|Learning Objective- Teachers will evaluate their ability to effectively communicate using e-mail with 100% accuracy.|
|The Association for Supervision and
Curriculum Development (ASCD) recommends that teachers demonstrate the
ability to effectively communicate using e-mail and to understand basic
copyright rules. The "Copyright Laws" assignment is one method used to
assess the teacher's ability to use e-mail and inform him/her of the
complexities of copyright laws.
This assignment will be completed with the routine e-mail transactions that occur during this course. By completing Copyright Laws assignment, and sending a copy-and-pasted completion statement generated by the Copyright Laws exam within the body of the e-mail, the conditions of the "E-Mail" and "Copyright" will be met.
Other competencies, using e-mail, will also be assessed throughout this course.
|Never say "NO"- "E-mail is for 'Yes,' 'Maybe,' and should be used for sending information or responding to questions. If you must tell someone "No," then it might be a good idea to call them over the phone or tell them in person.|
|Look at the time- If you hold a supervisory position and if subordinates see you working late hours, they will feel as though they have to work late as well.|
|Are you are angry?- Do not send an e-mail if you are angry or agitated. Wait until you calm down before you reply to a negative situation.|
|Carbon Copy?- Think before you Carbon Copy your boss to influence your intended recipient. This builds resentment.|
|E-mails are not private- Be careful as to what you write in an e-mail. Do not write anything that you would not want others to read. Consider the legal issues when sending confidential e-mail; ensure that these types of e-mails are encrypted. Sending the personal information of a student, using unsecure e-mail practices, may be a violation of the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA).|
|Government Agencies (including public education) are required to archive/store all e-mails (including attachments) sent within their networks for an indefinite period of time. For this reason, It is recommended to use school e-mail for school business only. Most school systems monitor all e-mail traffic; because of this, it is important not to send personal and private information via school e-mail.|