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WHY ARE WE CHANGING THE POLICY? Rationale: –To maximize students learning potential via technology –To utilize the natural affinity most students possess.

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2 WHY ARE WE CHANGING THE POLICY? Rationale: –To maximize students learning potential via technology –To utilize the natural affinity most students possess regarding technology –To embrace and harness the use of technology among students during the school day

3 WHAT IS THE NEW POLICY? –Can use before and after school and during lunch. –Teachers may establish times for when using electronic devices is appropriate and/or permitted in their classes. Teachers have the right to disallow any and all use of electronic devices. –CANNOT use during class changes including headphones. –During approved times, students may text, surf the internet, email, play games, and making phone calls.

4 WHAT DEVICES ARE INCLUDED? -smart phones, laptops, e-book readers, and tablets -No electronic devices brought by students are the responsibility of Fairborn City Schools or its staff or representatives

5 Other Terms of Use: –No posting to social media sites (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, GooglePlus, etc) –No bullying, harassment or otherwise threatening another person –No commercial purposes such as buying, advertising or selling goods or services

6 No creating, transmitting, downloading or copying any materials that are in violation of District Policies or any federal, state or local laws or that contain information for the purposes of creating explosive devices, materials in furtherance of criminal activities or terrorist acts, threatening materials, or pornographic, sexually explicit or obscene materials

7 No devices during test administration; teachers may collect devices to hold during testing.

8 Earbuds in one ear only at any time during regular school hours in approved areas. No use of earbuds during instructional time or between classes. Earphones that cover both ears are not acceptable except for before and after school.

9 Teacher permission is required to take a picture or video and these two forms of technology should never occur without the subjects direct knowledge and permission. Pictures and videos are not allowed to be taken in restrooms, locker rooms or other similar areas. Photos should never be published on the web.

10 Devices must be on mute. Phone calls and text messages should not interrupt the learning environment. Non- instructional use of devices including texting and making phone calls is prohibited during class time.

11 Access to locked wireless networks at FHS will not be given. Teachers will not give out passwords to these networks. Access to open wireless networks cannot be guaranteed. Students will not be permitted to gather near doors or windows in an effort to get a better cell phone signal.

12 Students will not be permitted to use electronic devices to order food from outside establishments or to have food delivered to them by a family member or friend. Students may not use a cell phone to contact home to be picked up during the school day due to illness or other reason without the permission of the clinic or a principal. Students who do not obtain such permission to leave will be marked as unexcused or truant.

13 Students must IMMEDIATELY turn over any electronic device to a staff member who requests the device due to misuse. The student is prohibited from removing the battery, sim card, memory card, turning the device off, intentionally putting a lock onto the device, or otherwise making it inoperable prior to surrendering the device to the staff. A student refusing to hand over an electronic device may be subject to increased school discipline as deemed appropriate.

14 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW –Use of electronic devices is a privilege, not a right –This is not a blanket approval for students to use electronic devices in any fashion they may desire –Teachers will determine how, when and to what extent electronic devices may be used in their classrooms

15 For the classroom teacher who does not (and will not) allow electronic devices in class, nothing has changed!

16 HOW CAN I USE MY ELECTRONIC DEVICE? Students MAY BE encouraged to implement technology in the following situations: –Taking notes during class instruction –Using the calendar feature to record and track assignments –Checking Progress Book for student grade and assignment information –Completing research for a project or assignment via the internet –Using the calculator feature –Reading books or stories via an e-reader device –Taking photos or videos for educational purposes (class projects or assignments) –Creating essays or projects using desktop publishing tools

17 WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I MISUSE MY DEVICE? - Teachers may confiscate students devices for misuse. On the first offense, it is the teachers choice to give it back at the end of the period or the end of the day. –On the second offense and following, teachers should turn the device into the office and the same procedures that have been followed all year will continue. –Teachers may implement other disciplinary interventions (detentions) in addition to taking the device. –Every teachers plan of use may be different – it is the students responsibility to know and follow the guidelines the teacher has set.

18 WHEN DO WE START? -This policy is not starting today. -We will begin this policy on Thursday, April 11.

19 Remember that it is the teachers choice on how to implement the use of electronic devices into your classroom instruction. They have the choice to disallow use altogether.

20 The success of this pilot policy will determine the extent that it is implemented next school year. If the response to these changes is poor, the policy may revert back to the previous guidelines next year. THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT – BE RESPONSIBLE AND MATURE!

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