With the influx of mobile devices, technology is changing the way students learn. What do you include in an acceptable use policy for students using mobile devices?
Here are some ideas for starters. Mobile devices are only--
What do you include in an acceptable use policy for students using mobile devices?
Our schools seem to be concerned about how much video the students will download at one time. And I think they are also concerned about filters. Can the school place any sort of filter on their network that would prevent students from accessing inappropriate material, or is that up to the individual user and their device? I wonder if this wouldn't make a great topic for a PTA meeting!
Any ideas will be welcomed!!
Kim, Yes, filters can be used to limit access to inappropriate material. This is a blessing and a curse. For example, if the word "breast" is used as a blocked word, then any site that might be accessed on cancer that uses that word would be blocked. I tried accessing the Wonderopolis site at a school yesterday and it was blocked from the school district. Couldn't help "wondering" why? Sorry, couldn't help the pun. There are limits that can be set for downloads. Network managers can set access for 1 hour or for the entire day. It would be a great PTA discussion...safety on the net and even explaining to parents why they need to monitor their kids online time. Will be eager to hear more from you! Jeanne
I am blessed to work in a district that helped us with an acceptable use agreement that parents and students sign. We have a copy from each student on file in the library. I allow students to bring their technology to my class each and every day. I also have a list of the devices owned by each student so I know who has what and how I can use it in my classroom. When students come in the room, they must put their technology face down on their desk. They can only reach for it when I assign an activity or give them permission. Not perfect, but is has gone pretty well so far.