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Friday, November 7

  1. page Online Rules and Procedures edited ... 5. Care for All Equipment : Follow teacher directions for taking out, using and storing devic…
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    5. Care for All Equipment :
    Follow teacher directions for taking out, using and storing devices properly. Hands off tech during instructions.
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    use policies. See *Below for Piedmont Electronics Policy
    {CMS AUP.pdf}
    School devices- SIGN OUT by name and number each item used. If you change computers midway through class make sure you sign out the new one with the teacher.
    BYOT Devices: Register BYOT Devices here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1V22AYGBVi7KLRxR8-mDSears2cdZSfKof6cIzPsCVhg/viewform
    Piedmont
    Electronic Devices
    Piedmont Middle School, An IB World School, follows the following rules and procedures governing electronic devices (violations of these rules and procedures will result in consequences in accordance with the school’s discipline plan):
    Cell phones and electronic devices must be silenced during school hours and on the school bus unless otherwise directed by the classroom teacher.
    Electronic devices may be utilized for reading or instructional purposes at the discretion of the classroom teacher and at the students’ own risk (stolen and/or damaged items are not the responsibility of the school).
    Any device used other than for an approved activity will be confiscated and turned in to administration. Parents and/or guardians can pick up the items at a mutually agreed upon time.
    Students are allowed to take pictures, video and/or audio recordings of TEACHERS (not students)only when given permission by the classroom teacher.
    The photo and release form filled out at the beginning of the year gives the school permission or denial to take photos and videos to be used by Piedmont and the school district. This form does not include students taking pictures, video or audio recordings on their personal devices for their personal uses.
    Students must utilize the filtered CMS Guest Network when on campus and will not be permitted to access outside 3G/4G networks.
    Students must abide by the school’s designated “No Tech Zones” which include the following:
    Bus (dependent upon bus driver’s rules/regulations)
    Restrooms
    Locker rooms and changing areas
    Please be reminded of CMS’s policy regarding cell phones and other electronic devices:
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    Personal Technology Devices
    A personal technology device (PTD) is a portable Internet-accessing device that is not the property of the district that can be used to transmit communications by voice, written characters, words or images, share information, record sounds, process words, and/or capture images, such as a laptop computer, tablet, smartphone, cellphone, personal digital assistant or E-Reader. A student may possess and use a PTD on school property, at after-school activities and at school-related functions, provided that during
    school hours and on a school bus, the PTD remains off and put away. With the approval of the superintendent, a principal may permit students to possess and use PTDs during the school day for educational purposes. “Educational purposes” include student education, research and career development. Possession of a PTD by a student is a privilege, which may be revoked for violations
    of the Code of Student Conduct. Violations may result in the confiscation of the PTD (to be returned only to a parent) and/or other disciplinary actions. The district is not responsible for theft, loss or damage to PTDs or other electronic devices brought onto CMS property. Students permitted to use PTDs during the school day must follow all rules set forth in Policy IJNDB, Regulation IJNDB-R, and sign the Student Internet Use Agreement.
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    Rule 5 PERSONAL PROPERTY (Responsibility): A student is permitted to bring or possess only objects that have an educational purpose and will not distract from teaching or learning. Students are permitted to sell items on campus only as part of an approved school activity. (All other items will be confiscated and returned to the parent at a mutually agreed upon time, not to exceed one calendar week.) The following are among the list of prohibited items:
    A. Personal Technology Devices: A personal technology device (PTD) is a portable Internet-accessing device that is not the property of the district that can be used to transmit communications by voice, written characters, words or images, share information, record sounds, process words, and/or capture images, such as a laptop computer, tablet, smartphone, cellphone, personal digital assistant or E-Reader. A student may possess and use a PTD on school property, at after-school activities and at school-related functions, provided that during school hours and on a school bus, the PTD remains off and put away. With the approval of the superintendent, a principal may permit students to possess and use PTDs during the school day for educational purposes. “Educational purposes” include student education, research and career development. Possession of a PTD by a student is a privilege, which may be revoked for violations of the Code of Student Conduct. Violations may result in the confiscation of the PTD (to be returned only to a parent) and/or other disciplinary actions. The district is not responsible for theft, loss, or damage to PTDs or other electronic devices brought onto CMS property. Students permitted to use PTDs during the school day must follow all rules set forth in Policy IJNDB, Regulation IJNDB-R, and sign the Student Internet Use Agreement.
    B. Toys, games (electronic and other), electronic smoking devices, pagers and other electronic equipment:
    Possession of these or any similar devices without permission of the administration is prohibited. Possession of a toy gun that is a reasonable facsimile of an actual weapon is a violation of Rule 29, Weapons and DangerousObjects.
    Rule 8 BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING, PROFANITY, OBSCENITY AND/OR DEROGATORY LANGUAGE (Respect/Caring): Bullying and/or harassing behavior are strictly prohibited in CMS. It is the policy of the Board of Education to maintain learning environments that are free from harassment or bullying (Policy JICK, adopted 3/11/2008). Students are expected to use appropriate language and conduct at school and school functions and possess only appropriate materials. This rule applies to cursing, possessing, sending, or receiving written materials or electronic text and/or images that convey an offensive, racial, derogatory, bullying or obscene message to another person. This includes but is not limited to references to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, and/or physical or sensory disability, physical appearance or making offensive statements or gestures.
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    Rule 21 UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE COMPUTER (Honesty): A student shall refrain from inappropriate use of school system computers or from using the CMS Internet site without proper authority. This includes unauthorized use of signon codes and the school telephone system, communication of threats or implied threats, and unauthorized attempts to contact any CMS computer site from any computer station. This rule also encompasses any activity or distribution of information from home or school computers that would constitute a violation of a rule under the Code of Student Conduct
    or a violation of law, such as, but not limited to, bullying or harassment on social media or other sites if the conduct has or may have a direct and immediate impact on the orderly and efficient operation of the schools or the safety of individuals in the school environment. Publication of information on the Internet is considered distribution regardless of the location of the computer where the offending content was published. (Minor violations of unauthorized use of the computer, including accessing home email accounts from a school computer, may be a Tier I or II infraction.)
    For more information about CMS’s policies, please visit the following website:
    __http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/mediaroom/Documents/2012-2013%20Student%20Code%20of%20Conduct%20(English).pdf__

