1. Be On Time
2. Do What's Right
Rules and Ethics
I. In order to be productive in class
- You will learn the rules of conduct expected for the lab.
- You will know what the consequences of misbehavior are.
- You will learn about the ethics of software usage.
- You will learn to use the Internet safely.
II. Put all books and personal items between computer work stations or table in front of class.
III. Students may not
• Change the desktop.
• Change the screensaver.
• Delete, move, or rename any files.
• Install any software downloaded from the Internet or any other source.
While it is possible to have fun, if you are caught not completing an assignment, it will be considered computer misuse.
IV. There is no food, drink, or candy allowed in the lab. Please enter the lab with clean hands.
Treat the computer with respect:
Hands off the monitor
Gentle use of the keyboard and mouse (Leave it on the pad, please)
Take care when handling media.
V. Use good posture while sitting at the computer (eyes level with the monitor, shoulders down, arms relaxed, feet flat on the floor, back supported).
VI. Obey all regular classroom rules. Policies & Procedures of your regular classroom teacher are in effect here just like the classroom. Do your own work; don’t disturb your neighbors.
VII. What happens when the rules are broken?
• 1st offense:
Student is removed from computer for the remainder of class period and will write an explanation of misconduct or misuse. Student will be responsible for repair or replacement.
• 2nd offense:
Student is sent to In-School Suspension for remainder of class period. It is up to the classroom teacher’s discretion if the student can make up missed work. Student will be responsible for repair or replacement.
• 3rd offense:
Student has no more computer lab privileges. Student will be responsible for repair or replacement.
VIII. Etiquette means manners: be polite, have respect for other’s property just like they should have for yours. Be honest--do your own work.
IX. Copyright Laws
• Fair use clause for education.
• Difference between classroom use and published work.
• Copying software.
• Citing electronic sources.
X. Internet Safety
• Never reveal personal information (name, address, age, phone number)
• Never give anyone your Social Security number, credit card numbers, your parents’ name(s)
• Never arrange to meet someone face-to-face you have met on-line
• Don’t share photos of yourself with someone you only know on-line
• Don’t share passwords with anyone except your parents and teachers