Being a responsible participant in the great online conversation, I pledge that I will use information to:
q Express the truth. If challenged, I will be able to prove that what I write or say is true.
q Treat all people with respect. I will never use information to cause harm or appear to cause harm to any person or group of people.
q Respect and protect information tools. I will do no harm to a computer system, network, software, or other person’s information.
q Honor the code of academic honesty. MY work will be MYwork. I will not take credit for someone else’s genius.
Being a responsible student of the Elk Lake High School, I am aware that the high academic expectations associated with a college prep curriculum will ask me to:
q Seek Quality:
o Seek depth and creativity in my writing. I will use the open-ended opportunities to express my personality and opinions in a sincere and meaningful way.
o Seek depth in my comments. I know that too much positive feedback has limited value and will endeavor to use my background to not only lift up my peers but to help them excel in their writing as I seek to excel in mine.
o Use professional language. I will avoid slang unless it is an intentional creative choice.
o Use the conventions of language correctly. I know that grammar and spelling do matter.
q Honor the Code of Academic Honesty:
o MY work must be MY work!
§ I will NOT copy another student’s work and call it my own.
§ I will NOT copy and paste work from an internet site or book and call it my own.
§ I will NOT have another student/parent/person do my work for me.
o I will write NEW work for this year. Unless a special exception is granted, work I wrote for another class or in a previous year will not be submitted for credit.
**Students caught cheating by not following to guidelines for academic honesty above, will receive a zero for the assignment as per the steps in the student handbook.
Initial Post: means you have started the assignment and are attempting to complete the task.
Final Post: Requires approval from Miss Transue and means that your blog has NOR GRAMMAR ERRORS and NO CONTENT ERRORS.
Comments: You must respond (with 2 or more sentences) to the work of @ least 2 of your peers. Comments must demonstrate that you have read the work you are responding to and should provided constructive criticism, further discussion about the blogs’ topic, or positive feedback.