netiquette.
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10 Core Rules of Netiquette (Willard 2002)

Rule 1: Remember the Human - just because we do

not see the face…

Rule 2: Adhere to the same standards of behavior

online that you follow in real life

Rule 3: Know where you are in cyberspace

chatroom vs. e-mailing rumors

Rule 4: Respect other people's time and bandwidth

- be concise

Rule 5: Make yourself look good online -

judged by how you represent yourself

Rule 6: Share expert knowledge

Rule 7: Help keep flame wars under control

Rule 8: Respect other people's privacy

- don
t snoop

Rule 9: Don't abuse your power

- administrators

Rule 10: Be forgiving of other people's mistakes -

at least initially