blog security is very important. all room5ians must follow cybersafety rules.
you must also write respectfully at all times. remember - all of what you write is going to be read by someone else at some stage - it may not even be this year - one day it will be read - so be polite, respectful and say sensible interesting things.
if you are not sensible, you will make it difficult for any of us to enjoy the interactive world of blogging.
make the title of your posts eye catching.
please post comments about:
1. what you think "netiquette" might be.
2. any cybersafety rules you know
3. what the purpose of our blogs are or could be - [remember - this blog is for learning]
we will be completing a survey soon to investigate your internet usage and anything your parents do to help keep you cybersafe.
each of you will also sit with me in class to investigate your blog, check for cybersafety, and answer any questions you have regarding the set up of your blog.
for example, i would like yo uto have word verification turned on and disallow anonymous posts. if you are smart, you will have email notification turned on too. this means that when a post is made on your blog, you will be sent an email with the message and a link to it in your blog. this makes it easy to keep track of all posts.
and PLEASE remember - this blog is for school and i encourage you to use it - BUT, if your parents don't want you too, you must respect their wishes. all important school related material will be given out in class as handouts as i have already done with the kakepuku activities.
if your parents have concerns, please have them contact me directly.
p.s. if you read this all the way through, tell me the secret password at school - "the blue blog is bluer than the red blog..."
p.p.s. i know that at least one of you is not being cybersafe...