    All CMS, Piedmont, and classroom rules are in effect in all our learning environments.
    You are bound by those rules even online and/or when working from home. Violations will result in any or all of these:
    removal of student digital participation permissions
    lowered or failing grade* for the assignment
    disciplinary action including office referral
    legal action in the case of bullying or cybercrime
    *assignment consequences: first instance, grade C, 2nd instance, grade D. Third instance, grade F.
    Gaggle Human Monitoring consequences:
    First Violation= warning to student only
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    Possible Student Safety Situations and Questionable Content will be reported to district level personnel and handled according to district policies.
    This page would be the size of a Phd dissertation if I had to specify every possible lapse of judgment or restraint, so after reading this page, general good advice is to remember that the internet that is forever. http://dontbeanidiot.org/
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    study studio. 12 Useful Waysto use a cell phone for school.

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  2. page Online Rules and Procedures edited ... No unauthorized device, site, charger, or app download or usage (including audio or video reco…
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    No unauthorized device, site, charger, or app download or usage (including audio or video recording).
    Do not personalize school-owned devices. Adjust settings only with advance permission. (ex: split the keyboard on an iPad, return it to the usual setting afterward. you can change screens on computers with a login but on ipad there is no login and it is shared)
    KeepIn class Keep devices stowed as instructed untilunless their use has been assigned.cleared by teacher.
    2. Write Wisely
    Practice digital citizenship.
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    Follow teacher directions for taking out, using and storing devices properly. Hands off tech during instructions.
    Adhere to the CMS and Piedmont Electronics and Acceptable use policies.
    {CMS AUP.pdf} {Electronic_Devices.doc}
    School devices- SIGN OUT by name and number each item used. If you change computers midway through class make sure you sign out the new one with the teacher.
    BYOT Devices: Register BYOT Devices here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1V22AYGBVi7KLRxR8-mDSears2cdZSfKof6cIzPsCVhg/viewform
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Tuesday, September 30

