ICT Essential Agreements
I will use technology for school work only and not for personal reasons.
I will only visit websites my teachers say are okay.
I can only post/publish work if I have both parent and teacher permission.
I will take good care of the technology equipment including making sure that laptops charge properly on the carts.
I will maintain programs and files the way that they have been organized for us and will not change, delete, or move files.
I will notify my teacher if something appears in my 3-5 folder that doesn’t belong there.
I will use programs intended for my lesson/learning.
I will keep my password secret and will not change it.
I will only use my own password.
I will use school appropriate words and pictures.
I will follow the policy of not downloading or installing anything.
I will keep my full name, phone number, address, and other personal information private on the internet.
I will immediately tell a teacher if anything inappropriate appears on my screen.
I will properly give credit to research, images, and music content by citing my work.
I will use email and chat features for school reasons only, not to send personal comments.
I will log-off my user account when I am finished using a computer.
As in any community, it is expected that digital citizens act with integrity according to accepted norms, rules, and laws. To ensure appropriate use of computers and the internet, COIA has worked with students and staff to develop Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Essential Agreements. Thinkers understand their roles and responsibilities in a digital society. Together we want to create an opportunity to increase student ownership.
While infractions will be handled on a case by case basis, if students do not follow the Essential Agreements, the following actions will be considered as guidelines:
1st time: written warning
2nd time: research project on appropriate use
3rd time: loss of computer privileges for a to be determined number of days
If you have any questions about expectations or consequences, please see Mr. Diamond (ICT teacher) or Mrs. Cochrane (Library Media Specialist).