Rules & Conduct
You may be a principal, a school administrator, a professor, a student, or just someone interested in using Google products to help people learn. Each group is organized by a local volunteer (GEG leader) and is entirely independent from Google, the corporation.
Do not post about activities or materials which people may need to pay for. It will be considered an advertisement and removed. For example:
NOT Allowed: Conferences, where there's an entrance or registration fee.
ALLOWED: CoffeeEDU or EdCamp where there is no cost to anyone attending.
Code of Conduct
When you join a GEG as a leader or a participant you are joining a community. And like any growing community, a few agreements about expected behavior are good for everyone. It's important that everyone in your community sees this code of conduct. Feel free to post it to your group Google+ page/community.
We expect all GEG leaders and participants to respect these basic principles:
Be respectful. At times GEGs may be composed of very different types of educators ranging from public to private school educators, to educators from pre-schools to high schools and universities, so we're not going to agree all the time. Remember to be respectful and constructive when communicating with fellow GEG'ers.
Participate and be collaborative. This is your community, so work together to make it useful. Join in on discussions, share knowledge, show up for in-person meetings regularly, offer feedback, and help each other out! We can learn a lot from each other.
Step down considerately. We all know that life can get busy. If you're a leader, or have some form of responsibility in running a GEG group, and your circumstances will impact your ability to organize your group, find a way to step down gracefully. Make sure someone can take over for you, and transfer the relevant information (contacts, passwords, etc.) for a smooth transition.
In particular, please observe some basic etiquette for online discussions:
Think before you send. Does this message need to go to hundreds of people around the world?
Keep off topic conversations to a minimum.
Do not send spam. Do not advertise or promote personal projects through GEG communities or activities.
If a member of a GEG community routinely violates this code of conduct, the GEG leader may ask that person to leave the community. This code of conduct applies to GEG activities and will be enforced by the community itself. It is not a part of Google's general Terms of Service. Content on Google Groups forum that violates the User Content and Conduct Policies will be removed if flagged.