3. The Computer Lab is a valuable tool for learning at Fayetteville High School. <ul><li>While in the labs, students will </li></ul><ul><li>Follow appropriate code of conduct. </li></ul><ul><li>Adhere to copyright laws. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice safe Internet use. </li></ul>
4. Section 1 Rules of the Classroom
5. Store your bookbags and personal items at the back of the lab as you come into the lab. There is not enough space next to the computers for these materials.
6. No food or drink is allowed in the computer lab.
7. <ul><li>Use good posture while sitting at the computer. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eyes level with the monitor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shoulders down, arms relaxed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feet flat on the floor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Back supported </li></ul></ul></ul>
8. The Computer Lab is a classroom. You are here to work on your assignment. You are not here to “play”. If you use the computer for any purpose other than your assignment, it will be considered computer misuse .
9. Students are not permitted to <ul><li>Change the desktop in any way. </li></ul><ul><li>Change the screensaver. </li></ul><ul><li>Delete, move, or rename any files. </li></ul><ul><li>Install software downloaded from the Internet or any other source. </li></ul><ul><li>Open personal email accounts not being used for school assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Use computer games like Solitaire without teacher permission. </li></ul>
10. Discipline Policy 1st Offense: Student is given a warning. 2nd Offense: Student is removed from computer for the rest of the class period and parent contact is made. 3rd Offense: Student is sent to the office with a discipline referral. It is the classroom teacher’s decision to allow the student to make up missed work. Students are responsible for repair or replacement of deliberately damaged equipment.
11. HACKING Unauthorized use of hardware or software can be considered to be “hacking.” Talladega County Schools Discipline Policy: Class 2 Offense (In or Out of School Suspension): When hacking does not cause damage to equipment and/or data. Class 3 Offense (Out of School Suspension or Expulsion): When hacking causes damage to equipment and/or data.
12. Section 2 Technology Ethics
13. Etiquette Use good manners. Be polite. Have respect for the property of others. Be honest – do your own work.
15. Music and software are copyrighted. You buy the right to use the disc, but you do not own the product. It is illegal to copy CDs if you have not purchased the license to do so.
16. Information, pictures, and music acquired from the Internet is copyrighted. Students must cite the source of reference information and images used in multimedia presentations. Pictures must have copyright information next to the image:
17. When information is acquired from a website, the website author and Internet address of the site must be “cited” in a bibliography, works cited slide, etc. Example: "Mickey Mouse." Britannica Student Encyclopedia . 2003. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 17 June 2003. http://search.eb.com/ebi/article?eu=354813 .
18. Section 3 Internet Safety
19. Stay Safe While you Surf… <ul><li>Never reveal personal information about yourself (name, address, age, phone number). </li></ul><ul><li>Never give anyone your Social Security number, credit card numbers, or your parents’ names. </li></ul><ul><li>Never arrange to meet someone face-to-face you have only met on-line. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t share photos of yourself with someone you have only met on-line. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t share passwords with anyone except your parents and teachers. </li></ul>
20. Computer Lab attendance is a privilege you should not take for granted. Following the guidelines presented today will help you have a successful experience.