Below are best practices for students at each school level on proper and responsible behavior when interacting and learning online.
Radnor High School
- Remember, behind every name is person
- Respect the privacy of your classmates and what is shared in class
- Avoid sweeping generalizations
- Understand that we may disagree
- Ask classmates for clarification if you find post offensive or difficult to understand
- Be respectful of your classmates and their opinions
- ALL CAPS indicates shouting
- Be careful with humor and sarcasm; both can be easily misunderstood
- Don't overuse acronyms or emojis
- Keep in mind everything your write and everything you click is recorded on a server
- On the Internet there are no "take backs"
- Maintain boundaries with what you share
- Your classroom is now your home; if at all possible, do not work in your bedroom
- Work in a space where you can concentrate away from distractions
- Consider how you dress
- The same rules that apply in school apply online
- No recording!
- No bullying!
Radnor Middle School
- Behind every screen name is a person; be kind with your words and actions
- Communicate tactfully and appropriately
- Be mindful of how you are speaking and what you are typing
- Please proofread and spell check
- Respect others' point of view, thoughts and opinions
- Respect the privacy of your classmates and instructor
- No recordings; no screenshots; don't share others' information
- Humor and sarcasm can be misinterpreted online
- Be mindful of your audience
- If you have to think about the appropriateness of the comment, don't type it
- Expectations for learning and behavior are the same if is inside RMS
- Establis routines and a sense of normalcy: create a workspace, take breaks, be active!
- Establish a daily routine to support your learning
- Identify a comfortable, quiet space so can can work effectively and successfully
- Check online communication daily
- Complete assignment with integrity and academic honesty that demonstrates your learning
- Communicate with your teachers regularly
- Take breaks, go outside, and be active
- Read a book and spend time with your family
- Keep a journal if you can: you are living history you will share with you children and grandkids!
- Speak with adults at home or from school if need support or help