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.