Digital Citizenship

RUSD Digital Citizenship Link

Blog Guidelines

Keeping our blog secure is of utmost importance to us. Through blogging, the students of the Redlands eAcademy have the opportunity to learn about appropriate online behavior.

The following guidelines have been established to ensure the safety of students when blogging.

  1. Students will be identified by their first name only.
  2. Photographs of the students will not be identified.
  3. Posts written by students are checked by Mrs. Ayala before they are published on the blog.
  4. All students must have parental permission to post on the blog and to have their photo or video published on the blog.
  5. Parents who leave comments are asked to use their first name only (or as______’s mom so as not to identify their child.
  6. All students must abide by the blogging rules that we have established.

Comment Guidelines

Thank you so much, Mrs. Yollis from California for sharing your tutorial!!!

Comment Guidelines Tutorial

Thank you, Mrs. Krebs for sharing your ideas.

Guidelines for Netiquette

Adapted from the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea by

  1. Respect others. Follow the same polite and ethical standards of behavior online as you do in real lifeDo to others, as you would have them do to you.
  2. Respect people’s time and space when posting. Be careful not to submit comments more than once, or waste their time with silliness.
  3. Take advantage of your anonymity. You will be judged only by the content and quality of your writing, not your color, gender, hair, eyes, weight, etc. Therefore, do a great job in your writing—spelling, punctuation, and grammar count.
  4. Share your knowledge. It’s fun and makes the world a better place. Remember, you have to contribute if you are going to be successful in the 21st century.
  5. Respect other people’s privacy. If someone forgets to log off in the computer lab, kindly do it for them. Never harm anyone’s work, files, or reputation.
  6. Give credit to the creator when you directly quote or cite someone’s work. Be a leader in using Creative Commons photos and properly citing them.
  7. Be forgiving of other’s online mistakes.
  8. Be protective of your digital footprint. Get in the habit of posting things that make you proud. Your future colleges and employers will be able to read what you’ve said on Facebook and other places online.

Here are two resources for students to use to cite others work.

  1. BibMe
  2. Recipes4Success
  3. Citation Maker Directions PDF
  4. Cite This For Me

Each month students will be writing reflections on topics that they are learning. This will be a great way for students to collaborate and practice their writing skills.  Please keep in mind that all students are in various stages of the writing process. We are working on becoming better writers and ask that you take this into consideration when reading and posting comments.