Volume 2, Number 4
Into the Classroom
Through a Student's Eyes
Literacy On Line
Tips from the Pros
Training Schedule at the Ambrose Lab
"The network is down . . . "
The TIPS Archives
Editor: Jeffrey L.
District TRT firstname.lastname@example.org
website is intended for the instructional use of students and staff of
Fayette County Public Schools
Email! We've got it, let's use it!
At the most recent secondary Technology Resource Teacher meeting, the student
use of email in instruction was discussed. It's a capability that exists right
now in Fayette County, and it's just getting a good start! Below please find
several ideas and resources to get you
started, and some answers to anticipated questions or concerns. By now, almost
every teacher in Fayette County is using email as his/her primary method of
communication - the students shouldn't be far behind!
Here's some ideas and examples, some of which are already being used in classrooms in
Huh? We've got student
If you're asking this question, you're probably at a middle school or elementary
school, since all five high schools have student email. If you wish to get email
accounts for students in your club or classroom, contact the Technology Resource
Teacher or LAN Service Technician at the high school in your feeder
pattern for details (see below). Please do not request accounts unless
they're going to be used!
BSTHS: Larry Durbin (email@example.com)
The Law . . .
HCHS: Bob Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lafayette: Joseph Wethington (jwething@Fayette.k12.ky.us)
PL Dunbar: Terry Carr (email@example.com)
TCHS: Brandon Wade (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Student email is provided as a service by the county for educational use. By law,
other email service can be used within the FCPS system by anyone.
Many are blocked anyway.
- The signing and understanding of an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) contract is
required of every student using email.
- The student email system has an automatic content scanner much like the one that
handles adult email in FCPS. Distribution of prurient material, harassment, and other violations may
carry legal penalties beyond the stipulations of an AUP.
|Submitted by Jeffrey
Flat Stanley Project
Who is Flat Stanley? A lovable character from author Jeff Brown whose
adventures have started a new way to read, write and share information
with others. For primary students, gathering and reading information on
the Internet is, at best, difficult because of the readability factor. The
Flat Stanley Project was established to assist primary students in
locating information about other cultures and sharing this information
with each other. This project incorporates the use of the Internet by
using student/teacher e-mail to gather information and share with
participating classrooms. At present, I have several teachers involved in
this project. If you would like more information about this project you
may contact me: Guyanne Vaughan at email@example.com. You may also visit the Flat Stanley site at the following URL:
Submitted by Guyanne Vaughan
|Email and Our Troops
The following websites give access to the possibility of
communicating with our Armed Forces oversees.
a Platoon: - This organization provides a clearinghouse for correspondence with
troops abroad. Look for the "Info for Schools & etc."
under "Contact Us."
American Soldier: This is a repository for general greetings for soldiers - you post
them on line, and they are forwarded to the troops oversees.
Submitted by Cathy