PARENTS and STUDENTS PLEASE READ: Joining and participating in this Wikispace is NOT REQUIRED If you are a student in Ms. Forstat's class. You can view the entire website and utilize all classroom notes and resources without a membership. So why should you join?? READ ON...

What is a Wiki?

Who uses Wikis?

Wikis are used by people who wish to share things with one another online, such as schoolwork, classroom assignments, technical help, club/specialty information, photos, videos, journal discussions, or projects.

In K-12 education, Wikis are being used by educators to conduct or follow-up after professional development workshops or as a communication tool with parents and fellow faculty members. However, a wiki’s greatest potential lies in the students’ creative and educational participation.

Why Join?

Becoming a member of Wikispaces allows you to post discussions and become part of an online discussion regarding our science class! You can also create your own portfolio of work samples and save your notes online for others to view. It's free and it's easy!

How to Protect yourself on Wikispaces:

When creating a profile or communicating with other members, never give your full first and last name. Never post/reveal any personal information; such as, phone numbers, home addresses, location, etc. Much like a large metropolitan city, the Internet is a wonderful place with so many available resources. It can also be a very dangerous place. You would never drop your child off in a big city and expect them to explore it and remain safe. The goal of this page is to provide awareness and try to keep everyone safe from the dangers of the Internet. Please remember to supervise and teach your chidlren to use this resource appropriately and moniter their activity online.

Other Tips and Reminders:

Remember...this is a PUBLIC FORUM. Please use common sense and know that anything you post or say is potentially being viewed be the global community, not just your friends and teachers. I will be monitering these forums and I will delete any inappropriate comments as we find them. If this makes you and/or your family uncomfortable, you can choose not to view or participate in this portion of the wiki. This is a public space. It is no different than being at the mall or movie theater with your friends, or in the hallways at school. Behave appropriately and protect yourself! The discussion board is only for comments and notes that are to be viewed by the entire class and community. If you have individual concerns or questions, please send me a private email. And please...BE RESPECTFUL!