A Communication Adventure Solving the Mysteries of Digital Etiquette. Presented by: Willony Barclay. If you can hear me, please click on the checkmark at the bottom of your screen. If you cannot hear me, please click on the “x” at the bottom of your screen.
If you are called on to speak please click on the “Ctrl” key or the “Talk” button on your computer and hold it down while you are talking.
What is appropriate digital etiquette when one uses electronic mail?
After completing this session, students:
In one to two words, tell me what digital etiquette means to you?
Digital Etiquette key or the “Talk” button on your computer and hold it down while you are talking.: The standards of conduct or procedure expected by other digital technology users.
Riddle and Bailey’s “Digital Citizenship in Schools” (2007).
Digital Etiquette: electronic standards of conduct or procedure.
In regards to electronic mail, it is when teachers, administrators, and students work to understand what information can be shared from their personal electronic mail accounts to others and knowing what is appropriate when expressing their ideas via electronic mail.
Let’s see if you are ready to put these into our investigation…
Thank you so much for letting me copy your notes from the course yesterday. After my Grandmother’s passing, I thought that I was going to fall behind in my studies, but you helped me get back on track. Thank you for being so nice to me.
This e-mail was sent to your principal after a disagreement over a child’s punishment.
Dear Dr. Jones,
I DO NOT THINK THAT IT WAS FAIR FOR YOU TO REMOVE MY SON, TIMOTHY, OUT OF CLASS WITHOUT SOME TYPE OF PUNISHMENT. YOU NEVER SEEM TO INFORM THE PARENT OF YOUR REFUTABLE DECISIONS, BUT PUNISH THEM SEVERLY! I SUPPOSE THAT YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN WHAT COMMON COURTESY MEANS!
What’s going on with you? I am sitting here at a desk in the media center waiting for the last bell to ring today. I have some work that I should be doing. Hope the teacher doesn’t come by to check on me!! I will talk to you afterschool, so we can go out shopping together later.
Tomorrow I need my paper for Ms. Ross’s english book report finished by tomorrow morning. It needs to be typed and looking right. Don’t forget to put my name on it. Meet me at the cafeteria for breakfast to do the exchange. My paper for your life. Don’t be late.
How can you address instances of poor etiquette in the use of electronic mail?
What do you think are some important guidelines for you and your classmates to follow in terms of digital etiquette?
A teacher has just e-mailed you and used all capital letters to let you know how angry he is that you have not been turning in your homework.
a. avoid the e-mail by deleting it.
b. reply back with all caps.
c. reply back without all caps.
A friend of yours has just sent you a personal e-mail and several humorous forwarded messages from her school e-mail account. She generally sends five or six messages such as this per day.
a. ignore the e-mail until after the teacher leaves.
b. politely tell her to stop and sent it to your personal e-mail account, instead.
c. reply back with your comments and emotions.
You had a great time on your recent trip to Savannah, Georgia, and have plenty of pictures to prove it. Your friends cannot wait to see what you did, but they live in another town. Your home computer is not working properly so you could just this once send the pictures from your school e-mail account to your friends.
a. decide against it and wait until your computer is working properly.
b. wait until the class are using the computers in the media center to do it.
c. wait until you finish your assignment in class and do it.
You did a great job!
(check your e-mail)