The students in the class created a set of rules they all agreed to follow in order to incorporate John into the life of the class. Many students expressed unease with the apparent distance between themselves and their deaf classmate, and so there was a sense of responsibility to reach out to and include John.

According to the new rules of the classroom, students were not to speak for any reason. Nor was the teacher to speak. Instead, all communication must be carried out using the MOO. Students quickly got into the habit of logging onto the MOO as soon as they entered the classroom, and I got into the habit of taking attendance, making announcements and handling administrative tasks online.

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