  1. page Your Digital Footprint edited ... Once you’ve investigated what your digital footprint says about you, it’s time to determine if…
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    Once you’ve investigated what your digital footprint says about you, it’s time to determine if this is the message you want to convey. If it is there are several ways to grow the message more widely. If it is not there are several ways you can begin taking control of your digital footprint. Step three outlines several such ways.
    Begin taking control of your digital footprint
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    CMS filters) You can try to use the hints below or attempt cleanup or removal by going here http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/09/8-steps-for-students-to-remove-thier.html
    Create your __Google profile__
    What do people see when they find you online? You can control how you appear in Google and tell others more about who you are by creating a personal profile. A Google profile, enables you to easily share your web content on one central location. You can include, for example, links to your blog, online photos, and other profiles such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and more. You have control over what others see. You can also allow people to find you more easily by enabling your profile to be searched by your name. Simply set your existing profile to show your full name publicly.
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Tuesday, September 16

Thursday, August 7

Friday, August 1

  1. page About edited ... Ms. Gurthie's Bio A facilitator at CMS' Piedmont Middle School, an IB World School, Lisa Gurt…
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    Ms. Gurthie's Bio
    A facilitator at CMS' Piedmont Middle School, an IB World School, Lisa Gurthie holds a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Tulane University and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Social Studies Education from Brown University. Since 1989, she's taught in schools varying from a 100 year old boarding school, to community college , to the US Army. Her students have run the gamut from 28 year old active-duty soldiers just returning home from the Persian Gulf War to 12 year olds spending their first night away away from home in a foreign country.
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    of the 2012 Arts and Science Council's Cato Award
    {image_nature007.jpg} The poetry students wrote in her class is scattered throughout downtown Charlotte’s “The Green” park and the art her students created as part of the “New Courage” project has twice been displayed at the Levine Museum of the New South. Her students' writing became the project's logo. Her students have done combined classroom activities with students in college as well as high school in Cairo, Egypt and middle schoolers in Wraclaw, Poland.
    Her interests include the technological revolution, especially as it intersects with education, the science of learning and motivation; culture, social fabric, and the hidden reasons behind what we believe are our personal choices; random trivia, creamy desserts, dance, art, improvisation, travel (37 states and 17 countries so far), thinking and reading.
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Thursday, May 1

  1. page Tech Usage Instructions edited ... (teachers see the piedmont staff wiki for teacher specific instructions also check http://how…
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    (teachers see the piedmont staff wiki for teacher specific instructions also check
    http://how.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/home)
    Scroll down to find instructions for the different types of tech you wish to useSee weblinks page of this wiki for site links.
    Atomic Learning
    http://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/home
    Powerschool
    Chromebook
    Chromebook instructions step by step:
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    replace the chromebook in its proper numbered slot on the right cart, colored number facing out.
    place the plug in the chromebook if teacher says
    Google Drive Instructions
    Instructions

    Access Google drive 2 ways:
    1--from your Gaggle digital locker
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  2. page Tech Usage Instructions edited ... Dont' forget to sign out when you are done! Things you can do on Google Drive from desktop bu…
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    Dont' forget to sign out when you are done!
    Things you can do on Google Drive from desktop but NOT app:
    StudentsYou cannot edit Google drive presentations from an ipad app. (For presentations on ipad use haikudeck)
    Students
    and Teachers
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    the desktop. from their desktops make
    To search Google docs for things that have been shared within CMS you must not be on the app
    make
    a folder by clicking-click the red
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    new folder and can then put
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    to organize. teachers
    teachers
    can right
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    a button.
    To search Google docs for things that have been shared with CMS
    Dont

    Dont
    forget you can upload video that is in Google Drive (keep it under 5 mins for your own sanity) to youtube
    Share a video with your teacher from iPad
    save the video to your camera roll (may need to press the share button from imovie main screen and then press save this video) then export it. it will then say it is saved in your camera roll
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    MAKE SURE YOU SIGN OUT!
    TV STUDIO Instructions
    Running TV STUDIO
    Positions:
    Sound-The sound person is in charge of monitoring sound levels and switching between several inputs to help the program go well. A person who is interested in this job should be able to think quickly and pay attention to several things at once since.
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