Purpose of the wiki

The members of Mr. Johnson's History class 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 others work
  • Reviewing and sharing study strategies before tests and quizzes
  • Practicing taking varied points of view on a topic
  • Creating FAQ pages on curriculum topic

This wiki will be created using a wiki tool at www.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.
  • Only registered members can see the wiki
  • All wiki content is subject to teacher approval and/or deletion.
  • 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 (with initials or pseudonym signature) in the Discussion area for that page.

The teacher, Mr. Johnson, 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.

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. 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.

Any participant who is aware of violations of this agreement by others must report these violations to the teacher immediately.

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 (with the loss of all related points) and 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.

Signatures (copy this text into the discussion area for this page)
I, (your name), agree to the terms and conditions of the class wiki for Mr. Johnson's History Class for the
2009-2010 school year.

*Adapted from www.TeachersFirst.com Student wiki warranty