Purpose of our 6th Grade Social Studies wiki:
The 6th graders will be participating in our wiki for the purposes of...

Creating written projects/ media projects
Encouraging process writing
Reviewing and sharing study strategies before tests and quizzes
Practicing taking varied points of view on a topic
Sharing classroom events with families
Sharing our projects
Discussing current events
Making classroom suggestions

Our wiki is a work-in-progress. It is important that we have rules and guidelines as we explore and engage in this collaborative educational process.

In the interest of students’ safety, the following restrictions have been configured on the wiki:

All wiki content is subject to teacher approval and/or deletion.
The teacher will be notified of any edits to the wiki.
No individual or identifiable profiles are available on the wiki

Terms and Conditions

All students and participants in this wiki must agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement.

No student may edit or delete the work of another without talking with their teacher and/or other students explaining why.

The teacher 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.

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.

Any participant who is aware of violations of this agreement by others must report these violations to the teacher immediately either verbally or in writing (email or note).

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 dealt with accordingly.

Consequences of violating the terms and conditions

Any violation of the above terms and conditions shall make the violator subject to both immediate termination from the wiki, with all related sacrifice of points toward grades and to 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.

Revised with permission from Teachersfirst.com.